Wines and Beers of the World
February 6, 2014, 7-10 p.m. (VIP admission at 6 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.
Check back for a list of participating vendors.
Online reservations will be accepted through February 4, 2014, and walk-ins will be accepted, unless the event fills prior to that date.
* 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.