Rock the Grape

Five years in business together and going strong, Sonny Barton and co-founder, sommelier Chris Hammond, once again hosted their annual Wine Amplified Festival. The Sept. 25 party at Mandalay Bay Beach drew more than 600 guests for wine, food samplings and the music of Third Eye Blind. Under a full moon, dozens of wineries offered nearly 150 selections. Other serving stops provided Ethel’s Chocolate, bites from RM Seafood and Fiji Water.