cultural gap between Northern and Southern California will be bridged at
Vindulgence-LA, a swank soiree combining wine and fashion presented by
Fashion Business Inc. and Wente Vineyards.
will be held Wednesday, May 2nd from 6:30pm to 9:00pm on the
third-floor loft of the New Mart Building in the heart of Downtown's
Vindulgence-LA will be the first tasting in Los Angeles hosted by
fifth-generation winegrowers Karl and Christine Wente.
The brother and sister duo will be on hand
to share tastes of five of Wente Vineyards Estate Wines and four of
Karl's handcrafted small lot wines, The Nth Degree.
Each of The Nth Degree wines are extremely limited, most seeing less
than 300 cases produced.
appetizers will be crafted and paired with Karl's wines by Chef Fred
Eric of Tiara, while Italy's Bormioli Rocco will provide crystal
stemware as your gift to enhance your wine tasting experience. Chill
grooves will be spun by DJ Randall.
the wine tasting, FBI will present a "Made in LA" runway show
featuring top LA brands: American Apparel, Remy Leather, Stop
Staring, Couture-The Clothing Company, Fabrizio Gianni, Sledge USA,
I See Spot (doggy contemporary).
fashions to be featured are not just designed in LA, they're made
here," says FBI president Frances Harder. "These companies are
creating fashion jobs in LA, not outsourcing them.
Apparel's Dov Charney is Mr. Made in LA," Harder continues, "while
Remy Leather has been producing domestically and successfully for
years. Stop Staring is a fairly new company
that has opted to manufacture in Los Angeles, and that has
successfully grown its business with the assistance of the FBI."
sponsorship for Vindulgence-LA is available for $1,000 and includes
10 tickets and signage. Individual tickets are $75; they are
extremely limited and are available online only at FashionBizInc.com.
To secure VIP media passes, RSVPs and
credentials are required. Please RSVP to Paige Poulos Communication at
800.497.3376. Note that due to the small-lot production of The Nth
Degree wines, media passes are limited and will be issued on a
first-come, first-served basis.
Business Inc. (501c3) provides the fashion industry with resources
and training to support its growth and profitability. The FBI offers
targeted business education, sourcing, networking, marketing and
consulting services through its resource center and business
Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country's oldest continuously
operated family-owned winery. Owned and managed today by the fourth and
fifth generations of the Wente family, the winery draws from nearly
3,000 acres of estate vineyards located in the Livermore Valley and
Arroyo Seco regions of California. The winery's Livermore Valley
vineyards are part of the San Francisco Bay appellation. This region,
distinguished climatically by the marine influence of San Francisco Bay,
is especially noted for Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and
Sauvignon Blanc, all wines in the Wente Vineyards portfolio. The website
FashionBizInc.org, WenteVineyards.com, Tiara-Cafe.com,
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