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Two wine related items today:

1) For anyone interested in a last minute getaway The Monster received word about ten discounted #3 VIP promo passes for this weekend’s annual beachside California Wine Festival in Santa Barbara—  they provide entry to two events at a deep discount.

*The romantic July 20th Friday evening champagne reception gets underway at 6:30PM and features live jazz, gourmet foods and tasting of extremely rare reserve wines under the stars.

*The Saturday July 21 VIP beachfront event offers a 90-minute early entry at 11:30AM-4PM, a separate VIP pavilion with table seating, rare reserve wines, unlimited food, and the main festival with over 350 wines, live music, a celebrity chef ‘Guacamole Throwdown’ cooking show—with contestants selected from the 2,500 attendees. The winner takes $10,000. in prizes including a cruise along the Mexican Riviera! And much more.

The ‘gate’ ticket price for both events is $255. Your price is $50 per ticket or–$500 for all ten. Please note: All attendees must be 21+photo ID must be presented at event entries.   For more info email Suzanne at to learn more.

2) Talk and Wine Tasting at the Getty Villa – Drinking in the Greek Manner: A Brief History of the Symposion –  Saturday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 p.m. | The Getty Villa, Admission: $60. Call (310) 440-7300

 In ancient Greece the symposium was a social institution for men of status to meet, converse, and drink wine. Learn more in a lecture by Oswyn Murray, then taste wines inspired by ancient wine making techniques in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Villa.

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