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A Toast & Taste of Summer Benefit for JDRF of Northern Nevada

May 17, 2013


Atlantis and Encore Beverage give back to juvenile diabetes research

RENO, NV. – Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Encore Beverage will host the third annual A Toast & Taste of Summer, a wine and food expo to benefit the JDRF of Northern Nevada on Thursday, June 6 at 6p.m. Guests are sure to enjoy exquisite wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, a photography display and live entertainment.


All proceeds from this event will benefit JDRF of Northern Nevada. JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to deliver a continuous flow of life-changing therapies and, ultimately, a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) through the funding of research. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. Unrelated to diet or lifestyle, T1D causes a lifelong dependence on injected insulin and carries the constant threat of devastation and life-threatening complications. T1D affects up to 3,000,000 Americans with 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Help us give back to JDRF to ensure we can bring a cure home to our loved ones.


The cost to attend is $35 in advance, and $45 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Atlantis Gift Shop, local wine shops or by calling 775.824.4467. Atlantis is offering room rates at $59 to anyone who attends the event. Please call reservations at 800.723.6500 with group code STOAST3.


Confirmed wineries, microbreweries and spirits include: Ancien, BNA Wine Group, Black Kite Cellars, Breggo, Caraccioli, Carol Shelton, Chaucer’s Cellars, Cliff Lede, DeSante, Eagle Eye, Elyse, The Four Graces, Four Vines, Grace Patriot, Hahn Family, Handley Cellars, Laird Family, Mettler Family, Mi Sueno, Michael Sullberg, Miner Family, Nevada City, Opolo, Quilici, Revelry, Rocca, Smith & Hook, Schulz Cellars, Sineann, Small Vineyards Italian Imports, Twisted Oak, Vineyard 7&8, Yorba, Indian Wells, Joseph James, Tenaya Creek, Ruhlstaller, and locally imported Gera Vodka.


Confirmed restaurants include: Mirepoix USA (foie gras), Bistro Napa, The Cheeseboard, The Men’s Club, Wedge, Twisted Fork, The Grove, Beaujolais Bistro, The Grill, India Kabab & Curry, SunSett Bar & Grille at Somerset, The Gas Lamp, Longboard’s Bar & Grill, Jungle Vino, Bistro 7, Cosmopolitan Café and Whole Foods.


Photography by: Keoki Flagg, Cindy Gallagher, Chris Talbot and Martin Gollery.


Live entertainment by: Music styling by Reno group, the Tim Tucker Band. Tucker is the lead vocalist, whose melodies and rhythms can create a significant hypnotic mood; Boris Tavcar lays the drums to establish a strong beat, and Danny Clay Williams plays a 5 string bass, rounding out the strong rhythm.