Discover the perfect food pairing at the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

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If you’ve ever wanted to know what food a wine or beer is best paired with, look no further than a food pairing with an accomplished chef. The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson on May 9 at Michigan International Speedway is the spot for you. 

The popular wine and food pairings have been a hit with guests and will return for this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson.

The pairings, demonstrated by MIS’ Executive Chef Carl Van Wagner, are on sale in advance of the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson for $15 per pairing. Advance pairing purchases can be made by calling 800-354-1010. You must have an admission ticket to the wine fest to attend.

“It’s not just a great glass of wine or beer that makes the dining experience a positive one, but also the food that it is paired with,” MIS President Roger Curtis said. “Each one is unique so it’s important to get the right combination of food paired with the correct wine or beer. These pairings are sure to be a big hit and will sell out quickly.”

The pairings will feature a two-ounce pour of wine or beer from a participating winery or brewery at the fest, along with a sample of food that complements it.

Each pairing is limited to 60 guests so advance tickets will likely be the only tickets available.

The lineup is staggered so guests may choose to attend one or all. Each pairing is sold separately.

ISLAND WINERY
WINE: Black Cherry Cove
FOOD: Grilled Hanger Steak
Chimichurri sauce, cauliflower puree, boursin cheese and garlic potato chips

TIME: 1 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 216

ROUND BARN WINERY
WINE: Cranberry
FOOD: Rosemary Scented Chicken Scaloppini
Wild rice blue cheese cake, braised escarole and red beet chips
TIME: 2 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 217

FOUNDERS BREWING
BEER: Dirty Bastard
FOOD: Bison Meatloaf
Shallot whipped potatoes and carrot chips
TIME: 3 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 216

CHATEAU CHANTAL
WINE: Riesling
FOOD: Shrimp Spring Roll
Fennel, red onions and orange sweet and sour sauce
TIME: 4 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 217

CHATEAU GRAND TRAVERSE
WINE: Silhouette
FOOD: Charred Venison Saddle
Celeriac puree, baby carrots and wild mushroom ragout
TIME: 5 p.m.
PLACE: Suite 216

More than 30 award-winning wineries from across the state of Michigan will be on hand showcasing more than 100 varieties of wine including, Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet and others. And the impressive list of wineries continues to grow every day.

Michigan breweries and food vendors will also be featured, making the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson a Pure Michigan event.

Guests may sample wines, beer and food from Michigan vendors, and buy favorite wines by the bottle or case. The festival’s on-site retail store will have select wines and beer available for purchase at the event. Live entertainment throughout the day will also be featured.

The craft beer craze is sweeping Michigan, making the state fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs. The Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson is a great place to try all the seasonal beers this state offers.

Advance tickets for the Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson are $30. Each ticket includes $10 worth of tasting tokens.

This event is for guests 21 and older.

Michigan International Speedway will host the inaugural SPEEDWAY STOMP™ 5K paced by Experience Jackson Friday, May 8, the day before this year’s Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson.

Cost is $45 per runner and includes an inaugural finisher’s medal, commemorative event shirt, official timing and scoring bib and results and a ticket to the May 9 Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson. (Please note: Any age may enter the SPEEDWAY STOMP™ paced by Experience Jackson, but only guests 21 and older may use the ticket to the wine fest.)

Stay on site! Weekend camping is also available for $35 (non-electric sites) and $50 (electric sites) in the track’s MISCamping.com Graves Farm Campground. Need an RV? A hassle-free camping option is available for the wine and brew fest at www.MIScamping.com.

Or stay nearby! Contact the Jackson County Visitors Bureau at www.experiencejackson.com for a listing of convenient hotels.

Tickets and details are available at www.MISpeedway.com or by calling 800-354-1010. Also, please visit our Twitter feed @MIWineBeerFest for information about the wine festival.

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