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Alexa Williams is a San Diego native, born and raised. After graduating from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business Administration, Alexa moved to Charlotte, NC to work in financial services at a Big 4 accounting firm. The West Coast soon called her back, and she made a big career switch into the beauty industry. Before settling back into her hometown, Alexa’s love affair with traveling sent her on a whirlwind backpacking trip through Southeast Asia. She has also lived abroad in Madrid and toured throughout Europe, and is still planning more adventures to have across the world. Alexa currently works at Sojourn Beauty, and loves all things having to do with travel, the beach, sports, art, food and shopping.

San Diego Bay Wine And Food Festival

The week of November 16-20 marks the 8th annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival. Nationally recognized as Southern California’s largest wine and culinary event, the celebration of fabulous wine, food, and entertainment will be an affair you don’t want to miss out on.

The festival will feature 170 wine and spirit producers along with an exciting line-up of celebrity chefs and culinary personalities.  This year, previous contenders from Bravo TV’s Top Chef will be in attendance, along with winners of The Next Food Network Star, The Hearty Boys, and the James Beard Foundation award-winners.  The chefs will hold tasting classes and cooking seminars throughout the week, and there will also be a Celebrity Chef Luncheon & AIWF Big Bottle Auction, VIP after parties, and an exclusive Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction.

Photo Credit: San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival

Festival execs are also pleased to announce the Bocuse d’Or Culinary Council Dinner, a six-course meal created by four admired American chefs from around the United States.

Most attendees, though, are looking forward to the Grand Tasting event held on Saturday, November 19th.  It showcases all the top wineries, 70 of San Diego’s finest restaurants and chefs, 30 gourmet food companies, a cookbook author signing, and, of course, live entertainment.  Tickets start at $125, a great deal considering all the attractive wine and delicious food that will be available.

Come join the hundreds of wine connoisseurs and food enthusiasts alike for a celebration of elegance and culture.  The festival benefits the American Institute of Wine & Food’s culinary and enology arts scholarship program.

For more information about the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, including a complete event schedule, exhibitor list, winemaker list, and sponsors, visit:



WHEN: Wednesday, November 16- Sunday, November 20

Embarcadero Marina Park North
500 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

TICKETS: Call 619-342-7337 or purchase online.

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