An evening of blues, beer and food truck cuisine is just one of the new twists in this year’s Stowe Wine & Food Classic at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

The 16th incarnation of the annual culinary festival, running Friday to Sunday, June 13 to 15, brings together some of the state’s best cuisine, craft beers and food specialists with the world’s top vintners to create New England’s premier culinary experience.

The event kicks off with “Blues, Brews and Foodtruck Crews” on Friday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Participants will enjoy some of the best offerings from Vermont Food Trucks, pairing creations with Trapp Lager. The evening also features the soulful blues of the Dave Keller Band.

The “By Land and By Sea” Culinary Adventure takes place on Saturday, June 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Rowan Jacobsen, local James Beard Award-winning food author, will walk participants through a Produttori Del Barbaresco wine pairing with local award-winning cheeses, as well as a wine tasting with a bi-coastal selection of oysters, featuring white wines from Vineyard Brands.

The Gala Dinner and Live Auction will be held on Saturday, June 14, at 6 p.m. and feature a tour of Italy through a collaborative five-course meal prepared by five prestigious chefs, featuring Italian wine pairings courtesy of VIAS imports. The chefs include Cody Vasek and Arnd Seivers of Trapp Family Lodge, Dino Giordano of Lord Jeffery Inn, Josh Berry of Stowe Mountain Lodge, and Shawn Calley of The Essex.

Guests may bid on one-of-a-kind items, ranging from rare wines donated from the cellars of private collectors to large-format bottles signed by winemakers. Vacation getaways, luxurious items, and a variety of splendid and unusual “lifestyle” items will also be offered. Then, dance the night away with Joey Leone’s Chop Shop.

The Grand Tasting takes place on Sunday, June 15, from noon to 4 p.m. and features more than 30 chefs and restaurants, award-winning craft beers, over 100 premium wines from around the world, and unique localvore gourmet food items. The culinary theater will showcase live cooking demonstrations from guest chefs as well as wine tasting seminars. The silent auction features fine and collectible wines, vacation getaways and other local treasures.

This year’s proceeds will go to the Vermont Foodbank, and toward the purchase of a cardiac monitoring unit for Copley Hospital.

Information and tickets: stowewine.com, 888-683-2427.

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