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The 4th annual SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW

April 25th and 26th, 2015

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Saturday April 25th

Open to the Public: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday April 26th

Open to the Public: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The 4th annual SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW , will be bringing together an exciting collection of wines from around the world including California, Italy, France, Spain and beyond.

Come and experience the SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW, the only 2 day wine show in San Diego set in the most beautiful location of the Paddock at the famous Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Top Sommeliers will be on hand to talk about all things wine and local chefs will be demonstrating their mouthwatering recipes.

Also available will be a selection of delicious appetizers from our many booths of Cheese, Balsamic vinegar and olive oil, chocolate and of course more cheese.

Your general admission ticket gives you access to not only a souvenir glass but also  tasting fabulous wines, enjoying live entertainment, and experiencing great education from our panel of experts.

Food will be available from the 17 Hands restaurant in the Paddock, and the newly renovated Paddock Tavern, both restaurants in the Paddock   staff will be on hand to serve you at your table in the 17 hands, the Paddock Tavern is a walk up carvery.

Proceeds from the show will go to our Charity, The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, a local 501(c) 3 non-profit organization,

The SDRVC practices sustainable natural and cultural resource management and provides recreational activities and environmental education to the greater San Diego community

Musicians 

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GREG DOUGLASS GUITARIST 

Greg Douglass is an internationally known guitarist and songwriter who is probably best know for his electric guitar playing with artists like Van Morrison, Steve Miller (Greg co-wrote the hit  song “Jungle Love” for Steve), Eddie Money, and many other great artists. Steve Tilston, one of the best guitarists in the UK, called Greg, “The best electric guitarist I’ve ever heard.” last June when Greg toured there. Greg’s first love, however , is the acoustic guitar. “Rock pays the bills”, said Greg, “but I’m truly at home with an acoustic in my hands.” Greg’s repertoire on acoustic ranges from classical to delta blues to latin jazz to beautiful arrangements of Beatles songs. Greg is at home in a wide variety of situations on solo guitar. He has played background music at fine restaurants, and he has shared the concert stage with some of the best acoustic finger style players in the world, including Leo Kottke, David Lindley, and Jorma Kaukonen.With a wide variety of styles at his fingertips…literally…Greg’s goal is to read the mood of the audience he’s playing for and enhance the mood of the event appropriately. Greg can go from his solo version of Carlos Santana’s “Europa” to “Girl from Ipanema” to a rocking version of the Beatle’s “Day Tripper”  if that’s what the crowd wants on a given day.Greg’s two solo acoustic CDs, “The Natives Are Restless” and “Holiday Favorites”, continue to sell briskly on various internet download sites like iTunes and Amazon. In addition, one of his solo acoustic pieces was featured on the Steve Miller album “Living in the 20th Century”.Greg’s solo guitar work is the ideal addition to any event, whether it be in a concert situation or as background mood music. (Greg’s reputation as a world-class player who has appeared on scores of albums whose combined sales total close to 15 million units also adds a little extra something special to any event.)

Mr. Douglass proudly endorses and exclusively plays Taylor acoustic guitars.

Performing 25th and 26th from 2:00 to 3:30pm, in the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds.

 

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Susan Mccrea and the Soul Seduction

Returning to the SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL WINE SHOW for the 3rd year

Soul Seduction is a soulful blend of jazz , R&B, and classic rock, combining incredible vocals with an upbeat groove. The band performs throughout San Diego at top hotels, resorts, outdoor concerts, jazz festivals,  the House Of Blues, as well as in Munich Germany. Whether you want to dance, or simply sit back and listen, Soul Seduction is guaranteed to entertain audiences everywhere!

Performing 25th and 26th from 4:00 to 6:00pm, in the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds.

 

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Elliot Lawrence

Performing 25th and 26th from 2:00 to 4:00pm, in the Turf Club Courtyard,Del Mar Fairgrounds.

From the Broadway stages of New York to the concert stages of Europe, in his four decades of music, Elliott Lawrence has pretty much done it all.  As a Broadway singer/dancer performing in shows like JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, GODSPELL, PIPPIN, BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR, THE WIZ and A MATTER OF TIME, the strength of Elliott’s performances kept him working in consecutive shows for over 15 years.  Elliott went back to school to perfect his craft as a jazz vocalist. He then moved to Europe where he performed in clubs and concert venues across the continent, studying and performing with jazz notables like Mark Murphy, John Hendricks, Nancy Wilson, Eric Knight, and the Charlie Parker Museum All Star Big Band.

Elliott now, back in the states, sets his sights on a new musical challenge – becoming the jazz guitarist he’s always wanted to be. His vocal training and Be-Bop      influences have helped him to apply his finely tuned musicality to the guitar and the transition has been seamless.  Elliott currently performs throughout Southern California as a solo guitar artist.

Elliott’s melodic baritone voice and tasteful guitar licks give a special smoothness to a melody and his in the pocket scatting can take any Be-Bop standard to another level. 
Elliott’s mantra is “Music is not the end in itself but a means of expressing who we are…it’s who we are that touches people.” 

