2008 Eat Local - Bite of Tulsa June 19

Okmulgee Lake
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The Eat Local - Bite of Tulsa Event
Thursday, June 19th, 2008 from 5-9 p.m.

Where: Tulsa Historical Society, 2445 S. Peoria Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tickets: $20 - Buy Online

Enjoy local wines and food prepared by Tulsa’s finest chefs and wineries while supporting a great cause. This event brings it all together; chef, farmer, producer and consumer. Last year’s event was a smashing success and this year promises to be even bigger and better!

The Eat Local Bite of Tulsa is a festive fundraising event that spotlights local food and Oklahoma wines with a silent auction and raffle. The proceeds of this event directly assist Sustainable Tulsa and its partners in helping to make Tulsa a greener city. Your donations are tax deductible.

Like the Oklahoma Food Coop, Sustainable Tulsa is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to responsible economic growth, environmental stewardship, and quality of life for all. Another great Oklahoma group for locavores!

Sustainability Definition: To meet the needs of the present without comprimising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Two Big Wine Events in Drumright Oklahoma

This Weekend is Alumni Weekend at the Drumright Winery
May 24th, 2008 / 12pm - 5pm

Alumni Weekend at Tidal School continues to get better and better! Top Dog Catering featuring gourmet hot dogs...even a vegan one, will once again offer New York style dogs, Coney Island Chili dogs and a special California Dog with Avocado! Big Rob is rolling out the barbeque with rib dinners and will also have grilled steak and grilled chicken breast sandwiches. 'A Catered Affair' will offer smoked turkey legs and smoked sausage on a stick.

'Jeff, the Pampered Chef Guy' is bringing all the latest in spices and mixes for the gourmet cook as well as the latest in kitchen gadgets. Vonna's Very Fine Creations always has some jewelry for everyone and Stems and Stones will feature decorated glassware for the discriminating tastes.

And Sun Dog will be playing music from the 50's and 60's, from 1 til 4 pm.

Wine tastings, tours and admission are all FREE. Best of all -- you don't have to be an alumni to join in the fun. We hope to see you May 24th from 12 noon til 5 pm.


Coming June 7th -- Tuscan Night in the Vineyard

A strolling violinist, a warm evening with light breezes, truly good food paired with excellent wine --- what do you have? Tuscan Night in the Vineyard! You have asked us for this and we are finally able to do it. We plan this event for June 7th from 6 til 9 pm.

Your meal will begin with appetizers of bruschetta topped with fresh tomatoes and a seahorse (an oyster wrapped with a shrimp wrapped with a strip of bacon topped with mozzarella cheese and baked) followed by a salad -- fresh, crisp vegetables in a light dressing (with Italian bread of course)

Your Choice of Entrees:

- Veal Piccata

- Sherry Mushroom Chicken (a chicken breast done in a slow simmered sauce of sherry and fresh mushrooms & seasonings)

- Grilled Swordfish topped with fresh Mango Salsa

All entrees served with pasta and grilled lightly seasoned, fresh vegetables. Dessert is a Hershey Chocolate Cobbler -- with whipped topping and dusted with powdered sugar.

All courses will be served with wines chosen by the President of Tidal.
All of this for only $49.95!

This will be a smaller event than Tidal School Winery normally does, so early reservations are encouraged. Call Tidal School's toll free number or reserve your tickets online at: Tidal School Winery Events Tickets.


2008 Downtown Alva Wine & Arts Festivals

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Downtown Alva Wine Festival
June 7, 2008 from 9am to 4pm

The 2008 wine festival in Alva, Oklahoma (between Enid and Woodward), will be held on June 7th, 9 to 4. It's at the the same time and place as the Nescatunga Arts Festival.

They are expecting about 5,000 people downtown for the arts festival. Oklahoma wineries are expected to be set up at the Bell Hotel lobby, corner of Barnes and 5th Streets in downtown Alva.


Make Your Own Wine in Edmond, OK

Interested in Learning to Be a Winemaker?

Vintner's Cellar of Oklahoma in the Spring Creek Village shopping center at 15th Street and Bryant Avenue in Edmond, Oklahoma offers a way to give it a try.

Vintner's Cellar offers its customers a chance to make their own batch of wine with the help of a professional vintner. The cost of a batch ranges from $320 to $520 for about 30 bottles. How much you learn about winemaking is up to you!

The process takes six to eight weeks but you only really need to devote about 45 minutes on the first day. You can be as involved as you want to after that. Most folks also like to be on hand for the end of the process when the wine is bottled, corked and labeled.

They won't be the cheapest cases of wine you have ever bought, but the learning could be priceless!


2008 Nuyaka Creek Winefest May 17

Nuyaka Creek Winery Sign
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Join our celebration of fine Oklahoma wines during the Nuyaka Creek Winery 2008 Spring WineFest! More than just a showcase for great wine, the festival offers a fun filled day in the country, live music and the chance to visit with other Oklahoma folks interested in building a great wine industry for our state. Dad even breaks out some wine grape vines to sell most years!

Last Fall we had a terrific line up of many different Oklahoma wines to taste, this Spring should be even better!

DATE: May 17th, 2008 Noon until 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: Buy one $5.00 souvenir wine glass and taste all of the wines.
INFORMATION: Call the Nuyaka Mall at 918-756-8485 or visit the Winefest website.

Remember: Nuyaka Creek's wines are labeled 'Bristow, Ok', but the winery is actually located in the woods...quite a ways East of town.

PRINT THE MAP from the Nuyaka Creek Winery website.


Cinco de Mayo Fun Run May 2 in Tulsa

Eufaula Oklahoma's Sailing Horse Winery has announced that they will be traveling around the state pouring their fine Oklahoma wines at a number of events this May. Here are a few you may want to check out:

May 2nd, 2008 Fun Run At Tulsa's Veterans Park

  • 1 Mile Fun Run at 6:30pm
  • 5K Race at 7:00pm
  • Race day registration: 5:30pm

Enjoy live music, free Mexican Food, tasty beverages, Oklahoma wine tasting, great post-race prize drawing and more! Bring the entire family for this fun-filled evening!

2008 Bucket Run Regatta
May 16th, 2008 from 6pm until ?
Gators at Lake Eufaula Cove

McAlester's Annual Italian Festival
May 17th-18th, 2008
McAlester Expo center

Visit the Sailing Horse Winery website:
http://www.sailinghorse.com/ for more info as well as news and Oklahoma wine tasting events.