12 Signs Participates in San Diego Wine Show April 27-28th

12 Signs will be participating in this year's annual San Diego Wine Show April 27-28th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.  

With tastings, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and speakers this is an event not to miss!

This year’s San Diego Wine Show has something for amateur imbibers and carafe connoisseurs alike. Venture to the world-renowned Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 27th and 28th to sample hundreds of selections from some of the Pacific Coast’s finest wineries, including Freemark Abbey, 12 Signs Wine, Orfila Vineyards, Wilson Creek and many more. Savor wonderful whites and refreshing reds while schmoozing with sommeliers about all things wining and dining.

Of course, the benefits of the event merely begin with the bottle. Soak up the Southern California sun while being serenaded with live music. Settle in under the big tent for creative cooking demos and scrumptious samples from famed chefs. Or, simply stroll the paddock and peruse a bountiful buffet of cigars, olive oil, cheeses, chocolates and other irresistible gourmet items that creatively complement the vast variety of vino on hand. Plus, the fairground’s 17 Hands restaurant will be open during event hours to ensure you can dabble in drinks with a comfortably-curbed appetite.

It may not be horseracing, but you can place your money on uncorking a lot of fun and excitement at the San Diego Wine Show.

The San Diego Wine Show
The Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

April 27th
Open to the Public: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

April 28th
Open to the Public: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Live Entertainment

Meliesa McDonell
Saturday: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Sunday 1:00 to 3:00pm

“Meliesa’s voice, with its smoky lows and clarion highs, ranges from haunting beauty to spine tingling power. She is the voice you will never forget!”

Susan McCrea with Soul Seduction
Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Sunday 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Soul Seduction is a soulful blend of jazz , R&B, and classic rock, combining incredible vocals with an upbeat groove. The band performs throughout San Diego at top hotels, resorts, outdoor concerts, jazz festivals, the House Of Blues, as well as in Munich Germany. Whether you want to dance, or simply sit back and listen, Soul Seduction is guaranteed to entertain audiences everywhere!

Speaker Lineup

Saturday/April 27th
Topic: “WINES THAT SELL vs. WINES FOR THE ‘PURIST’” 5:30pm-6pm
With Will Burtner

Saturday/April 27th
“Sommelier Secrets: Blind Tasting” 3:30pm-4:15pm
Charlie Plummer, Certified Sommelier, Jackson Family Estates
- Maurice DiMarino, Certified Sommelier, Wine Director @ Island Prime & Cohn Restaurant Group
- Paul Krikorian, Certified Sommelier, Service Manager & Somm at Lodge @ Torrey Pines; A.R. Valentine Restaurant
- Will Burtner, Sommelier, Wine Director @ Azul Restaurant in La Jolla
- Tami Wong, Certified Sommelier, Wine Director @ La Valencia Hotel
Panel discussion with Somms. Need table to accommodate 5 sommeliers, with 4 glasses each. Guests will be able to follow along and virtually blind taste with panel.

Saturday- April 27th
John Alongé from The Wine Heretic
Topic: “Five Easy Steps to Really Enjoying Wine” 4:30PM-5:00PM

Sunday/ April 28th
“Cruising the West Coast: Pinot Noir Styles” 3:30pm-4:15pm
Charlie Plummer, Certified Sommelier, Jackson Family Estates
Exploration of Pinot Noir styles from Santa Barbara in CA to Willamette Valley in OR, with a few other stops in between. Guests will get to sample Pinot Noir styles from different appellations along the West Coast.

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