AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event slated May 30

Showcasing tastings of exceptional wines, gourmet specialties, live music and a silent auction, the AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

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AJ’s Fine Foods will present its annual “Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event” 2-4:30 p.m. May 30 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

The “Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event” is the perfect opportunity to discover new wines with friends in a fun, entertaining setting while supporting the arts.

The annual celebration features tastings of more than 40 exceptional wines of value, all personally rated and selected by AJ’s cellar masters, who will be available to provide their expert recommendations for wine and food pairings.

Tastings will be complemented with gourmet specialties from AJ’s, including artisan breads and cheeses, shrimp cocktail, sushi, delectable sweets and more. Guests will enjoy live music and a silent auction offering wines and other items from AJ’s and its partners.

Tickets are available for $35 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587). Discounted member tickets are available for $30 by phone. Capacity is limited and advance tickets are highly recommended.

All proceeds from the AJ’s “Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event” benefit Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, both part of the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue.

Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

AJ’s Fine Foods, owned and operated by Bashas’ Family of Stores, operates 11 locations in Arizona and has been named one of the “Best Places to Work.” For more information, visit www.AJsFineFoods.com.

Since opening in 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of voices and perspectives, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of dance, music, theater, comedy and film from around the world.

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