Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $15, you get one ticket to the South Central Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers' Wine and Design event (a $25 value for advance tickets; a $30 value at the door). Wine and Design will be held at Next Level Events on Thursday, April 28, beginning at 6 p.m.
Cocktail-event dressed guests can munch on included hors d'oeuvres and sip wine as their eyes feast upon a fashion show as well as displays of up-and-coming interior-design offerings from local designers and vendors. The checkered floors of the Genesis III room will start filling up with feet at 6 p.m. as DJed music distributed by Alice 107.7's Pool Boy fills the elegant space. In keeping with the Runway Edition theme for the evening, models adorned with interior-design materials will pace across the catwalk like your college dorm bean-bag chair in its manic search for positive feng shui.
A team of well-seasoned sommeliers will offer wine tastings that complement heavy helpings of hors d'oeuvres from Italian, Greek, and Californian cuisines. Beer and cocktails will also be available for purchase at a cash bar. Throughout the night, door prizes will be awarded to the most expert threshold crossers. Event proceeds benefit Our House, Inc., an organization that finds shelter for homeless families.