For more information, call:
Laura Knollenberg
at (414) 258-2333
January 9, 2013

Wines and Beers of the World

NEWS RELEASE

A Toast to the Animals at the Zoo, Feb. 7

Will siamangs scream as you sip your wine? Will expressive orangutans ogle you as you sip a beer? Find out at Wines and Beers of the World, the Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s (ZSM) annual fundraiser. This evening event is held at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Feb. 7, 2013. Register now because it often sells out. Stroll through the Stearns Family Apes of Africa and Primates of the World buildings after you select a beverage in the Peck Welcome Center. Enjoy cheeses to pair with wines and nibble on savory samples, including Palermo’s® Pizza. Then satisfy your sweet tooth with desserts! Event proceeds support all the animals at the Zoo. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

What: The Zoological Society of Milwaukee’s Wines and Beers of the World.

When: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013; 7-10 p.m.

Where: Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee.

Details: Event features wines, beers, gourmet foods and desserts for sampling. View the Zoo’s apes and primates during the event. Purchase VIP tickets and enjoy early entry at 6 p.m. as well as entry into a drawing to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo.

Costs & Registration (through Feb. 7): Regular tickets: $40 for Zoological Society members and guests (registering at the same time as member); $50 for non-members. VIP tickets: $50 for Zoological Society members (registering at the same time as member); $60 for non-members. Register by phone (414-258-2333) or online at zoosociety.org/winetasting. Online reservations accepted through Feb. 5, 2013, unless the event fills prior to that date. Space is limited; fees are non-refundable.

Contributors: Special thanks to our vendors: GreatBrewers.com – featuring Belukus Marketing, Inc. and St. Killian Imports, Horny Goat Brewing Co., Kensington Liquor, MillerCoors and Sprecher Brewery. Also thanks to: A Bianchini Experience, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Amy’s Gourmet Apples, Ball ‘n Biscuit Catering, Beans & Barley, Café Manna, The Cheesecake Store and More, Clock Shadow Creamery, East Shore Specialty Foods, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Gourmet Cheesecake Shop & More, Larry’s Market, The Oilerie® Brookfield, Palermo’s® Pizza, PepsiAmericas®, Potawatomi Bingo Hotel, Racine Danish Kringles, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sassy Cow Creamery, Usinger’s Famous Sausage, Vin Slush, and Zilli Hospitality Group.

Other details: Visitors must be 21 years of age to attend. I.D. required at the door. Your fee, less $25, is tax-deductible and includes a complimentary, etched wine glass (5.6% WI sales tax included). Proceeds benefit the Zoological Society’s 2012-2013 annual appeal to install webcams in animal exhibits and purchase food for the Zoo’s animals. Wine Purchases: Wine can be ordered at the event. However, Wisconsin state licensing laws do not allow us to sell wine at the event. You can pick up and pay for your order at Kensington Liquor (4496 N. Oakland Ave, Shorewood 53211). Discounts for larger purchases: 5% off for 6 to 11 bottles; 10% off for 12 or more. A percentage of all wine sales benefit the ZSM annual appeal.

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About the ZSM

The mission of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee is to conserve wildlife and endangered species, educate people about the importance of wildlife and the environment, and support the Milwaukee County Zoo.

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