 

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Amelia Browning

Amelia will be performing on April 25th and 26th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm  in the Turf Club Courtyard, Del Mar Fairgrounds

At the age of 12, Amelia knew she wanted to be a jazz singer. In 2004 Amelia graduated from Berklee College of Music and returned to San Diego to begin her journey as a professional musician. Over the years she has performed with many groups throughout San Diego and established a private teaching studio. Amelia also leads a San Diego based quartet that offers a fresh take on Jazz expression with an unconventional repertoire and a sound all their own. In addition to the usual jazz standards, interpreted by many groups, this band offers creative arrangements of contemporary popular songs. By incorporating jazz interpretations of popular music, this group sets itself apart in a way that makes jazz accessible to a vast new audience, while honoring the innovation that defines the genre. www.ameliabrowning.com

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Louis Valenzuela

Louis will be performing on April 25th and 26th from 1:00pm to 2:00pm  in the Turf Club Courtyard, Del Mar Fairgrounds

In 2010 he earned a B.M. performance degree in Jazz Studies at San Diego State University.  Louis is now a performing freelance musician in the San Diego.  He can be seen all over the city, playing regularly each week with different groups including projects of his own.  His solid performance and versatility have allowed for opportunities to perform and record with the likes of Dan Reagan (Marc Anthony, The Spanish Harlem Orchestra) and Adrián Terrazas-González (The Mars Volta, T.RA.M., and JAZZTEC), Artyom Manukyan (Bobby Brown, Peter Erskine and Rum DMC), The B-Side Players among others. Louis Valenzuela has continued to develop as a founding member of the ensemble known as ‘The Afrojazziacs.’

www.louisvalenzuela.com

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 Slapp City Band

Slapp City Band will be performing in the Turf Club Courtyard, Del Mar Fairgrounds Saturday and Sunday April 25th & 26th 4:00-6:00pm

The Slapp City band is a San Diego based band.

Specializing in Old School Funk,  R & B including Motown.

This band has been together 4 yrs now.

Various members of our have performed with a Variety of Groups throughout  San Diego, Los Angeles,  Las Vegas, Arizona Counties.
We have 20 plus years of musical backgrounds among us.
Some of our Venues include
Humphreys Backstage Lounge,  Gallaghers,  The Harp, Tonys Martini Bar,
The Kress (Yuma)
Townhouse (Los Angeles)
Several Casinos.
We are Known to bring you the FUNK and MUCH MORE…

John Bowman & Hip Pokit

Performing 25th and 26th from 1:00 to 2:00pm, in the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds. 

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John’s musical career started back in his hometown of Harlem New York, were he studied with some of the great saxophone players of our time, such as Benny Goldson, Bill Barron, Master Teacher Joe Allard, Wayne Shorter and Pharaoh Sanders who played with the great John Coltrane.  John has performed as a sideman for famous performers and groups like Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Sam and Dave, Millie Jackson, The Dells and Sheila E, just to mention a few.  While attending S.U.N.Y. at Binghamton as a Music Education Major he also studied with Albert Hamm, Professor and local studio musician.  John has also performed as a sideman for many local San Diego musical groups such as Real to Real, The Fabulous Pelicans, Fuzzy and the Blues Men,  Detroit Underground and Ike Turner.

Over the years John could also be heard in local Big Jazz Bands such as Marty Connolly and Ira Liz.  John has shared guest appearance on a CD with the late national recording artist and San Diego Saxophonist HollisGentry III. (Dive In, by National Recording Artist Group Under The Lake)After serving as a Reconnaissance Marine during The Vietnam War, John was assigned to something he would really enjoy, the U.S. Marine Corps Band. John attended the Navy School of Music where he studied music theory, composition, arranging and became a lead Tenor Player for the Marine Band until his Honorable Discharge in 1985.

John originally formed Hip Pockit in 1993.  During that time the band performed for various functions and clubs around San Diego County.  One of the more popular gigs for the band was playing promotion events for Jazz Radio FM 98.1, KIFM.  Radio talent and DJ for the station Gene Harris was a big supporter of the band.  Hip Pockit played many happy hours in clubs and hotels around the county.  They had regular appearances at The Mission Bay Hilton Hotel, Episodes, Sybil’s and Elario’s at the top of Summer House Inn in La Jolla alternation weekends with Hollis Gentry’s Band.

The Band broke up in spring 1995 when John accepted a Job with the Los Angeles County School District.  During that time in L.A., John Continued to perform as a sideman with other bands around L.A. and with an R&B Group in San Diego called Pacific Brass & Electric.  John continues to play with the band who has just reunited and will be performing soon locally. Hip Pockit brings to the listener the Smooth Jazz Cover sounds heard on Southern California radio stations.  The band is composed of some of the finest and talented musicians from San Diego and Los Angeles counties.With the request of friends and supporters John Bowman & Hip Pockit would love to entertain your patrons, friends and lovers of contemporary music once again.

