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Thursday, March 26

Shade Hotel Hosts First Annual STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival

Shade Hotel

1221 N. Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, 90266


After nine years of hosting its annual Ultimate Wine Festival, Manhattan Beach’s only luxury boutique hotel, Shade, today announced plans to partner with wineLA to host the area’s first annual STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival on Thursday, March 26. With 40 notable wineries set to participate in the festivities, Shade Hotel will expect to welcome hundreds of wine enthusiasts in celebration of Napa Valley’s most coveted wines.

Among the elite list of wineries showcasing their most popular pours are Quintess; Alpha Omega; Trefethen; Heitz; Frank Family Vineyards; Barnett Vineyards; Bougetz Cellars; Black Stallion; Signorello Estate; Kenzo Estate; ZD Wines; Entre Nous Wines; Lail Vineyards; and Inglenook.

In addition to the wineries confirmed to attend Shade Hotel’s first STARS of Napa Valley Wine Festival, regular admission at $125 per ticket (for advance ticket sales) will include an elegant assortment of tray-passed hors d’oeuvres and a number of lofty auction items to bid on. Auction items will range from $250 to $2,000. One hundred percent of silent auction proceeds will benefit Manhattan Beach Middle School.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. with a limited number of VIP 6:15 p.m. admission tickets available for $175 per person. This event is limited to 350 guests and, similar to Shade’s past wine events, is expected to sell out immediately.

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Friday, March 27

Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ 2015


11:30am to 4:00pm

The 5th annual the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ will be held March 27-29, 2015. The festival, organized by Palm Springs Life, will gather the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the country for three extraordinary days of culinary and wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as the ultimate culinary destination.

The festival begins with a James Beard 4-course gourmet luncheon on Friday, March 27. The weekend “Grand Tastings” feature renowned chefs, and more than 80 premium wines and champagnes and 50 restaurants will offer tastings. Returning to this year’s festival are exclusive wine and beer tasting seminars.

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