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WineRave Series Kickoff at Fluxx Nightclub June 22

WineRave 2010
WineRave 2010
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FLUXX Nightclub in the Gaslamp District is taking traditional wine tasting and turning it upside down. It is not your father’s winetasting event. Nor is it Napa, nor Temecula. This is exclusive to San Diego. Unlike any other event, it combines the elements of a traditional wine tasting with the energizing ambience of San Diego’s hot nightclub scene.

This kickoff of the WineRave series will happen June 22, 7-10 p.m. With summer nights getting warmer, this will be a great night to wear a cute summer dress and guys to jazz it up in a button down shirt and nice jeans. Forget the sag; this is an upscale, trendy event for young wine, beer and spirit enthusiasts. It will definitely introduce you to new wines and brews, and some like-minded new friends.

Twenty-five wineries, craft breweries and spirit purveyors will be represented. This is a great opportunity to walk from vendor to vendor, hear about their wines, where they come from, what varietals work well in their regions and learn what bio-dynamic wines are all about.

Local brewmeisters will be happy to explain the process of making beer and what foods pair well with each ale. And, they are local breweries.

Pair your new wines and brews with tantalizing world foods rich with eclectic flavors. Savor a Chateaubriand and French artisan cheese with a Kenwood Cabernet direct from Sonoma County or a spicy Napa Merlot from Ahnfeldt Winery. Nosh on Coho Salmon from the Pacific Northwest, paired with a Milagro Farms Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. Or you may want to combine it with a bio-dynamic and organic wine from Martellotto.

Since variety is the spice of life, Garam masala-encrusted Ahi with Cuban Mojo will go nicely with a Slice of Life Ale from Vista’s own Iron Fist Brewing Co. And to top it off, sample Kashmir Pistachio grilled chicken with Wilson Creek Winery’s famous Almond Champagne.

For a unique tasting experience, California Fruit Wine will be pouring their Plum, Strawberry, Peach and Cherry wines. Barenjager (also known as Bear Hunters) Honey Liquer will be on hand to demonstgrate their unique premium honey liquor. Imagine what tasty cocktails they have invented with a sweet honey base. For those who prefer cocktails, FLUXX will have their mixologists creating unique, specially priced drinks for your enjoyment.

In keeping with the nightclub vibe, the lights will be set low, and the music of DJ Soul will be pumping -- contemporary music mixed with electronic, hip hop and pop music.

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This high energy evening promises to be an exciting wine, beer and food experience. After a fun night, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge to go to the different breweries and wineries and take a picnic, buy a bottle of beer or wine and enjoy wine country.

Purchase tickets at WineRaveSD.com. $45 in advance or $60 at the door.

Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


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  • City: San Diego
  • Organization: WineRave
  • Dates: June 22, 2011