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Event Recaps

Each year, Wine Lovers Weekend features an extensive gourmet menu and selection of fine wines and whiskey. The chefs of Vinny Vanucchi's "Littly Italy," Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill, and One Eleven Main take diners on an international food & wine journey.

2014 EVENT RECAP - The Transformation of Food, Wine & Distillants


The 2011 Wine Lovers Weekend was a journey in extremes. From the "90 Plus" Welcome Reception featuring a wide selection of 90+ rated wines to the "Value Wine" Tasting and Program showcasing great wines available for under $9.99, Wine Lovers participants sampled an amazing range of wines. The weekend included special meals at Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy,' Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill and One Eleven Main which were served only to Wine Lovers participants.

2011 Photo Gallery         Whiskey Seminar Alumni         2011 Recipes

Irish Whiskey bottles

2010 EVENT RECAP - "Adventure in a Glass"

The 2010 Wine Lovers Weekend journey began with a Culinary Tour of Italy presented by Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' and ended with the "Off the Beaten Path" dinner at One Eleven Main. But these two dinners were not the only highlights of the weekend, wine lovers participated in a 5 Taste Program, savored dishes prepared and paired with Jameson Irish Whiskey, and tried their hand at creating a custom blended wine.

2009 EVENT RECAP - "Old World, New World"

From the first taste of wine to the last sip of port, Wine Lovers Weekend 2009 was a memorable event. Participants expanded their wine knowledge, broaden their palate and savored fine wines and whiskeys. Each program and dinner was carefully planned by The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel and Galena's finest family of restaurants.

2008 EVENT RECAP - "The Inaugural Wine Lovers Weekend"

The 2008 Wine Lovers Weekend package participants feasted on multi-course dinners and a hearty Irish lunch. Each dish was a culinary delight and beautifully paired with Francis Coppola wines, Terlato Family wines or famous Jameson Irish Whiskey.