Wine-food festival

Most of the time, this column pours over the general world of wine. Wine buying suggestions are locally available, but subject is meant to be meaningful—at least entertaining—to anyone anywhere.

Not this time of the year.

Major parts of the 28th Annual San Angelo Food & Wine Festival—the oldest such event in Texas—start in eight days. You should know about them, support them, and go to them. Consider it a civic duty; bonus, it is one heck of a Concho Country party.

If you have not purchased tickets for the Thursday, April 26 wine and food pairing at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, stop reading and do so now. It only costs $50, and you will be a better person for it. Top local chefs will prepare great food paired with great wines. The Divas will rock on the roof. Does it get any better? The answer is no.

Friday, April 27 will see the Fork & Cork Tasting Finale at the Fort Concho Stables. This is simply the best rollicking wine and food party there is. Twelve restaurants, more than 50 wines, a beer garden for philistines, live music by The Derailers. If you cannot find fun here, check your pulse. The cost is $40.

Visit the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council (SACAC) website at for information and tickets. By the way, this event funds the Council and the marvelous things SACAC does throughout the year. Buy a ticket even if you cannot attend. This is special part of what makes San Angelo special.


• Uncorked Wine & Food Pairing. Thursday, April 26, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 7 p.m. $50. Buy at In Vino Veritas or by phone: 653-6793 (SACAC).

• Fork & Cork Tasting Finale. Friday, April 27, Fort Concho Stables, 7 p.m. $40. Buy at Pinkie’s, Blaire’s, In Vino Veritas, Elite Physique, at, or phone 653-6793.

• Call the San Angelo Cultural Affairs Council for more information and tickets: 653-6793. Tell Daniel that Gus sent you.