LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A taste of California’s world-renowned wines is as close as a trip to your nearest California Pizza Kitchen. From now until September 27, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority in creative dining with a California vibe, is celebrating California Wine Month with deliciously creative wine and hand-crafted sangria flights on offer and a chance for guests to enter to win an unforgettable trip for two to the heart of California wine country in Napa Valley.
The wine flight features a trio of California-favorite wines from Napa and Sonoma Valley-based makers Francis Ford Coppola, Buena Vista and Apothic. CPK’s California-inspired sangria flight features three, fresh and flavorful hand-crafted sangrias made with premium California wines, spirits, fresh fruits and herbs, including Orchard, Red-Berry and the new Beehive Sangria.
“California is not only famous for its sunshine and beaches but also for its wine! In fact, California is the fourth largest wine producer in the world after Italy, France and Spain, and 85 percent of the nation’s wine is harvested and produced in California,” said Ashley Ceraolo, SVP of Marketing at California Pizza Kitchen. “With that in mind, we want to bring a taste of California wines to our guests throughout the country in honor of California Wine Month this September.”
Ceraolo knows her wine. She was recently named one of Wine Enthusiast's 40 under 40 Tastemakers for 2016, a list comprising the most influential sommeliers, innovative winemakers and creative tastemakers who determine what consumers drink. She is also a certified Level 1 Sommelier. With a background in food and beverage marketing that spans over two decades, Ceraolo manages the selection of CPK’s innovative hand-crafted cocktails, wines and beers.
“We’re encouraging our guests to familiarize themselves with California wines through our wine flight that features three 3oz pours of Francis Ford Coppola’s tropical Bianco Pinot Grigio, Buena Vista’s floral Pinot Noir, and Apothic’s smooth and fruity Red Blend. The flight is accompanied by a fun yet educational handout that explains the four S’s of wine tasting – see, swirl, sniff and sip,” continued Ceraolo. “For sangria fans, we’re offering a creative, California-inspired sangria flight featuring our Red-Berry and Orchard Sangrias, as well as the new Beehive Sangria, which is a sweet blend of Francis Ford Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio, Cointreau, Monin Lavender, strawberry purée, honey and lemon.”
What’s your wine personality? California Wine Country Sweepstakes
No matter which flight guests choose at CPK during California Wine Month, the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests can go online at www.cpk.com/WineMonth and take a quiz to learn which wine region best fits their personality. Once guests discover their wine personality, they can enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Napa Valley, Calif. The winner will receive airfare, a two-night stay, a $500 AMEX gift card, and winery tours to Buena Vista, Coppola and William Hill wineries. Visit www.cpk.com/WineMonth for rules and restrictions.
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About California Pizza Kitchen
In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style pizza. Since then, CPK has become a global brand known for creative California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 15 countries and 218 cities around the world. Dedicated to a unique dining experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across the country. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit cpk.com.