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Wine Tasting for Four-Legged Friends

The Meritage Wine Market located in Encinitas is hosting a special benefit for the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA on Thursday, July 10th. Guests will be offered complimentary wine tasting in exchange for purchasing a bottle of wine rated 90 or more points by Wine Spectator. Ranging from $35 a bottle and above, the purchase will be donated to the San Diego Humane Society & SPCA to be auctioned off at their premier wine auction and raffle as part of their 28th Annual Fur Ball Gala. The wine tasting begins at 6:00 p.m. and continues to 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required by Thursday, July 3rd and can be submitted by phone at at 619-243-3408 or via email at events@sdhumane.org.

Since opening in 2002, Meritage Wine Market is haled as one of San Diego's top wine markets known for their friendly service, merry atmosphere, and extensive knowledge of wine and vintages covering the vast range of price points. Community involvement is a key stone to the market's mission statement, regularly participating and assisting in donations to a variety of charitable events. Directions to the market can be found on the San Diego Humane Society's website.

The San Diego Humane Society & SPCA's 28th Annual Fur Ball Gala is a full masquerade taking place on Saturday, August 16th. Pet parents and pets join together to recognize and raise crucial funds for the organization's many programs and services. The organization provides exemplary support in sheltering and adopting animals. They regularly assist in rescue missions during emergency situations as well as investigate cases of animal cruelty. The San Diego Humane Society also takes it upon themselves to provide educational workshops and training to adults and children looking to become new pet parents. Ticket prices to this year's gala vary.