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NOVI (WWJ) - Michigan wine lovers will unite this weekend at the unique fine wine and tasting experience of the Michigan International Wine Expo in Novi.

The expo, held in the Diamond Center building of the Suburban Collection Showplace, has become an increasingly popular destination for many of Michigan’s wine enthusiasts.

The 2011 Michigan Wine Expo plans to be one the most exciting and exclusive wine tasting and gourmet food events in many years. Samples from the area’s best restaurants make this a must-attend event. 
 
The expo will feature over 600 wine selections from around the world, and offer tremendous samples, networking and exhibits to make the trip to Novi worthwhile.

Representatives for the various wines being poured will be available at each station to discuss their wines with interested patrons.

If you find a wine you would like to purchase at the event, you can visit one of the purchase stations and make your wine selections at any time throughout the evening, then pick up your purchase as you leave.

Attendees can also browse exhibitor booths and attend seminars while at the expo. Seminars are about 30 minutes long and features topics such as wine tasting 101, seasonal wines and the principles of food and wine pairings.

Entertainment is no shortfall at the expo. Attendees can watch the expo’s first-ever chef cooking competition, view live ice sculpture carving or bid on items in a live auction to benefit the Sweet Dreamzzz organization.

This year’s Expo also features the Great Lakes Art Fair, a unique event whereby visitors experience the exquisite works from artists such as paintings, sculptures and florals. The seasonal displays are set in an authentic village atmosphere. All attendees of the Wine Expo gain complimentary entrance to the Art Fair.

The expo is open on Friday, April 15 from 5 until 10 pm and on Saturday, April 16 from 4 until 9 pm.

Tickets cost $50 per person at least 21-years-old. Admission includes a complimentary wine glass, up to 20 wine tastings, admission to the exhibit floor and seminars. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Parking is complimentary.

Click here to preview a wine list for the event. For more information, visit the Michigan International Wine Expo website.

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