If you like your bubbly there is a new conference devoted just to champagne and sparkling wine. The Independent Champagne and Sparkling Wine Invitational (ICSWI) is both a public and industry conference entirely dedicated to sparkling wines. The event, which will take place April 16-18 2010 in New Orleans, will offer a serious and educated look at the sparkling wine grower producer world, but also include plenty of bubbly fun. There will be both educational seminars as well as events like “Bubbles and Blues on Bourbon Street”, or “The Bubbly Block Party on Rue Royal”, or a Seminar on mixing sparkling wine-based cocktails with award-winning mixologists.
For the event a general pass is $850 and includes the welcome reception, a daily seminar, Grand Tastings, and The Bubbly Block Party on Rue Royal. The Premier Cru pass for $1,350 adds in The Mad Scientist Mixology Party, Winemakers Dinner, and The Finale Champagne Brunch and the VIP Grand Cru pass for $1,900 adds in a VIP welcome reception, special entrance and seating, VIP Winemakers Dinner, Rarities Charity Dinner and Silent Auction.
Source :: www.luxist.com