SOMMX Kanye West’s Music Interpreted Through Spanish Wine (Press Release)

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SOMMX returns wine to its rightful place: the center of the celebration

Presented by I Like This Grape, SOMMX is a special, limited-admission event celebrates wine as a primal partner in the pleasures of today’s multifaceted life.

Too often these days, wine can be unrelatable. It can seem like an elite pastime: a quasi-holy libation swirled and sipped by experts and deep-pocketed aficionados in reverent, church-like settings that admit only a privileged few. That’s about to change.

On April 12, 100 people will take a guided journey through wine, art, music and fine cuisine. In a seductive Laguna Beach setting that combines elements of an elegant restaurant, an art gallery and a suave European residential retreat, a five-course tasting menu will be paired with five Spanish wines curated by Amelia Singer, celebrity sommelier and host of The Wine Show on Britain’s ITV and streaming on Hulu.


Five of Kanye West’s songs will be interpreted in innovative ways by gifted local musicians, and five original paintings, created and themed exclusively for the occasion by visionary Laguna Beach artist Kathy Lajvardi, will be unveiled over the course of the evening. Singer – a lively, witty and knowledgeable bon vivant – narrates and hosts the event.

I Like This Grape is a new media entity devoted to the celebration of wine as part of the panoply of world culture, and by “culture” we mean Kanye as well as Kabalevsky, Tarantino as well as Tolstoy, the cave paintings of Lascaux as well as the provocative installations of Christo. As SOMMX amply demonstrates, ILTG exists to liberate wine from its high-toned prison and bring it back into the wider world where it belongs.

Special thanks to our generous sponsors: OC Register, Coast Magazine, and Sterling BMW

Where: 1220 North Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA
When: April 12, 2018. 7pm.
How much: $125/person
Tickets: 100 spaces allotted

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