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Press Registration

Press Passes
Thank you for your interest in covering the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Press registration for the 2014 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival will open this summer. If you have any further questions, please contact Haley Messner at messner@fastforwardevents.com.

Media Registration Rules & Regulations
Media wishing to attend the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival must download and fill out the press credentials application below. Applications will be reviewed and acceptance email will be sent out beginning August 1, 2014. Press admittance is complimentary and limited to one press representative and one photographer per media outlet. Guests of attending media will not be issued guest passes, however discounted tickets are available for guests once your press credentials have been approved. Submission of your press credentials application does not guarantee admission.

Freelance Media
If you are a freelance writer or photographer interested in attending as press, you must provide a letter from the media outlet you are representing on the company's letterhead with a signature from your assignment editor. Eligibility is considered on a case-by-case basis and you will be notified if your press credentials are approved.

New Media
Complimentary press admittance is available only to journalists working in conjunction with a commercial news or industry-related website. Websites must be established and updated on a regular basis with up-to-date and original news and content. Personal website writers with an established website may be considered on an individual basis. Websites that are less than a year old, website designers, editors, and creators are not eligible for complimentary press registration.

Bloggers
Bloggers will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but should at least fulfill the following requirements: must be a professional blogger, have an established audience, and receive at least 10,000 unique visits per month. Bloggers must be able to show verifiable proof of these statistics. Blogs must cover industry-related news and be updated at least 3 times a week with original content. Bloggers are required to fill out the "Blogger Questionnaire" at the bottom of the press credentials application.

Press Credentials Application

In The News

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2014 Press Releases

11th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM Opens Artist Call for Entries for Official Festival Poster
Read Artist Call for Entries | Download PDF

San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM Reports Increase in Total Attendees
Read 2013 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Recap | Download PDF

2013 Press Releases

Cooking Light & Health Magazine's "The Fit Foodie Race Weekend Presented by Citi® Attracts Over 2,000 Attendees at Inaugural Event
Read Fit Foodie Recap | Download PDF

Chef Rich Sweeney of R-Gang Eatery Crowned "Chef of the Fest" at the 2013 San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM
Read Chef of the Fest Results | Download PDF

The Vault: Reserve & New Rekease Tasting and Silent Auction Returns to 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM
Read The Vault | Download PDF

Join James Beard Nominee Carl Schroeder for a Belgian Beer Luncheon at the 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM
Read Belgium Beer Luncheon | Download PDF

Bridgestone Sponsors Safe Ride Home Program and Designated Driver Lounge at San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM
Read Bridgestone | Download PDF

"Triple Threat" Performing Artist Keaton Simons Selected as San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM Featured Musical Artist
Read Keaton Simons | Download PDF

Celebrity Artist Thomas Arvid to Appear at 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food FestivalTM
Read Arvid Luncheon | Download PDF

Cooking Light and Health Magazine Sponsor First-Ever "The Fit Foodie Race Presented by Citi®"
Read Cooking Light & Health | Download PDF

Cooking Light & Health Magazine's "The Fit Foodie Race Presented by Citi®" Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters as Charity Sponsor
Read Big Brothers Big Sisters | Download PDF

Enjoy the San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival After Dark at Newly-Launched Affordable Events for Foodies
Read SWISH Taco | Download PDF

Wine Spectator Celebrity Chef Dinner & Big Bottle Live Auction Returns to San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Read Celebrity Chef | Download PDF

Cooking Light & Health Magazine Debut "The Fit Foodie Race Series Presented by Citi®" at the 2013 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Fit Foodie | Download PDF

Escape the Winter Blues with Wine Weekend Getaway Packages to the Sunny San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Read Hotel Packages | Download PDF

Taste the World's Most Sought-After Whiskeys at the Pappy Van Winkle Tasting Experience Presented by Imbibe Magazine During the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Van Winkle | Download PDF

Registration Open for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival's 2013 Chef of the Fest Competition
Read Chef of the Fest | Download PDF

Applications Now Open for The American Institue of Wine and Food's and Chaine des Rotisseur's Culinary and Enology Arts Scholarships
Read Scholarship Application | Download PDF

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary
Read Tickets on Sale | Download PDF

Celebrity Thomas Arvid Selected as Featured Artist for 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Featured Artist Thomas Arvid | Download PDF

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Partners with the Sommelier Challenge International Competition
Read Partnership with Sommelier Challenge | Download PDF

2012 Press Releases

Tommy Fraioli of Sea Rocket Bistro Wins 2012 Chef of the Fest Competition
Read Chef of the Fest Competition Results | Download PDF

Harrah's Rincon Sponsors the 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Harrah's Rincon Sponsors Festival | Download PDF

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Offers Exclusive Dining Experience with 8 Decades of Barolo & Italian Luncheon
Read 8 Decades of Barolo & Italian Luncheon | Download PDF

Buick Sponsors the 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Buick Sponsors Festival | Download PDF

Robert Keenan Winery Offers Exclusive Class at San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Robert Keenan Winery Class | Download PDF

Creekstone Farms Partners with the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival to Present the 2012 "Chef of the Fest" Competition
Read Chef of the Fest | Download PDF

Fall Travel Heats Up with Wine Weekend Getaway Packages to the World Class San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Festival Getaway Packages | Download PDF

Now Accepting Applications for The American Institute of Wine & Food's Culinary & Enology Scholarship Program
Read AIWF Scholarship Applications | Download PDF

9th Annual Festival Opens Artist Call for Entries for Official Festival Painting
Read Artist Call for Entries | Download PDF

Artist Stephanie Clair Selected as Featured Artist for 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
Read Featured Artist Selected | Download PDF

Tickets for the 9th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival On Sale
Read Tickets On Sale | Download PDF

Audio Clips

Mystery Meet Podcast Guest

Image Resources

High resolution photos are available for non-commercial use to promote the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Click the link below to download a zip files which contain photos that have been pre-approved for promotional use.

Please be sure to read the "How to use the Photos" text document which contains instructions for use and how to assign photo credits. When using photos, always be sure to credit the appropriate photographer.

If you have any questions regarding photography use or require additional photos or chef headshots, please contact Jessica Gago at gago@fastforwardevents.com.

Festival Promotional Photos - click here (download will begin immediatley)

Daily Recap

Each day during the weeklong Festival we'll be bringing you a daily recap of the must see events and hot happenings with photo and video highlights as they take place throughout the week.