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2023 USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience Tour Announced

Event Brings Culinary Delights to Eleven Cities Across the Country

The 2023 USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience is embarking on a nationwide tour from August through November, celebrating local cuisine and culinary leaders across the country. The USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience, produced by USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures, the events division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) kicks off on Saturday, August 12 in Detroit, MI.

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USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience is a culinary event for food enthusiasts as well as wine and spirit connoisseurs. Additional cities and event dates include Louisville, KY August 19; Nashville, TN August 26; Palm Desert, CA September 9; Raleigh, NC September 16; Jacksonville, FL September 23; Naples, FL September 30; San Francisco, CA October 14; Indianapolis, IN October 21; Las Vegas, NV October 28 and Phoenix, AZ November 4.

"The USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures team is thrilled to produce the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience and to see the excitement it brings to our local communities," said Jason Taylor, President of USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures. "These events are incredible showcases for each city's rich culinary scene -- providing attendees with an unmatched experience and the chance to discover new flavors, connect with talented chefs and create lasting memories."

Jared Bobkin, Culinary Director of Ventures Events, leads the culinary efforts of the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience, collaborating with restaurants and chefs to curate unique dining experiences to ensure an exceptional culinary journey for all attendees. Chef Bobkin has extensive expertise in the food service industry, including working in top restaurants and competing in culinary competitions including Fox's Hell's Kitchen.

“The best way to connect people is by sharing great food and beverages,” said Chef Bobkin. “We’re excited to be part of this wonderful event that curates unique culinary experiences and celebrates the local food and the talented chefs who bring those flavors to life.”

Tickets to the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience are available at General admission tickets include a tasting cup and unlimited food and beverage samples (while supplies last) beginning at 1:00 p.m. at all events. VIP admission tickets to the event include a tasting cup, access to the VIP Lounge and unlimited food and beverage samples (while supplies last) beginning at 12 noon at all events. At the Detroit experience, tickets will include unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages, with wine and spirits drink tickets available for purchase at the event.

Restaurants and eateries are invited to showcase their culinary offerings at the USA TODAY Wine & Food Experience. To learn more and participate in the event, please visit

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for businesses and alcohol brands seeking to reach an engaged audience of culinary enthusiasts. To learn more about sponsoring an event, please visit





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USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures creates impactful consumer engagements and experiences through world-class events, promotions, races and technology. We strive to exceed expectations, create unforgettable memories and drive value for our partners while leveraging our reputable institutions, including USA TODAY and more than 200 local media brands.


Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally-focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer Prize-winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services. Our current portfolio of media assets includes The USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes USA TODAY, and local media organizations in 43 states in the United States, and Newsquest, a wholly-owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom. We also own digital marketing services companies under the brand LocaliQ, which provide a cloud-based platform of products to enable small and medium-sized businesses to accomplish their marketing goals. In addition, our portfolio includes one of the largest media-owned events businesses in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.


USA TODAY NETWORK, part of Gannett Co, Inc. (NYSE: GCI), is the largest local-to-national media organization in the country, powered by our award-winning newsrooms and marketing solutions business. With deep roots in local communities spanning the U.S. with more than 200 local media brands, plus USA TODAY, we engage more than 125 million people every month through a diverse portfolio of multi-platform content offerings and experiences. For more information, visit


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