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USA TODAY NETWORK Announces 2018 Wine & Food Experience Tour featuring Martha Stewart

USA TODAY NETWORK, has announced that year two of the Wine & Food Experience event series (WineandFood.USATODAY.com/) with Martha Stewart and The Martha Stewart Experience brand showcase, will begin Saturday, June 16 in Cincinnati.

12-City #WFE Tour.  Additional Wine & Food Experience cities are New York, Sept. 8; Detroit, Sept. 15; Milwaukee, Sept 22; Indianapolis, Sept. 29; Las Vegas, Oct. 13; Louisville, Oct. 20; Naples, Fla., Oct 27; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Nov. 3 & 4; Ventura County, Nov. 10; Chicago, Nov. 17; and Los Angeles, Dec. 1.

“Across the nation, we have firsthand experience bringing together culinary fans with the best epicurean artisans of today,” said Andy Yost, chief marketing officer, USA TODAY NETWORK. “Not only do we bring together fans with culinary experts, but these experiences serve as important venues to engage consumers with our valued sponsor brands. From our Grand Tasting experience to our partnership with Martha Stewart, we are bringing forward terrific wine and food experts to create memorable experiences for all.”

Martha Stewart & ‘The Martha Stewart Experience.’ Stewart makes special guest appearances in New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles. Similar to 2017, Stewart will present cooking demonstrations, meet guests, sign books and more. In nine of the 12 cities on the tour, The Martha Stewart Experience is an important part of the day’s festivities and serves as the event entry gateway, a transformative tented space with the lifestyle leader’s books, kitchen gear, tabletop vignettes and more, presented in an engaging, highly branded style for guests to explore and discover.

Additional Special Guest Chefs. Renowned chefs such as Bravo TV’s Top Chef star, Graham Elliot, and Food Network TV’s Choppedregular, Scott Conant, among others, also will be special guests during the 2018 Wine & Food Experience series, along with numerous regional culinary leaders along the tour.

Wine & Food Experience is unique because of its links to the robust local-to-national reach of USA TODAY NETWORK’s more than 120 million unique monthly consumers. A national Wine & Food Experience promotional campaign kicks off in April across the country.

Grand Tasting. Central to each Wine & Food Experience is the Grand Tasting, a vast food and drink tasting experience with chefs, gourmet personalities and restaurateurs in highly branded booth settings where guests can get up close and personal with culinary personalities while sipping wine, craft beer and spirits and enjoying special recipes. Grand Tasting experiences also include cooking demonstrations, tasting seminars and celebrity special guest chefs such as Stewart, Elliot, Conant and others to be announced.

Creative Wine & Food Displays.  Each tour stop also features inventive sponsored elements to enjoy, such as the Kroger Tasting Trail in Louisville and Kroger VIP Lounge in Indianapolis; La Croix ‘selfie garden experience’ in Naples and Scottsdale; AJ’s Fine Foods Gourmet VIP Lounge in Scottsdale; Mission Avocado Lifestyle Lounge in Ventura County; among others. The USA TODAY NETWORK Wine & Food Experience eight-month campaign enables sponsors to engage consumers through online and print advertising, social media and traffic-builder programs. Onsite, the national event series seamlessly integrates sponsor installations and interactive showcases for nearly every brand category such as automotive, luxury home and appliances, culinary purveyors, retailers, fine living and others.]

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