Wines and Beers of the World
February 7, 2013, 7-10 p.m.
Regular tickets*: $40 Zoological Society members & guests; $50 non-members.
VIP tickets**: $50 Zoological Society members & guests; $60 non-members.
Did you know that drinking fermented fruit—wine, if you will—is enjoyed by creatures other than humans? Bumblebees, birds, primates and even wild elephants sometimes imbibe the fermented juices of fallen fruits, sap and nectar.
Join the Homo sapiens branch of the animal kingdom in a celebration of libations from around the world at the Zoological Society's popular wine-and-beer-tasting fundraiser. There will also be great-tasting appetizers. Enjoy cheese with your wine and pizza with your beer. Finish the savory stuff with sweet desserts (look for a list of vendors in your January-March issue of Wild Things). Then take your treats with you as you stroll past the animals in the Primates of the World and Stearns Family Apes of Africa buildings.
Proceeds from the event will benefit all the animals at the Zoo. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.
A special thank you to our vendors:
GreatBrewers.com - featuring Belukus Marketing, Inc. and St. Killian Imports, Horny Goat Brewing Co., Kensington Liquor, MillerCoors and Sprecher Brewery
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
* ZSM members' guests must register at same time as members.
** VIP ticket holders get early entry at 6 p.m. and are entered into a drawing to win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Zoo. Your fee, less $25, is tax-deductible and includes a complimentary, etched wine glass (5.6% WI sales tax included). You must pre-register and you should do so early—event usually sells out. All ticket sales are final and are not refundable.