Kohler Food & Wine Experience

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Have you ever been to a Food and Wine Festival? In my opinion, it is an experience everyone should have (a few times). It’s a weekend of momentary indulgences, but the memories last a lifetime.

In 10 days, I’m headed off to the 2012 Kohler Food & Wine Experience, the largest food and wine festival in the Midwest.

This is the 12th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, hosted at Kohler’s resort The American Club in the picturesque village of Kohler, Wisconsin. October 18th – 21st.

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Over the last twelve years The American Club Resort, one of the world’s leading resort destinations, has expanded the festival from 60 events to 114 events including:  Lavish Cooking Demonstrations and Tastings, Wine Spirits and Beer Tastings/Sessions, Cheese and Chocolate Pairings, Elegant Parties and Dinners, and Open Houses.

The American Club is expecting over 8,000 attendees this year–I’m so excited to be one of them!

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The American Club’s luxurious spa, lush golf courses, and renowned restaurants have won many accolades over the years, like the coveted Forbes Five-Star Award.

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The Kohler Waters Spa is participating in the Kohler Food & Wine Experience in its own delicious way, with the new “Bourbon on the Rocks Pedicure” with a bourbon scrub and honey glaze treatment, and the “Honey Lavender Milk Manicure” with a honey-lavender sea salt and a honeysuckle custard shea butter cream moisturizing treatment.


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Some other notable events through the weekend are the annual Chef’s Challenge, Taste of the Vine, Port & Chocolate, and the Feast of Talent where guests can mix and mingle with the headlining presenters.

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This year’s celebrity chef line up includes:  Food Network’s Anne Burrell, America’s Test Kitchen’s Christopher Kimball, Best-Selling Author Lidia Bastianich, and Owner/Chef Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia restaurant in Chicago.

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These Chefs, and many more, will host intimate cooking demos and seminars throughout the course of the weekend where attendees will actually get to sample their creations.

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After attending my fair share of food festivals, I can tell you this is an extremely unique element for such a large event.

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There are still a few tickets and lodging packages available. This would make a great surprise getaway for your sweetie!

To make reservations go to KohlerFoodandWine.net or call 1-800-344-2838.

Ticketed event prices start at $21 and many events and tastings are complimentary. Hotel packages with special event access are available starting at $465 per person. Also visit The American Club on Twitter #KohlerFoodWine and on Facebook.

I would LOVE to meet you in person! If you plan to attend the Kohler Food & Wine Experience Tweet Me @SpicyPerspectiv.

 Disclosure: Kohler is providing me with a media badge and tickets for this event. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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17 Responses to “Kohler Food & Wine Experience”

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    Cassie — October 9, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    This looks so amazing, Sommer. I am completely jealous that I am not going. What a cool trip! Can’t wait to hear all about it!


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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — October 9, 2012 @ 6:43 am

    I have been to a few F&W festivals, but this one looks especially marvelous


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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — October 9, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I hope you have a great time, Sommer!


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    Julie M. — October 9, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    Enjoy it! You’re heading to my home state. :) You’ll have a blast!


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    Susan 30A EATS — October 9, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    Have been to many in Florida, but none other than that! Let me know if you need someone to hold your camera bag, and I will be there! Have a wonderful trip Sommer.- Susan


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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 9, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    I can’t wait to hear all about your fun trip!


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    Monet — October 9, 2012 @ 9:03 am

    I haven’t been…but I sure want to go! Thank you for sharing! I’m eating breakfast…but I’m already hungry for dinner and thirsty for a few glasses of wine! I hope you have a great Tuesday!


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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 9, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    You will have a blast! I can’t wait to hear all about it!


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    Chris — October 9, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    Would love to hear Kimball, Anne Burrell and the host of others but my sister has had a hard month and is coming up to visit. So I’ll just follow along with your tweets and posts. Enjoy yourself, Sommer!


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    Angie — October 9, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Looks like a blast!


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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — October 9, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    These sounds awesome!!!


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    Jeanette — October 9, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Sounds like it will be an awesome experience Sommer – can’t wait to hear all about it!


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — October 9, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    How fun, I would love to go to a Food and Wine festival!


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    Carolyn — October 10, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    That looks like an amazing festival!


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 10, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Although Ive lived in San Diego for a decade, I grew up in MN and have been thru Kohler many times! What I wouldn’t give now to go to this festival. Have a blast!!


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    Julie Wunder — October 11, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    This looks fantastic! I’m so excited for you. I can’t wait to hear about it :-) Running resumes when you return! I’m already itching to lace up.


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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — October 11, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    What a fun event!! Have a great time, Sommer :)


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