Great Tastes of Tysons
Summer means so many things to so many different people. But to me, it means FESTIVAL SEASON!!! Beer, wine and spirits festivals rule in the summer! This season started off with a bang in the inaugural Great Tastes of Tysons festival held in Tysons Corner, VA. Yep, GMG is on the road!
While it was the first Great Tastes of Tysons, the marketing group The Trigger Agency is not new to festivals of this type. So I was not suprised that #TasteTysons was a huge success! I attended the event on a Sunday. (Sidenote: Sunday is the best day to attend a festival if you really want an opportunity to talk with producers, winemakers, distillers, etc. On Saturdays, people really just want to get drunk. IMO.) Plenty of wine, beer and spirits and also an excellent variety of seminars to attend for an up close look and taste.
The highlights for me were the mixology session with Taha Esmail of Graffiato, the Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon vertical, and the lamb!! Oh, and I finally have a necklace for my wine glass :-)
While the bad news is that you missed this festival, The Trigger Agency has several other festivals coming up that you absolutely don’t want to miss. Don’t just read about them here, get your tix!!