2019 Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival
Skopelos at New World, 600 S. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL Pensacola, FL
Transport yourself to beautiful vineyards, sip on the smoothest spirits, and indulge in delicious cuisine when the 3rd annual Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival presents Flavors From Around the World! On July 28th, the doors to the Skopelos Grand Ballroom will welcome you to explore the tastes of over 125 top wines and the smoothest spirits from around the world, all while learning about them from the experts. From Chilean white wines to Australian reds; exceptional spirits including whiskey, tequila, gin and rum; a Sake Corner, Bubbles Bar, Rosé Garden, and For the Locals Spot (featuring Florida spirits), this festival was planned with the ultimate wine & spirit lover in mind. No festival would be complete without food so the award-winning Chefs from Skopelos will have stations set up throughout the ballroom with gourmet national & international culinary bites, including fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, vegan cuisine, gluten free bites, and desserts. Live jazz will set the mood and complimentary raffles will complete the scene as numerous local businesses give out prizes throughout the afternoon. Like something you've tasted? Bottles of all wines/spirits from the day can be purchased to take home at a special price. Enjoy your time knowing you've made a difference as a portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit Healing Paws for Warriors. The Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival is sponsored by Pensacola Magazine, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620. LOCATION: SKOPELOS AT NEW WORLD, in the heart of downtown Pensacola. 600 S. Palafox Street. DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 28th TIME: 3:00pm - 6:00pm PARKING: Ample FREE parking is available on site and directly to the east and southeast of the building. CONTACT: Have a question? Call us at (850) 432-6565 or email [email protected] RESTRICTIONS: All guests must be 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required. TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased NOW through Eventbrite (skopelosfest2019.eventbrite.com) or at Skopelos at New World for $55 (+tax). Tickets will also be on site for $65 (+ tax) the day of the event, as space allows. Tickets include all drink & food tastings at the event. Want to take something home? All wines/spirits tasted will also be available for purchase at special prices. All proceeds from bottle sales & a portion of ticket sales will be donated to Healing Paws For Warriors. ABOUT SKOPELOS AT NEW WORLD: Skopelos restaurant has been a part of Pensacola, Florida's landscape for over half a century. Established in 1959, Skopelos is known for its exceptional take on coastal cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, mouth-watering steaks, creative vegan and vegetarian options, and extensive wine list as recognized by Wine Spectator Magazine with the 2017 and 2018 Awards of Excellence. Now located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, Skopelos at New World is also recognized as the place for events, weddings, and banquets. Notable Skopelos guests include President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara; Senator Marco Rubio; legendary football coach Bobby Bowden; MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, and many more. ABOUT HEALING PAWS FOR WARRIORS: Healing Paws for Warriors is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing post 9/11 combat veterans wounded from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) rescue-to-trained ADA certified service dogs. All trained service dogs from Healing Paws come exclusively from local rescues. Their service dog trainer teaches the dogs and the veterans as a team. The dogs are not pets, but rather service dogs with the complete protection and rights granted by the American with Disabilities Act. Healing Paws' main missions are to bring awareness to veteran suicide; give hope and healing to Veterans and rescue dogs through empowering military heroes to return to civilian life with dignity and independence; reduce the number of companion animals in shelters; and express gratitude to those who have served or are serving our great country.