Saturday March 9, 2013 – Food & Wine Tasting Event Features Master Sommelier Michael A. Jordan
Laguna Beach, CA – The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau is proud to announce the second annual Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Festto be held Saturday, March 9, 2013. The ever popular Laguna Beach Uncorked! features an afternoon of tastings from 20 renowned Laguna Beach restaurants and 30 top wineries from around the world.
Hundreds of food and wine enthusiasts will converge at the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, at a special Early Bird price through Thursday, Jan. 31 of just $75. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange County.
Wine lovers may opt for a limited number of VIP Tickets to the morning wine seminar with Michael A. Jordan, MS, CWE, held at 9:30 a.m. Widely known as the “Sommelier for the People,” Jordan is one of only 15 people in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and the Certified Wine Educator Diplomas. VIP ticket holders will also get early access to the private tasting portion of the event at 11:30 a.m., before the gates open to general admission ticket holders (only 200 VIP tickets will be sold).
Commenting on Laguna Beach Uncorked! , Karyn Philippsen, event chair said, “This is a special event that has been gaining popularity as each year we strive to make it more memorable and fun than the last. At this year’s event, on March 9, guests will enjoy food tastings from twenty world-class Laguna Beach restaurants, wines from 30 wineries globally to include Italy, Spain, New Zealand, and of course the USA, as well as a fun mix of live music and socializing with a friendly crowd of like-minded food and wine aficionados. Devoted and aspiring wine connoisseurs will be able to attend a special morning seminar with Michael A. Jordan, one of the world’s foremost wine experts.”
“The Laguna Beach Festival of Arts grounds is a terrific venue, and we expect a record turnout,” Philippsen added, saying she encourages guests to purchase their tickets early. “In addition to the large selection of gourmet food and wine tastings, our guests’ hearts will be further warmed knowing a portion of ticket sales will benefit the CHOC Children’s Hospital.”
Laguna Beach Uncorked! is the signature event of Laguna Beach A La Carte – a four day wine and food experience filled with special restaurant offers, daily events, cooking demonstrations, prix fixe menus and more. Hotel packages are available at select hotels. Visit www.LagunaBeachAlaCarte.com for details on the four-day celebration.
Laguna Beach Uncorked! Details
What: Second Annual Laguna Beach Uncorked! An International Wine & Food Fest
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Where: Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts grounds
650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
About CHOC Children’s Hospital
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013), CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.
CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
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