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Marketplace Merchants Announced for WSRE's Sip-Sational "Wine, Women & Shoes"

Pensacola, Fla. — WSRE is proud to announce our 2012 Marketplace Merchants for WSRE’s annual Destin Wine and Food event, March 2-4, this year in partnership with Wine, Women & Shoes®.

Marketplace Merchants will be showcasing designer shoes, jewelry and other show-stopping accessories, gifts and merchandise during Sunday’s signature event held March 4 at The Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort. Be dazzled by shopping, wine and food tasting, a fabulous fashion show and the Wine, Women & Shoes® Sole Mates!

This year’s Marketplace Merchants include Joy Jewelers, Diana Kelley Shoes, Bakana, Susan Campbell Jewelry, ADORN by Samouce, Sunset Lifestyles, Lisa Mackey Designs, Lee Tracy, The Market, Mainly Shoes, Kiki Risa, Wine World, Sarah Carolyn Jewelry, Ben Falchi and Artemis Boots.

The annual Destin Wine and Food event raises funds to support local PBS television station WSRE’s mission to open doors to a larger world with quality programming and educational outreach services for every person on the Gulf Coast who desires to be more educated, informed and entertained.

The “Wine, Women & Shoes” weekend kicks off on Friday, March 2 with three exclusive Patron Dinners — intimate dinners featuring world-class wines and a private chef, all held in some of Destin’s most beautiful residences. Limited tickets are available for the Patron Dinners and are $250 per person. Continue the excitement on Saturday, March 3 with the 4th Annual WSRE “Recipe for Success” Wine Dinner and Live Auction complete with wine stroll, gourmet dinner and a live auction with “over the top” items held at the Emerald Grande Ballroom. Each dinner course will be paired with top level wines provided by Republic National Distributors. Limited tickets are available and are $150 per person. Then unwind on Sunday, March 4 at the Wine, Women & Shoes Signature Event at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Magnolia Ballroom. Enjoy a wine tasting, shopping market of designer shoes and accessories, a silent auction and a glamorous fashion show. Tickets for Sunday’s Signature Event are $65 each. A Grand Weekend Package which includes two tickets to each of the three events is available for $800. In addition, special event room packages are available from the Emerald Grande and the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

This new, entertaining and exciting weekend of events full of indulgence and delight await you. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (850) 484-1054 during business hours.

Event chairs are Demetria McNeese, Sandy Sims and Elaine Tucker. To inquire about sponsorship or to become a shopping market retailer, call (850) 585-7294.

WSRE’s Wine, Women & Shoes weekend is sponsored in part by: AT&T – The Real Yellow Pages, Bella Magazine/Pensacola News Journal, Wine World, Cox Communications, Dlux Printing & Publishing, The Emerald Grande, Gulf Power Co., McNeese Title LLC, Republic National Distributing, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and WEAR/WFGX.

About Wine, Women & Shoes
Wine, Women & Shoes is the fastest-growing charity event series created by women for women in the U.S. Wine, Women & Shoes fundraisers create an opportunity for partnerships between charities, wineries, shoe and accessory retailers, corporate sponsors and women in the community. They have held events in over 25 cities across the county and to date have raised over $9 million for various causes. More information is available at

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit


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