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Bourbon Street to host Aug. 18 wine-tasting fundraiser for Mama's Kitchen

SAN DIEGO -- Bourbon Street in University Heights will host Mama's Kitchen's 16th annual Wine Tasting Event on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 6 to 9 pm.

Partygoers will experience eclectic wine tastings with pours throughout the evening, while enjoying a sumptuous selection of hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds go directly to the daily operations of Mama's Kitchen, the only non-profit in San Diego that prepares and delivers three meals a day, for seven days a week, at no charge to men, women, and children affected by AIDS/HIV or cancer.

New this year, Revivals in Hillcrest is a presenting sponsor of this year's wine tasting fundraiser.

"Thirty years into this epidemic, HIV and AIDS continues to affect people everywhere. Even though we're located in Palm Springs, we have long admired the work that Mama's Kitchen has been doing for people affected by AIDS and cancer in the San Diego area," said David Brinkman, CEO of Desert AIDS Project. "When our Hillcrest Revivals store opened, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to help support the essential services Mama's Kitchen has been providing for so long."

In addition to great wine, food, and company, event highlights include a "Lucky Ticket" Silent Auction featuring indulgent gift packages from San Diego's premiere dining and entertainment venues, as well as Mama's Kitchen's popular "Wine & Spirits Deck" Opportunity Drawing: purchase a playing card for a 1-in-52 chance to take home 17 bottles of premium wine and spirits.

New this year is a wine bottle ring toss, a fun and competitive opportunity to win bottles of wine and amazing prizes donated by generous companies and individuals. Attendees who bring five items to donate to the Mama's Pantry program will receive three free rings to toss. The items to bring are among the most requested items by pantry clients and are donations of cereal, jelly, canned tuna or salmon.

Pre-sale tickets are available for $55, and tickets sold at the door are $65. Bourbon Street is located at 4612 Park Blvd. in San Diego (92116). To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit HERE or call (619) 233-6262.

Revivals is the presenting sponsor of the Wine Tasting event. Major sponsors include Bourbon Street, HRM Rex-Goliath Wines, Southern Wine and Spirits, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Priority, a MOMS Pharmacy, Gay & Lesbian Fund for San Diego of the San Diego Foundation and The Metropolitan Group/Kevin Soloman Realtor. Food and beverage providers include Sycuan Casino, Jake's on Sixth, Lei Lounge, Decker Brothers Gourmet, Muzita Bistro, and Small Bar. Additional event sponsors include Organic Elements, Co-Habitat, Resolusean, Rage Magazine, SDGLN.com, SDPix, San Diego Uptown News and Gay San Diego.