Drink up California by the Glass! California Pizza Kitchen Celebrates California Wine Month with Wine & Sangria Flights, Wine Country Sweepstakes

To celebrate, guests can enter CPK’s Wine Personality Sweepstakes for
the chance to win a wine trip for two to Napa Valley, California

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A taste of California’s world-renowned wines is as close as a trip to
your nearest California Pizza Kitchen. From now until September 27, California
Pizza Kitchen
(CPK), the authority in creative dining with a
California vibe, is celebrating California Wine Month with deliciously
creative wine and hand-crafted sangria flights on offer and a chance for
guests to enter to win an unforgettable trip for two to the heart of
California wine country in Napa Valley.


The wine flight features a trio of California-favorite wines from Napa
and Sonoma Valley-based makers Francis Ford Coppola, Buena Vista and
Apothic. CPK’s California-inspired sangria flight features three, fresh
and flavorful hand-crafted sangrias made with premium California wines,
spirits, fresh fruits and herbs, including Orchard, Red-Berry and the
new Beehive Sangria.

“California is not only famous for its sunshine and beaches but also for
its wine! In fact, California is the fourth largest wine producer in the
world after Italy, France and Spain, and 85 percent of the nation’s wine
is harvested and produced in California,” said Ashley Ceraolo, SVP of
Marketing at California Pizza Kitchen. “With that in mind, we want to
bring a taste of California wines to our guests throughout the country
in honor of California Wine Month this September.”

Ceraolo knows her wine. She was recently named one of Wine
Enthusiast
‘s 40 under 40 Tastemakers for 2016
, a list comprising
the most influential sommeliers, innovative winemakers and creative
tastemakers who determine what consumers drink. She is also a certified
Level 1 Sommelier. With a background in food and beverage marketing that
spans over two decades, Ceraolo manages the selection of CPK’s
innovative hand-crafted cocktails, wines and beers.

“We’re encouraging our guests to familiarize themselves with California
wines through our wine flight that features three 3oz pours of Francis
Ford Coppola’s tropical Bianco Pinot Grigio, Buena Vista’s floral Pinot
Noir, and Apothic’s smooth and fruity Red Blend. The flight is
accompanied by a fun yet educational handout that explains the four S’s
of wine tasting – see, swirl, sniff and sip,” continued Ceraolo. “For
sangria fans, we’re offering a creative, California-inspired sangria
flight featuring our Red-Berry and Orchard Sangrias, as well as the new
Beehive Sangria, which is a sweet blend of Francis Ford Coppola Bianco
Pinot Grigio, Cointreau, Monin Lavender, strawberry purée, honey and
lemon.”

What’s your wine personality? California Wine Country Sweepstakes

No matter which flight guests choose at CPK during California Wine
Month, the fun doesn’t stop there. Guests can go online at www.cpk.com/WineMonth
and take a quiz to learn which wine region best fits their personality.
Once guests discover their wine personality, they can enter for a chance
to win a trip for two to Napa Valley, Calif. The winner will receive
airfare, a two-night stay, a $500 AMEX gift card, and winery tours to
Buena Vista, Coppola and William Hill wineries. Visit www.cpk.com/WineMonth
for rules and restrictions.

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(#NEWCPK), Instagram at @californiapizzakitchen
and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiapizzakitchen.
Download CPK’s Pizza Dough® Rewards app for iTunes
and Android
and check in to begin earning rewards for dining creatively.

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About California Pizza Kitchen

In 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) opened its first restaurant in
Beverly Hills and introduced diners to innovative California-style
pizza. Since then, CPK has become a global brand known for creative
California cuisine. Today, CPK is approaching 300 restaurants in 15
countries and 218 cities around the world. Dedicated to a unique dining
experience, CPK is now introducing its Next Chapter featuring reimagined
menus, open kitchens, and unique renovations in all restaurants across
the country. For more information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit cpk.com.

Contacts

Toni Leigh
California Pizza Kitchen Public Relations
cpkmedia@cpk.com
or
Melissa
Penn
Coast Public Relations
melissa@coastprgroup.com