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Village Pointe festival has wine at the ready
By Cara Pesek / World-Herald staff writer


Wine will flow at Village Pointe this weekend.

More than 185 wines from around Nebraska, the United States and the world will be available for tasting at the annual Village Pointe Wine Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday.

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What: Village Pointe Wine Festival

When: Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Village Point Shopping Center's main street, at approximately 168th and Dodge Streets

Tickets: $48 for one-day entry. To purchase online, visit www.brix.com and click the promotions tab. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 402-991-9463 or at Brix Village Pointe.

This year's festival — the third such event — will be the largest yet, said Dan Matuszek, President and CEO of Brix, one of the sponsors of the event.

The event, which Matuszek expects to draw about 2,000 people, will feature a wide array of wines. Classic reds and red blends from throughout the world will be served alongside summery whites, roses, sparkling wines and trendy moscatos. Most wines featured retail between $10 and $50 a bottle, Matuszek said.

In addition to hundreds of wines from dozens of wineries, the festival will feature two free concerts, a fashion show and food from five Village Pointe restaurants, he said.

Brix, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Kona Grill, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Bravo Cucina Italiana will serve small plates of food throughout the event. Live music will begin both nights at 6:30 p.m. Finest Hour will play Friday, and High Heel will take the stage on Saturday.

During a band intermission Saturday night, various Village Pointe shops will take part in a fashion show.

“It's all the summer looks,” Matuszek said.

Tickets include unlimited wine tasting, a small plate of food from each of the five restaurants and admission to the concerts and fashion show, along with a $10 gift card to Brix.

Contact the writer:

402-444-1052, cara.pesek@owh.com

Contact the writer: Cara Pesek

cara.pesek@owh.com    |   402-444-4052    |  

Cara writes about nightlife -- bars, clubs, karaoke, and other places people go to have a good time -- as well as fashion, pop culture and trends.


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