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Indulgence Plans Unique Valentine's Day Party


Indulgence, Cedar Falls' Main street wine bar and café, has big plans for a Valentine's Day wine tasting event. 

The twist?  The tasting is for those people without a loved one by their side this coming Valentine's Day.  Dubbed ValenWINE, the event is designed to give lonely people a chance to get out and have fun during the holiday weekend.  The tasting will take place Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 7:30pm until 9:30pm.  The event is by reservation only and will cost $25.

According to Indulgence owner Marty Hansen, "Valentine's Day is obviously tied more closely to couples.  However, the day can make someone without a loved one feel even more lonely.  We decided that it would be a great idea to feature a Valentine's Day event that made those people feel special."

Hansen stresses that one does not necessarily have to be single to attend the event.  "We already had an inquiry from a married mother of two.  Her husband is serving in our Armed Forces in Afghanistan and she wants something to take her mind off the fact that they will not be together for Valentine's Day.  As we explained to her, the event is really for the lonely – whether you are alone by choice or circumstance doesn't matter to us."

The event will feature over 20 wines for tasting.  Featured wines include Rosa Regale, a sweet red sparkling dessert wine, Slingshot Cabernet Sauvignon, Inkberry Shiraz, and Beringer 3rd Century Pinot Noir.  Appetizers including Italian meatballs, stuffed olives, roast beef canapés, fresh fruits, vegetables, chocolates, and cheeses will be on hand.  "All of those in attendance will receive one of the shop's coveted chocolate covered-strawberries," said Hansen. 

Indulgence is located at 305 Main Street, downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa.  The shop, which opened in 2003, operates a wine bar and café featuring wine by the glass or bottle.  Bottled wines and beers are also available for takeout purchase.  Indulgence offers a large selection of chocolates as well.  The store is owned by UNI professor Marty Hansen and is managed by Eric Christensen.  Parties interested in attending the event are asked to call Indulgence at 319-266-6109.

Online Reporter:  Ron Steele

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