Coming soon: Black Restaurant Week and Vintage 901


This weekend also marks Memphis' first Vintage 901 festival, a wine, food, and music event that takes place Friday, March10th through Sunday, March 12th at three different venues.

The festival, organized by Memphian Stephanie Ferreira and national wine celebrity Laurie Forster, will feature a wine-pairing dinner on Friday, a wine-tasting event Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

"Stephanie came to see me at an event in Connecticut, and we've been working on this a long time," Forster says.

Forster is known as the Wine Coach and has appeared on Dr. OzMartha Stewart Living, ABC News, and Fox Morning News, and she authored the book The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine. She is known for taking the snobbery out and putting humor into wine knowledge.

"It's about wine and laughter," Forster says. "I call it edutainment. We don't need our pinkies out."

See the full article at the Memphis Flyer.

WATCH: Weather + Wine = a complicated relationship



Meteorology and climate plays an unbelievably important role in your wine!

I talked with Rick Farwell with Pyramid Wine and Spirits about how weather plays a role in the production of the grapes and how the Mid-South fits into the grape-growing picture.

We also talked about celebrating wine… along with food, music and more at Vintage901, an intimate 3-day event coming up March 10-12 here in Memphis.

Watch the full interview at WMC Action News 5.

Vintage901: A New Showcase of Memphis’ Food, Wine, and Culture


Memphis is a destination that has made a significant impact on American culture as we know it. The city was prominent during the Civil Rights movement and is the birthplace of blues music. Visitors to the city will love the historical attractions, unique community gatherings, world-class BBQ, and more.

Vintage901 is entering its first year, and event runners are looking to set a new standard for Tennessee food and wine themed events. The goal of this event is to showcase great food, wine, and music while bringing a variety of people together to share their individual stories. The event lasts three days and each day presents patrons with a new experience. Laurie Forster,  a contributor to networks like Fox News and NBC because of her knowledge of wine, will be the Grand Sommelier. Music acts including Monty Alexander (Friday), Willie Ziavino and the C.O.T. Band (Saturday afternoon), Nick Black (Saturday evening), and Stephen Lee (Sunday) will be performing individually. Vintage901 is also an event that serves the community, supporting the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis. We got the chance to interview event founder, Stephanie Ferreira, to speak about this first-time showcase of wine and food.

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Wine lovers, foodies, and music aficionados from all over the region rejoice! A new, intimate festival is coming to Memphis March 10-12, 2017. Mark your calendars now for Vintage901.

Vintage901 is a three-day wine festival complete with tastings, tapas, salsa, soul and jazz that brings the world to Memphis, Tennessee to celebrate wine, food and music. Vintage901 features the best in artisanal wines, an array of local flavors with a nod to global sensibilities, and music that blends the classic and the eclectic.

Each of the three days of this fun, unique gathering will represent a unique wine experience.

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Preparations Underway for New Vintage901 Festival


For foodies and lovers of memorable culinary experiences like Stephanie Ferreira, the community around it all tends to be talked about with as much passion sometimes as the food and drink.

Like all tribes, foodies like Ferreira – who runs her family’s small event planning and floral businesses and who also has founded the new wine, food and music festival Vintage901 – speak a common language. They also share an interest in enjoying and enlightening themselves and each other about their passion.

See the full article at Memphis Daily News.

Tickets on Sale for New Memphis Wine Event


Tickets are now on sale for Vintage901, a new wine festival coming to Memphis March 10-12. Each day of the event will represent a unique wine, food and music experience.

A three-day pass to Vintage901 is $375 and includes access to all three events. Tickets are also available a la carte for each day: $225 for Friday’s Perfect Pairing, $87.50 for Saturday’s Grand Tasting and $87.50 for Sunday’s Sparkling Brunch. Payment plans are also available.

Tickets can be purchased at, and proceeds will benefit the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

See the full article at Memphis Daily News.