For Booking Information please call;

858-663-6557 or email;  johnbowma@gmail.com

 

 

SPEAKERS

 Concetta Antico

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Concetta Antico grew up in Australia, and even as a child possessed a passion for art that knew no bounds, producing the images of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet and other great impressionists that won awards and the attention of classmates and teachers. After her mother died, at just 16 years old Concetta left her home to find a job and an apartment while working to finish high school and put herself through college.

In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles where she married and moved to San Diego. It was in this new beloved city that Concetta opened her first studio, soon to feature a gallery filled with her astoundingly vibrant paintings. It wasn’t until December 2012 that Dr. Jay Neitz, a world-renowned leader in the field of color vision, discovered she was a “Tetrachromat,” someone possessing an incredible genetic gift to see up to 100 million colors.
With new-found clarity and sense of purpose, Concetta continued to paint what she saw, excited to give the world a taste of the beauty she was able to make out in her surroundings. Today she still lives in San Diego, selling the inspiring art she continues to create that appears in world-renowned art showcases and art galleries.

 Concetta will be a guest speaker at the SDIWS on Sunday 26th April & 2:00pm in the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds  

 

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Sommeliers 

 Jeff Rose

Quicksilver Jeff Rose (Quicksilver is the given first name…hippie parents, yada yada…)

Bio: 25 years of wine industry experience, California born/raised and cut my teeth on Dry Creek Zin and Napa Cab since I was about 19. Best Reserve Wines were like $25 when I started in the biz and the boom of Cult wines was just about to happen. Certified Wine Professional from the Culinary Institute of America – Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, Certification from The Court of Master Sommeliers. Wine Director, Sommelier, Buyer, GM, and/or Conceptual Consultant for numerous venues over the years including Capitol Cellars, Harvest Ranch Market, North County Wine Company, Tastes Restaurant, and Arterra Restaurant & Outdoor Lounge. Currently managing Southern California Sales Representation for Orfila Vineyards & Winery, Grapevine Wine Co., Rare Wine Co., Langdon Shiverick Imports, and DNS Imports. Favorite regions include Champagne, Burgundy (especially the Whites!), Germany (Riesling!), and Loire Valley.

I bring a passion for wine and expertise for the classic as well as exuberance for the new and avant-garde. We are constantly learning about wine and the journey is a fun one! – Experiencing new wines from up and coming regions or producers, as well as revisiting the classics and how they are evolving makes for an endlessly entertaining experience for lovers of wine.

Seminar Saturday 25th April  4:00-5:00pm, SDIWS in 17 Hands Restaurant in the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds 

Classic Wine Regions, Classic Producers (France, Italy, Spain, Germany Intensive)

Taste and learn about wines from classic regions and well-known producers such as Chablis from Billaud Simon, Rhone Red from J.L. Chave, Nebbiolo from Montaribaldi, Rioja from Hermanos Pecina, and Riesling from Richter. These are excellent examples of wines from regions with a sense of place and “terroir” unlike any others.

Seminar Sunday  26th April  3:00-4:00pm, SDIWS in 17 Hands Restaurant in the Paddock, Del Mar Fairgrounds 

  California vs France – “Judgement of Paris Revisited”

Almost 40 years ago to the date (39 to be exact), California wines surprisingly beat out French wines in a notorious blind tasting carried out by well-respected French judges in what has become notoriously known as the “Judgement of Paris” in the wine world. Let’s re-explore / re-examine that tasting, with 5 categories tasted blind side-by-side and scored in competition: Sauvignon Blanc (Loire vs Napa), Chardonnay (Burgundy vs Sonoma), Pinot Noir (Burgundy vs Santa Lucia Highlands), Syrah (N. Rhone vs Santa Barbara), and Cab/Meritage Blend (Napa) vs Bordeaux. May the best wine win.

 

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Fernando Gaxiola

Fernando Gaxiola Baja Wine + Food Born and raised in Mexico, Fernando Gaxiola holds an engineering degree by the prestigious Tec de Monterrey and a couple of master degrees, one as aGlobal Master in Business Administration by Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. A natural born entrepreneur, launches his first business management consulting firm in 2003 – Collaborative Consultants  at the age of 26. Soon after, he becomes a leading consultant for the Oil & Gas industry in areas such a processes, marketing and strategic planning.

In 2011, Mr. Gaxiola returns to his roots and reconnects with his passions: food, wine and art. After living in over 14 countries and running a successful business as a consultant, he settles in the Tijuana-San Diego mega where he launched Baja Wine + Food, a premier marketing agency focused on promoting the wine and food from Baja California in the United States.

Founded in 2013 in San Diego, Baja Wine + Food represents and promotes boutique,family-owned and artisan wineries from Valle de Guadalupe in northern Baja California, from where 90% of the Mexican wine comes from. Additionally, the agency offers travel and concierge services to the Baja Wine Country, event planning and catering, Baja Vino Club and PR services to Mexican wineries.

Fernando will be presenting Top Wines from Valle de Guadalupe with a wine tasting, and taking a retrospective look at, Past, Present and Future of Valle de Guadalupe.