Interstellar Rodeo’s official guide to the 2016 festival is now available for free for all Apple and Android devices. The iRodeo App offers all the details about this year’s wine pairings, curated by Gurvinder Bhatia (Quench Magazine wine editor, Global TV, Edmonton Journal, UnWined), the many new and returning food vendors, as well as site information, FAQs, festival policies and more.
Bhatia has once again delivered thoughtful and specialized wine selections tailored to the artists’ sound and style. The full list of 2016 wine pairings is available in the App or at www.interstellarrodeo.com/food-drink. Here’s one example of what to expect:
Capezzana, ‘Monna Nera’ IGT Toscana, Tuscany, Italy
Handcrafted, thoughtful, emotional and completely unforgettable is the only way to describe Chan Marshall’s (aka Cat Power) soulful, quietly intelligent, introspective and intense, yet soft-spoken voice. Marshall is comfortable being in complete control to ensure her songs are a reflection of her true self. Capezzana Monna Nera is named after the woman who resurrected the Tuscan estate in the 1400s enabling it to continue producing wines reflective of its region for over 1200 years. The wine is compelling, approachable and elegant with morello cherry, plum, earth and savoury spice. It’s astounding how both Marshall and the winery can produce such emotion-evoking qualities, yet make it seem so easy.
And if festival guests start feeling hungry? Bo-Thai, Drift Food Truck, Fantasia, Fillistix, Kitchen by Brad, Mercury Room, Orbit Food Truck, The Organic Box, Sailin’ On Food Truck, Smokehouse BBQ, Spice Rickshaw and Transcend Coffee will all be on site. This year, there will also be a food truck located outside the gates offering breakfast options to the lineups on Saturday and Sunday morning.
As a paperless program, the free app is part of Interstellar Rodeo’s efforts to reduce the festival’s environmental footprint. On this front, Interstellar Rodeo announces a new eco initiative – festival crew, artists, and backstage hospitality will be provided with refillable bottles this year in an effort to dramatically reduce the use of plastic water bottles. This is a significant first step in decreasing our overall environmental impact.
Audiences are also encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles, as there will be plenty of free water stations throughout the site.