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As the Country opens, so will the wine bottles.

Like every other organization, business, and person, last year was fairly quiet on the Mass Food & Wine front. Our events, A Taste of Worcester History, Willy Wonka Wine Dinners, Santa’s Sleigh, and more, were all postponed as we planned for the best interests to allow our chefs, wine experts, and industry partners to focus on preserving their restaurants and businesses and consumers and guests stay safe.

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be announcing our 2021 Worcester Wine Festival dates in the coming months and will be selling tickets shortly!

For those who purchased tickets to A Taste of Worcester History, we will be planning that event—albeit looking a little differently. We will offer ticket holders to hold onto those tickets for the future event or complimentary upgrade their tickets for the 2021 Worcester Wine Festival.

Although this year may not be full throttle, we’re looking forward to the Worcester Wine Festival to start the celebration of food and wine in Central Massachusetts and lead a year of events to satisfy your palate!

Stay hungry,

Luke, Ed, & Joe

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A Year of Food & Wine

Two local organizations – MassFoodies™ and the Worcester Wine Festival™ – have merged to create a new brand – Mass Food & Wine™. The new organization began operation on January 1, 2020 with a mission of coordinating, promoting and executing world-class food and wine events throughout Massachusetts. The events are designed to entertain and inspire consumers, recognize culinary leaders and support the community.

Mass Food & Wine will combine the efforts of both previous organizations and continue to execute the many successful events they have become known for in the past. Their 2020 schedule will kick-off on April 4th, 2020 with a brand new event: “A Taste of Worcester History”. This festival-style, walk-around food and wine tasting will be held in conjunction with the Worcester Historical Museum and will feature regional chefs paying homage to Worcester’s wide-ranging ethnic food background. In addition, they will present their first annual Mass Food & Wine Lifetime Achievement Award to a prominent figure in Worcester’s culinary history.

The Mass Food & Wine 2020 schedule of events includes neighborhood Wine Walks, the Worcester Wine Festival, a Willy Wonka-themed dinner and the ever popular Santa’s Sleigh Trolley Ride. Other more intimate dinners and events will be scheduled throughout the year.

All Mass Food & Wine events are open to the public, but an Annual Membership can be purchased. The Annual Membership allows a member access to all event tickets before the general public, a discount price on many event tickets, exclusive offers from Mass Food & Wine sponsors, complimentary general admission tickets to the Worcester Wine Festival Grand Tasting and other benefits. 

Mass Food & Wine will also continue to publish original written and video content on their website curated around unique food and wine offerings in Massachusetts. For more information about events, memberships and to read and view new content, visit