Melissa Ross: Jekyll Islands Whiskey Wine and Wildlife

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Melissa chats with Kevin Baker, director of marketing for the The Westin Jekyll Island, when he joined First Coast Connect to give us a preview of the Inaugural Whiskey Wine & Wildlife event on April 22-24, 2016. Find out what the festival is about and what to expect after the jump!

Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife – "W3" artfully combines renowned beverage tastings and inspired cuisine from some of the South’s best and award-winning chefs, an esteemed group of masters from all walks of life.   From master distillers, master chefs, master wildlife researchers and famous pitmasters, to Georgia’s only Master Sommelier, Michael McNeill.
The inaugural event features an impressive list of talent including: Ron Eyester and Kenny Gilbert, from Bravo’s “Top Chef”, Laura Lyn Carter, GPB TV host, five master distillers and some of the Golden Isles’ best culinary, including Southern Soul Barbecue, Halyards, The Farmer & The Larder, Sea Island Resorts, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, The Westin Jekyll Island and a group of renowned southern chefs from Atlanta, Savannah, Jacksonville and Charleston,.
Jekyll Island’s exquisite natural beauty has long drawn guests to its barrier shores.  From the millionaires of America’s golden age and their vibrant history with the Jekyll Island Club, to today’s stunning new oceanfront convention center and newly revitalized Beach Village with shopping, dining and beach promenade, that also includes The Westin Jekyll Island.
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