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Viejas breaks Guinness World Record for largest champagne tasting

14 September 2015

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Viejas Casino & Resort, in celebration of its 24th anniversary, has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest champagne tasting.

“Continuing in our tradition of celebrating important landmarks in our growth, Viejas has once again set a new world record,” said Viejas Tribal Chairman Robert Welch. “Sharing this achievement with some of our many loyal guests of the past 24 years reasserts the foundation of what Viejas provides best for San Diego and beyond –– unmatched entertainment.”

More than 620 Viejas guests and team members joined in the tasting of three exquisite champagnes, led by noted sommelier Mike Hoagland, Champagne Specialist for Moet Hennessey. Three champagnes were specially selected for this event: Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Veuve Clicquot Rose and Dom Perignon, Vintage 2004. Guests and team members gathered around the Viejas Hotel pool at 8 p.m. and received tasting notes and historical perspective from Mr. Hoagland, while enjoying samples of each champagne. Breaking this world record was the crowning event in an evening filled with entertainment for Viejas guests.

Chris Kelley, General Manager of Viejas, remarked on the occasion, “This anniversary celebration highlights our commitment to deliver the best experience possible for our guests through a team that is capable of rewriting the record books.”

Viejas began in 1991 as a standalone bingo parlor and has since grown into a AAA Four Diamond resort. In late October of this year, Viejas will celebrate the grand opening of its second luxury hotel tower.

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