In addition to tasting events and seminars held at restaurants and venues around the Nashville area, there will be seminars from some spirits industry luminaries including noted booze historian David Wondrich, Ryan Maybee (Imbibe's 2012 Bartender of the Year) and Woodford Reserve's master taster, Marianne Eaves.
The roster of specific tasting events is still being finalized, but Yeager has already announced a few of them:
Marquis de Montesquiou Armagnac Seminar: Session 1, 6-7:30 PM Gray's on Main, Franklin
Tequila Party by El Jimador & Herradura, 7-10 PM, Pavilion East
Marquis de Montesquiou Armagnac Seminar: Session 2, 8-9:30 PM Gray's on Main
Mini Beers w/ Licor 43, 4-6 PM The Treehouse
Wine Cocktails With Bolla Prosecco and Banfi Rosa Regale, 7-10 PM Pavilion East
Bourbon & Bluegrass by Woodford Reserve & Old Forrester, 7-10 PM Homestead Manor in Thompson's Station
Del Maguey Seminar 1-3 PM, DevDigital
David Wondrich's 5 Iconic American Cocktails, 4-6 PM DevDigital
Grand Tasting Gala 7-10 PM, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Meet & Greet w/ Woodford Reserve's Marianne Eaves, noon-1 PM Smokers Abbey
ImpexBev Master Scotch Class, 1-3 PM Smokers Abbey
Germain-Robin Brandy Class, 3-5 PM Antica
For more info and to buy tickets, visit the festival website. We'll also be giving away some tickets here on Bites as the dates get closer, so stay tuned to this space!