A World-Class Festival in a World-Class Museum

 The San Diego Spirits Festival, a world-class cocktail and cultural event, is shaking things up for its 13th year with a move to the newly-renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD). San Diego’s annual spirits extravaganza will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25, featuring unlimited cocktails from over 60 brands, live music and entertainment, access to MCASD’s galleries and more.

“This event has grown exponentially through a community of craft cocktail and premium spirits lovers, and this year, we look forward to taking the San Diego Spirits Festival upmarket to La Jolla in this world-class museum,” said Liz Edwards, owner and founder of the San Diego Spirits Festival. “We’re creating an experience-driven event completely unique to the community, where guests can be inspired by exceptional cocktails and spirits, exquisite art and spectacular views.”

This incredible new setting will take So Cal’s favorite spirits festival to new heights, where art, bespoke spirits brands and cocktails will come together for a stellar two-day experience. San Diego Spirits Festival’s move from downtown San Diego to La Jolla will build on the event’s loyal following while attracting a new audience within La Jolla and adding new layers to the world-class event.

The San Diego Spirits Festival offers an upscale event that appeals to everyone from novice cocktail lovers and fashionistas to experienced mixology professionals and restaurateurs. Spirits and art enthusiasts will explore the world of whiskey, bourbon, tequila, rum, gin, vodka and other fine spirits, plus ready-to-drink beverages including seltzers, canned cocktails and more.

Recently opened after a two-year, $200 million renovation, MCASD is comprised of both indoor and outdoor spaces, offering panoramic views of the La Jolla coast throughout. The festival will take place on multiple levels of the museum, with the full exhibition from its galleries on display.

Festival hours will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Tickets will start at $85. More information about the festival can be found on the website at www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com.

About The San Diego Spirits Festival

The San Diego Spirits Festival is an annual world-class event where cocktails, culture and art come together for a stellar two-day experience fueled by top spirits, bespoke cocktail brands in an exceptional venue. San Diego Spirits Festival distills the essence of the luxury craft cocktail and liquor market into a signature event; the creativity and design of the event space invites guests to be amongst world renowned brands and boutique distillers. The festival is shaking things up for its 13th year in 2022 with a move to the newly-renovated Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla (MCASD). San Diego’s annual spirits extravaganza will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25.

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World-Class Transaction Liability Broker Andrew Pelzer Joins Newfront’s Private Equity Group

 Newfront, the tech-driven insurance brokerage based in San Francisco, announced that world-class Transaction Liability broker Andrew Pelzer has joined its Private Equity Group (PEG). The Private Equity Group, led by Ted Dobos, is an extension of private equity deal teams that leverages Newfront’s advanced analytics technology, delivers superior service, and drives rapid actionable insights to maximize deal value.

Andrew has more than a decade of experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on Reps & Warranties and Tax insurance.

“Andrew is well-known within the industry for finding creative solutions for his clients, and we’re thrilled to bring his talents to Newfront,” said Ted. “As a former tax-attorney, Andrew is at ease grappling with complex legal issues and has a talent for crafting bespoke insurance strategies and solutions to address them; this capability is invaluable in best serving our clients.”

Prior to Newfront, Andrew held leadership roles at NFP and JLT Specialty USA. He also spent five years at legal services provider in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented Private Equity team at Newfront,” said Andrew, who is based in New York and will serve clients across the country. “The R&W insurance market hardened over the past year, making it critically important that brokers use any and all resources at their disposal, including technology, to combat unfavorable market pressures and create value for clients. Newfront’s industry leading technology platform, coupled with the Private Equity team’s exceptional technical resources and commitment to client-service and innovation, uniquely positions Newfront to address the complex needs of Private Equity.”

Newfront’s Private Equity Group, based in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York, includes senior experts from numerous brokerages including Aon and Marsh and is built to deliver superior, innovative solutions in the M&A insurance market.

About Newfront

Newfront is transforming the delivery of risk management, employee experience, insurance, and retirement solutions by building the modern insurance platform. Transparent data delivered real-time translates into a lower total cost of risk and greater insights. Newfront makes insurance work for you.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Newfront has offices throughout the country and is home to more than 750 employees who serve clients across the United States and globally.

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