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Wine and food tasting benefit event at The Shops at Wiregrass
Free Event • $15 Donation for Wine & Food Tasting • Pets Always Welcome
Wednesday, October 8, 2014  •  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wesley Chapel, FL: Tuesday, September 30, 2014Due to inclement weather forecast, the scheduled Wine Walk Wednesday (Oct. 1) has been postponed until Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

Looking for a new adventure? Look no further, plan a date at The Shops at Wiregrass and visit us for Wine Walk Wednesday presented by Lennar® benefiting The Jason Ackerman Foundation.  This event takes place on the first Wednesday of September and October from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entrance is free; guests must be 21 or older, and show a valid form of ID, to participate in the wine tasting. Guests making a donation of $15 (fifteen dollars) receive a commemorative wine tumbler, the official Wine Walk Passport and access to food and wine sampling stations throughout the Center.

At Wine Walk Wednesday guests will leisurely stroll through the Center and visit various wine tasting, hors d’oeuvre sampling, and activity stations located along Paseo Drive and Piazza Avenue. Guests will also enjoy live music, caricature artists, freeze modeling and other relaxing activities. Guest can treat themselves to the VIP Pampering Station for mini massages by Massage Envy Wesley Chapel, sponsored by Morgan Exterior. Other activities include free painting classes presented by Creative Canvas; supplies are provided and classes will be offered every half hour (6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.). Guests must register at the Creative Canvas tent to participate in the free class. The fun does not stop there; guests can see the latest fashions at our Freeze Model stage sponsored by Mountcastle Vein Center, featuring fashions, accessories and services available at Brighton Collectibles, Torrid, Bath & Body Works, Buckle, Francesca’s, White House | Black Market, and J. Jill. Follow The Shops at Wiregrass on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for chances to win great prizes including Mystery Gift Cards. Guests are entered by simply tagging their event photos with #shopsatwiregrass #winewalk14.

“The Shops at Wiregrass is excited to continue the Fall Series of Wine Walk and to partner with The Jason Ackerman Foundation to raise funds that support the youth in our local community who have survived health issues, or circumstances beyond their control.  This year, with the help of our partners and sponsors, we were able to put a new creative twist to Wine Walk Wednesday. This is a perfect event for friends to get together and enjoy; or even for a romantic date.” said Debbie Detweiler, Marketing Director at The Shops at Wiregrass. “Guests can explore every corner of the Center, as they take the Wine Walk Tour, featuring five pouring stations, food samples, live music, and shopping specials.”

Wine Sampling Stations feature wines by PRP Wine, Keel & Curley Winery, and Time for Wine. Hor d’Oeurves Sampling Stations feature a variety of delicious finger foods by Fresh Healthy Café, Pinchers, Ciao! Italian Bistro, Primebar, GrillSmith, The Brass Tap, and Cantina Laredo.

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ABOUT THE SHOPS AT WIREGRASS:  The Shops at Wiregrass, a Forest City Enterprises Property, located at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Blvd, is a unique, pedestrian and pet friendly lifestyle village offering residents and visitors exceptional options in shopping, dining and entertainment in an environment that invites lingering, relaxing and socializing.  The Center offers approximately 100 retail establishments with convenient access to services for area residents.

ABOUT FOREST CITY ENTERPRISES, INC.:  Forest City Enterprises, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $9.0 billion in total assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate and land throughout the United States. For more information, visit

ABOUT LENNAR: Lennar is the leading builder of quality new homes in the most desirable real estate markets across the nation. Lennar home plans demonstrate their commitment to their customers by showcasing outstanding new home construction and a dedication to excellence in homebuilding. Every new home for sale offers the simplicity of included options featured in our model homes and inventory homes. For more information, visit

ABOUT THE JASON ACKERMAN FOUNDATION:  The Jason Ackerman Foundation focuses on improving the lives of youth who have faced and survived tragic circumstances through educational support and entertaining experiences. For more information, visit

You are cordially invited to cover this community event.


Debbie Detweiler
The Shops at Wiregrass