22nd Annual Sip Around the World Wine Tasting Uncorks the Fun November 4 at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park

September 29, 2016


Contact:          Patrick Collins




22nd Annual Sip Around the World Wine Tasting Uncorks the Fun November 4 at the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park


Presented by Athens Distributing, all proceeds from this event benefit the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee


Memphis, Tenn., September 29, 2016 – The 22nd Annual Sip Around the World Wine Tasting, one of the largest wine tastings in the state of Tennessee, will be held Friday, November 4, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the new FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park. This popular event attracts more than 1,200 guests annually. Fine wines, music, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction will be part of this festive evening. Tickets are $100 in advance and $125 the day of the event. Tickets are available at www.siparoundtheworld.com or on Eventbrite at this link http://bit.ly/Sip2016.


“For 22 years, Sip Around the World has been the premier fundraising and awareness event for the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee,” says Johnny Aaron, president of Athens Distributing. “It is one of the largest wine tasting events in the state of Tennessee and Athens Distributing is honored to partner with so many outstanding organizations to bring this event to the Mid-South once again.”


Guests will taste more than 250 wines from over 100 wineries located in some of the most sought after and emerging wine regions in the world, including California, Oregon, Italy, Argentina, Spain and more.


For an additional cost of $75 there will be a VIP lounge themed as Bubbles and Bordeaux which is assured to be one of the highlights of the event. Guests will be able to discover and taste some of the most highly-rated, rare, vintage red and white wines on the market along with luxury champagnes. Guests will also have tasty hors d’oeuvres exclusively paired by a signature Chef to enhance the vintage wines. Please note: VIP Tent tickets are not sold separately. Wine Tasting tickets must be purchased in order to purchase tickets to these special tents.


Community-minded volunteers interested in helping make this year’s event a huge success are asked to sign up at http://bit.ly/2bjKdaw.


Sip Around the World can be found online:


The National Kidney Foundation can be found online:



About the National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.



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