SHERATON SAN DIEGO HOTEL & MARINA LAUNCHES
PREMIUM WINE PROGRAM: SHERATON SOCIAL HOUR
New Starwood Initiative features Curated Wine Menus and Wine Tasting Events
San Diego, CA (May 18, 2012) - This week, the Sheraton Sand Diego Hotel & Marina launched Sheraton Social Hour, a first-of-its-kind, premium wine program to be offered to hotel guests as part of a new Starwood brand initiative. The new program, developed by Wine Spectator's premier wine experts and the Starwood brand's global food and beverage team, offers guests a specially curated menu of premium wines and weekly tasting events. The program offers wines rated 90+ by Wine Spectator served in Riedel glasses to ensure that each varietal is presented in the perfect stemware that artfully enhances the wine's flavor and aroma.
"The Social Hour program is designed to create a new form of interaction among our loyal guests. We'll host these tasting events three to four times a week to combine great wine and good company," said Scott Hermes, General Manager of the Sheraton San Diego.
The Sheraton Social Hour will offer guests 2 oz, tastings from a specially curated menu of premium wine comprised of a rotation of eight or more wines by the glass, all highly rated by Wine Spectator. To complement the fine wines, the Social House program will also provide premium bottled waters, Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water and S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water. Because of their special Italian origins and unique mineral characteristics, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna are great tasting waters that refresh the palate and bring a myriad of flavors to life during wine tasting. These brands are widely appreciated and are served in some of the finest restaurants and hotels across the world.
About Wine Spectator Wines
Wine Spectator editors review more than 15,000 wines each year in blind tastings, awarding each wine a rating on a 100 point scale. Each tasting begins with a previously rated wine, which is tasted non-blind as a reference point. Other previously rated wines are included among the blind wines to ensure consistency. Wines rated 95-100 are "Classic: a great wine"; 90-94 rated wines are "Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style"; 85-89 is "Very good: a wine with special qualities."
About the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offers 1,053 guest rooms and suites, 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and features five restaurants and lounges, three outdoor swimming pools, and the Link@Sheraton. It is located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information, call 619-291-2900 or visit www.sheratonsandiegohotel.com.