By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 27, 2022 at 6:01 PM

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It’s time to mark Saturday, Sept. 17 on your calendar. That’s the date that Uncorked Wine Festivals is bringing its Milwaukee Wine Fest back to Milwaukee.

The event, which will take place at the Plaza in the Deer District at 1134 Vel R. Phillips Ave. from 3 to 6 p.m., will feature more than 200 wines from across the globe along with food from local food trucks, a DJ and a photo booth.

General admission tickets are $65 and include and include wine tastings from more than 60 wineries showcasing white, red, rose and sparkling options from 3 to 6 p.m. But guests can upgrade their experience with an early admission ticket for $80, which includes an extra hour of tasting, plus access to bonus wines from select wineries. 

The event is limited to guests 21 and over and tickets are non-refundable. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.