ATLANTIC CITY — Golden Nugget hosted its inaugural three-day Cal-Ital Summer Wine Fest last Friday through Sunday, Aug. 17-19, which featured many of the best wines from Italy as well as those produced in California from Italian ancestry.
Tickets could be purchased individually or for an all-inclusive, three-day price of just $99 per person.
“It’s a really great opportunity to taste a lot of different wines at a reasonable price,” says Amy Chasey, vice president of marketing for Golden Nugget.
Friday night had a mix-and-mingle the H20 Pool + Bar for a wine ‘n’ jazz reception that included live jazz, delectable cuisine and wines from over 30 wineries including Levendi, Cosentino, Ferrari Carano, Robert Mondavi, Francis Ford Coppola, Trinchero, Flora Springs, Andretti and others.
“All of these were some of the first people to settle the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Lake County area of California, and they brought with them these great Italian wine traits that are out there,” Scott Tarwater, corporate director of wine and special events for Golden Nugget’s parent company, Landry’s Restaurants.
The event moved to the Grand Ballroom on Saturday with samplings of over 120 Italian and Californian wines, and Sunday featured an extensive Italian-style, sit-down brunch followed by a high-end fashion show with 18 runway models presenting the latest gowns and cocktail dresses from New Jersey designer Elizabeth Delgado.