Pismo Beach, CA to Host Nation’s Only Sparkling Wine Festival on October 24 – 26, 2014

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The recent resurgence of sparkling wine consumption has inspired the creation of the nation’s first and only dedicated sparkling wine festival. BUBBLYFEST by the Sea will take place in the scenic, seaside town of Pismo Beach this October 24 – 26, 2014, highlighting more than 40 domestic and international producers of “bubbly” in a weekend-long festival. The festival kicks off on Friday, October 24 with a Gatsby-themed Cocktail Mixer at the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa from 6 – 8 p.m. Gatsby-themed attire is encouraged. Unique Champagne cocktails will be paired with gourmet appetizers, the sounds of jazz band The Tipsy Gypsies, and stunning cliff-side views of the Pacific Ocean ($60/person).

Saturday, October 25 brings the BUBBLYFEST Grand Tasting event, from 12 – 4 p.m. at the SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, where guests sample pours from more than 40 local, domestic and international producers of Champagne and sparkling wine. The event will also feature gourmet samplings of artisan cheeses, chocolates, oysters, bread and other bites; sparkling cocktail concoctions and musical entertainment. A photo booth will offer guests the opportunity to capture the moment and savor the outdoor event’s sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, coastal bluffs and the nearby Pismo Beach Pier ($65/person).

On Sunday, October 26, BUBBLYFEST returns to Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa for a Sunday Funday Champagne brunch from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Staged on the ocean-side patio of the resort’s Lido Restaurant, the event will feature a three-course gourmet brunch prepared by Chef Jacob Moss paired with bottomless Champagne. The popular Dan Curio of Moonshiner Collective will provide live music to complete the light-and-fun ambiance ($45/person). Event hotel packages are available at SeaCrest Ocean Front Hotel and Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, as well as at other local hotels. BUBBLYFEST all-inclusive three day VIP Package tickets ($160 plus tax) or individual event tickets can be purchased online at www.bubblyfest.com.

The Sea Crest Ocean Front Hotel is the official sponsor of BUBBLYFEST. Other sponsors include Taste of the Valleys and Cali Coast Wine Country. For more information about BUBBLYFEST visit www.bubblyfest.com