Uncork the Uplands will be Saturday PDF Print E-mail

This year’s Uncork the Uplands will feature the finest selections from the award-winning wines and food cultivated exclusively from the south-central region of Indiana known as the Uplands Wine Region.  This exciting epicurean event will entice and elevate the senses for both the connoisseur and the novice and will be an exquisite – and educational – experience for everyone in attendance.
Saturday’s event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. guests will enjoy special Indiana food and wine pairings and culinary presentations by our guest Daniel Orr, the internationally renowned chef and creator/proprietor of FARMbloomington.  There will also be a Wine Mixology session with Lauren Smith of Fireside Bar & Grill.
The celebration will feature over 20 pairing stations of the Indiana Upland Trail’s first-rate wines and regional foods, featuring Mr. Orr as special guest.
Saturday’s festivities include:
5-10 p.m.: Indiana Wine and Food Tasting and music Josh Glauber, Stephen McWhirter, Holly Jackson, and Mike Turner.
6:30 p.m.: Chef Orr Cooking Presentation #1
7:15 p.m.: Book Signing with Chef Orr
8:00 p.m.: Chef Orr Cooking Presentation #2
8:30 pm.: Mixology session with Lauren Smith of the Fireside Grill
9:00 p.m.: Book Signing with Chef Orr
Uncork the Uplands is sponsored by: Monarch Beverage Company, Glazer’s Olinger Indiana, VESTA @ Ivy Tech, French Lick West Baden CVB, VisitBloomington.com, Sunnyside of  Louisville, Innovative Labeling Solutions, Lawrence County CVB, Indy International Wine Competition, The Indiana Wine Grape Council, FARMBloomington and Huber’s Orchard and Winery. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go toward Ivy Tech of Southern Indiana’s  Viticulture Enology Science & Technology Alliance (VESTA) and TheFARM Fund  raising future culinarians at Ivy Tech in Bloomington, Indiana
The event will be held at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, located at 19816 Huber Road in Starlight, Indiana. Tickets are available online until July 20, 2011 11:59 p.m EST.  the cost is $75. For additional event information visit http://www.uncorktheuplands.com.
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The Indiana Uplands Wine Trail is nestled among the rolling hills of Southern Indiana and showcases nine wineries  ?  Best Vineyards Winery, Brown County Winery, Butler Winery, Carousel Winery, French Lick Winery, Huber Winery, Oliver Winery, Turtle Run Winery, and Winzerwald Winery  ?  each proudly coupling high quality wines with a wonderfully unique epicurean experience.  For more information visit us at http://indianauplands.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/IndianaUplands and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/IUWT.
Daniel Orr is the chef/owner of FARMbloomington, a multi-faceted culinary complex that consists of a restaurant, market, bar, and music venue, the result of his work around the world, from New York, to France, to the Caribbean. As a chef, Orr draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.  As he states, “real food for real people.”   An Indiana native, Orr is the author of Daniel Orr: Real Food, FARMfood – green living with chef daniel orr and Paradise Kitchen, as well as the creator the popular radio show and podcast Earth Eats.