This year was my first time attending the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, and if I could sum up the experience in one song it would be “Happy Feelings” by Frankie Beverly and Maze.
The festival felt like the perfect blend of a summer cookout and Block party. From the food, libations, music and good vibes what more could you ask for.
This year the festival was held at the Historic Fourth Ward Park right across from the Ponce City market. In previous years the festival was held near the beautiful botanical gardens of Piedmont Park. I thought that backdrop was beautiful but where they moved the festival this year was much better in terms of spacing.
The theme this year was #KNOWTHESOUTH. As a native of Detroit who moved here like everyone else, I have now been in Atlanta for 6 years. I finally felt that southern hospitality that I heard so much about, and it was beautiful.
So here are the highlights
I tasted the new Kombucha spirits line. They have 3 offerings, the perfect better for you alternatives to your favorite beer, wine or evening cocktail. With 3% alcohol volume you won’t wake up with a hangover and you’ll still reap the benefits of Kombucha like electrolytes and probiotics.
Is a sparkling water beverage that has 5% alcohol volume 100 calories, 1 gram of carbs and no sugar. Which makes this the bomb adult drink for those on keto or just watching their weight.
Again another drink that won’t have you bent the next day.
This is also a company that truly gives back.
Currently they have donated $43,993 to support river and beach cleanup.
This is a wine everybody will enjoy drinking.
Simple, Pure, Honest is the tagline
South African born semi sweet wines. They have two varieties the red is a sweet Shiraz and a sweet white (Moscato) there is no sugar added to these wine nor is it any funky additives.
I love how versatile the wines are the wine slushees hit so good on that 90 degree day.
I wish they had more vegan and vegetarian options, so I didn’t get to try much, but I was very tempted by the smells of BBQ in the air.
From what I heard from the festival goers everything was delicious
Every southern comfort food you could imagine was there.
Even with that I still enjoyed myself big time The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival is definitely on my must go every year list.
Truly and an experience I won’t forget.
Check out my IG highlights of the festival @luvinlibations