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Galena Welcome Center

Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Colossal Indoor Wine Tasting Event Celebrates 10th Year in Style

Wine lovers rejoice! Galena Wine Lovers Weekend was created for the connoisseur in everyone. This event is a spirited way to warm the winter and add romance, whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love for a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping welcome and enchant visitors.

"The 2015 Grand Tastings highlight dozens of varietals from the world's most famous wine regions," said Tim Althaus, owner of Family Beer & Liquor. "Taste the latest trends in red blends or stick to sampling favorites, like buttery Chardonnays or Napa Cabernets. Tickets for the Grand Tasting have sold out quickly in the past, so early purchasing is always a good idea to avoid missing out on the fun in Galena.”

As part of Wine Lovers Weekend, there will be two grand tastings, one on Fri., March 27, and the other on Sat., March 28, at the Galena Convention Center. Tastings will feature more than 300 wines from around the world, plus favorites from local wineries, distilleries and craft breweries.

Get a keepsake wine glass and an opportunity to win a Galena getaway basket. There's also a silent auction that includes vintage wines, artwork, large format wine bottles and related items of interest.

Wine lovers of all sorts are invited to enjoy three event-filled days of fine wine, culinary delight, celebrity chefs, wine makers, pampering packages and all of the stops that only Galena can pull out.

Visit http://www.wineloversweekend.com for a detailed listing of extended-weekend activities, links to lodging, and online ticket purchasing. Additional area offerings can be found at http://www.VisitGalena.orgor call 888.942.5362. While in town, stop by the Welcome Center in the Old Market House, 123 N. Commerce St., Galena IL 61036.