Bridgestone Sponsors Safe Ride Home Program and Designated Driver Lounge at San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival(TM)

Bridgestone Sponsors Safe Ride Home Program and Designated Driver Lounge at San 
Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival(TM) 
The San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Partners With Bridgestone to
Bring Safe Ride Home Program and Designated Drive Lounge to the Grand
Tasting Event on Saturday, November 23 
SAN DIEGO, CA  -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/13 --  The San Diego Bay
Wine & Food Festivalâ„¢ is once again teaming up with Bridgestone for
its 10-year anniversary event. Bridgestone is set to host the
Bridgestone Safe Ride Home Program at this year's Grand Tasting
Event, taking place on Saturday, November 23. In addition to the Safe
Ride Home Program, Bridgestone is also the presenting sponsor of this
year's Designated Drivers Lounge, which features comfortable lounge
furniture and non-alcoholic beverages for guests who are looking to
take a break from alcohol, said Michelle Metter, the Festival's
co-producer. 
"Each year, the goal of the food and wine festival is to provide the
best possible experience to all of our attendees," said Metter. "Our
partnership with Bridgestone enables us to cater to the needs of both
designated drivers and fans of the event enjoying our extensive
roster of wineries and spirit purveyors. We are grateful that
Bridgestone understands the importance of offering an alcohol-free
solution for our designated drivers, as well as a responsible
transportation option to the guests who would like to take advantage
of a safe ride home." 
For this year's Bridgestone Safe Ride Home Program, Bridgestone is
sponsoring a $15 discount for new Uber users' first Uber ride on the
day of the Grand Tasting Event. Existing users of Uber qualify for a
$10 discount on the day of the Grand Tasting Event. 
In addition to the Designated Drivers Lounge and Safe Ride Home
Program, Bridgestone is showcasing its Consumer Interactive Tire
Experience on-site during the Grand Tasting Event. Some highlights of
the Bridgestone Consumer Interactive Tire Experience include: The
Bridgestone Ultimate Journey Sweepstakes, Bridgestone Fastest Lap
Competition, Performance Testimonial Booth, The Tire Advisor, and
interactive tire kiosks. There will be five opportunities for guests
to enter the sweepstakes for The Bridgestone Ultimate Journey
customized vacation, valued at over $5
,000. Bridgestone
representatives will also be available to help guests find the
perfect Bridgestone tire to fit each consumers' driving needs. 
Designated Driver tickets for the November 23 Grand Tasting Event
during the wine and food festival give ticket-holders access to all
the same gourmet food samples, from San Diego's Top Restaurants, as
normal ticket-holders. Ticket prices begin at $75 for general
admission at 12:00 p.m. and $100 for early entry at 11:00 a.m., with
the Festival concluding at 3:00 p.m. Grand Tasting Event tickets,
which give ticket-holders access to wine, beer, and spirits, begin at
$125 for general admission (in advance), $165 for early entry at
11:00 a.m. (in advance), and $200 for the VIP Experience presented by
Harrah's Rincon (in advance). 
For a full schedule of events and more information on the San Diego
Bay Wine and Food Festival, visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com. 
Bridgestone Corporation 
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world's
largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a
wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of
diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical
products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150
nations and territories around the world. 
SAN DIEGO BAY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL 
The 10th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival is an
international showcase of the world's premier wine and spirits
producers, chefs and culinary personalities, and gourmet foods. Held
November 18-24, 2013, the event benefits culinary arts and enology
scholarships awarded by The American Institute of Wine & Food and the
Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Over 200 wineries, breweries and spirit
companies, 70 of San Diego's top fine dining restaurants and 30
gourmet food companies participated in the 2012 Festival. For more
information visit www.sandiegowineclassic.com. Produced by World of
Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions. For more information
call 619-312-1212. 
Jessica Gago
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
619-312-1212
gago@fastforwardevents.com 
 
 
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