BEER JOINS MANYFEST FUN

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CWine booths, mean­while, will of­fer sam­ple­sized pours for one ticket, pre­mium wine sam­ples for two tick­ets, or a full glass of your fave for three tick­ets. There looks to be about 60+ wines be­ing poured across the other three booths — about half of the num­ber poured by the pri­vate wine stores in pre­vi­ous years, but a de­cent num­ber none­the­less.

Rather than face Broad­way as it had in the past, the en­trance/exit to the wine and beer fes­ti­val com­po­nent will face Me­mo­rial BouleThe wine fes­ti­val com­po­nent of Manyfest vard, where Manyfest’s Food Truck Wars has al­ways been pop­u­lar — lo­cated across com­pe­ti­tion will take place. Or­ga­niz­ers hope from one of the main en­ter­tain­ment stages vis­i­tors grab sam­ples of food truck fare, take and the Man­i­toba leg­is­la­ture, cu­ri­ous im­bibit into the beer and wine fes­ti­val sam­pling ers have had a chance to sam­ple a wide range area, and pair their grub with a bev­er­age. of wines from five of Win­nipeg’s pri­vate wine (Vis­i­tors won’t, how­ever, be able to leave the stores. wine/beer fest area with their drink.)

That com­po­nent will be dif­fer­ent in a few In pre­vi­ous years, pro­ceeds from the tast­ways this year. First of all, the In­de­pen­dent ing tick­ets sold at the wine fes­ti­val com­po­nent Spe­cialty Wine Stores of Man­i­toba, the umof Manyfest went to Win­nipeg Har­vest. This brella or­ga­ni­za­tion of Win­nipeg’s stand-alone year, the bene­fac­tor of the wine and beer pri­vate wine stores, isn’t in­volved in Manyfest fes­ti­val’s pro­ceeds will be Keep­ing Abreast, this year. Rather, the plan­ning and ex­e­cu­tion a group that sup­ports sur­vivors of breast of that por­tion of Manyfest has been han­dled can­cer and their fam­i­lies. by the Down­town BIZ. It’s hard to say how the wine and beer fest

Most sig­nif­i­cantly, this year’s wine fes­ti­val will fare rel­a­tive to pre­vi­ous years. Ta­bles com­po­nent of Manyfest — for­merly called “A will be staffed by Manyfest and Keep­ing Taste of Down­town Win­nipeg,” a name owned Abreast vol­un­teers, so there may not be the by the pri­vate wine stores — is now a “wine in-depth prod­uct knowl­edge like im­bibers and beer fes­ti­val.” re­ceived from pri­vate wine store staff in the

Where there had been six booths sam­pling past. The de­par­ture of the pri­vate wine stores wine in the past — one for each of the par­ti­cialso means you won’t be able to buy wines on­pat­ing pri­vate wine stores and an­other where site to take home. the five poured pre­mium wines to­gether — The “wine/beer and street food” an­gle is this year will fea­ture three wine sta­tions and one I’ve con­sid­ered for a col­umn in the past, three beer sta­tions. but it never made much sense since you can’t

The three brew­eries in­volved in Manyfest typ­i­cally drink wine/beer while sam­pling this year are Man­i­toba’s Farmery Es­tate food truck fare. So that com­po­nent is promis­ing.Brew­eryandFortGar­ryBrew­ingCom­pany, as well as Van­cou­ver’s Granville Is­land BrewAs for adding beer into the mix, I don’t ing. Beer sam­ples will be pour­ing full-size think I’ve ever been to wine AND beer fes­tipours, and will set you back three tick­ets. val, so it’s hard to say how that will go over.

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