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Corning's Gaffer District Announces 2014 Drink Responsibly Designated Driver Appreciation Program

Corning, NY - Corning's Gaffer District is excited to announce the Drink Responsibly Designated Driver appreciation program sponsored by Bottles & Corks. This program will be featured during the first Wine & Beer Tasting event of the 2014 season as a part of Cabin Fever, Friday, February 28, 2014 from 5-8pm. Select businesses in the Gaffer District will offer free non-alcoholic drinks and other tokens of appreciation to designated drivers during our wine and craft beer tasting events this year.

Mary Beth Grimaldi-Maxa, owner of Bottles & Corks, 130 W. Market Street, shares, "Wine and beer tasting events in the Gaffer District have always been extremely fun, and highly anticipated. We want the fun to continue, and that includes celebrating the often quiet heroes of the night – our designated drivers. Bottles & Corks is proud to be serving our thriving community for over 20 years now, and we're honored to part of an event that adds to the longevity and success of the Gaffer District."

Executive Director of Corning's Gaffer District, Coleen Fabrizi states, "We are very pleased to partner with Bottles & Corks, to present the newly created 2014 Drink Responsibly - Designated Driver Appreciation Program. Adding this feature will be a very positive addition to our already successful tasting events."

Cabin Fever will feature tastings of both craft beer and award-winning wines from New York's Finger Lakes Region. The cost to participate is $15 per person and includes collectible wine and novelty beer glasses along with unlimited tastings throughout the district. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase a variety of Mardi Gras-themed merchandise at check-in.

Participants may check in beginning at 5pm at one of three check-in locations: The Information Center of Corning, One W. Market St.; Radisson Hotel Corning, 125 Denison Pkwy. E.; and Lando's Hotel and Lounge, 41 Bridge St. During the event a complimentary shuttle is available for participants; pick up and drop off locations are in front of Lando's, in front of Tony R's, and at the corner of Market St. and the north side of Wall St. Shuttles run from 5-8:30pm. All participants for Cabin Fever must be 21 years or older. Picture identification is required at checkpoints.

Guests wishing to purchase pre-sale tickets may do so at The Information Center of Corning, One W. Market St. Avoid the long check-in lines and get your tickets today! For more information or to reserve tickets, please call (607) 962-8997.

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