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Winter WINEderland Collects Winter Wear to Warm Up Local Veterans

The Wine Pub to host pop-up boutique for one-stop holiday shopping

San Diego CA— For most San Diegans, winter means coffee stouts, stylish jackets and curling up near decorative fireplaces. To nearly 2,000 homeless veterans, winter takes on a different, more threatening meaning.

On Sunday, December 6 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Wine Pub presents Winter WINEderland, a one-stop shop for holiday giving and gift buying. The event will host a pop-up boutique of four local vendors on its outdoor patio alongside twinkling lights and a cozy fire pit. To spread community compassion, The Wine Pub encourages guests to bring gently used jackets, sweaters and blankets to benefit Veterans Village of San Diego, a nonprofit that assists nearly 2,000 homeless veterans, including men and women who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This spring we collected more than 50 pounds of clothing for Father Joe’s Villages with a similar patio pop-up-and-shop event,” says The Wine Pub Owner Sandy Hanshaw. “These events give our community the opportunity to shop local, give back and enjoy everything our local restaurant has to offer. We hope Winter WINEderland warms both tummies and hearts.”

Sippers and shoppers will have the opportunity to browse some of the neighborhood’s favorite boutiques without putting down their sparkling wine, including:

  • Teeter: Modern, hand-crafted home and lifestyle boutique
  • Point Loma Gifts: Family-owned online gift boutique
  • Meg Tyndall Design: Locally sourced clothing, jewelry and accessories
  • Concordia: A garden and gifts shop

No tickets are required for Winter WINEderland, but donations are encouraged. The Wine Pub will offer a half-priced glass of sparkling wine for anyone who brings gently used winter wear on December 6.

For more information on The Wine Pub and other community events, please visit www.thewinepubsd.com.