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SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Do you love the beach? Do you love wine? Do you love good food?

Then we have an event you don’t want to miss: the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival. Running from September 29 through October 2, 2016, the festival packs a lot of fun and epicurean experiences into its four days, and Celebrity Cruises is excited to be partnering up with the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival again this year. Here’s why you should go (plus a special ticket discount!).

About the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

This will be the Third Annual Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival and the Grand Tasting events takes place at the Newport Beach Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday. Ritz Prime Seafood, Pizzeria Mozza Newport Beach and The Winery Newport Beach are the setting for special events on Thursday and Friday.

The festival includes a diverse range of culinary and wine tasting options, including:


  • Two Grand Tasting Pavilions where you sample a variety of wines, spirits, and beer; plus taste food offerings from prestigious Orange County restaurants.
  • Live cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs
  • Book signings for popular culinary books
  • Live Jazz music
  • Wine panels with master sommeliers
  • …and more!


The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival also benefits a good cause and proceeds from it will go to Project Hope Alliance, the Festival’s long-standing local charity partner.

What Will Celebrity Cruises Be Doing at the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival?

Celebrity Cruises will have our own special Celebrity Lounge where you can relax for a bit and enjoy a wine tasting from a Jackson Family of Wines winery. We will also be giving away a special Celebrity Cruises gift basket each day, which you can sign up to win in our Celebrity Lounge. While in the lounge, also look for the iPad for the chance to win an even bigger prize, since you can enter to win (via the iPad) a free cruise to Australia and New Zealand for two; the winner will get to sail around these gorgeous countries for up to 12 nights while staying in a private veranda stateroom.

We’re also excited about the Top Chef Home Cook Challenge that will be happening during the event since that will be presented by Celebrity Cruises. If you’re a Top Chef fan, make sure you also check out Celebrity Cruises’ Top Chef at Sea New Year’s sailing, during which you can sail to the Caribbean onboard the same ship as Top Chef stars while attending cooking demonstrations, pop-up restaurants, and partaking in other culinary Top Chef fun during your cruise.

How to Get Your Tickets to the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival

The Daytime Festival (where Celebrity Cruises will be!) is on both Saturday and Sunday. You can go one day or both days by choosing either a single day ticket or the Weekend Festival Pass, which gets you in on both days. Use code Celebrity25 for $25 off the general admission Daytime Festival ticket.

There are also VIP tickets that include cooking demonstrations, wine and food pairings, 100-point wine tastings, and Champagne and caviar tastings. Browse through all the different ticket types and passes to figure out which is best for you, but don’t delay in getting yours — tickets are limited. You’ll also see ticket options for the events on Thursday and Friday, which include special celebrity chef dinners and a luncheon.

For more information about the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival, visit www.newportwineandfood.com. We hope to see you there!

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