Share Our Strength at Evengeline
First, on Wednesday the 14; Bastille Day, I helped host an open house and wine dinner at Restaurant Evangeline to Benefit Share Our Strength. The restaurant was sold out, to the point that I had to hurriedly eat my courses standing behind the bar whenever I could catch a moment. I had a great time talking to all the people who came and the food really paired beautifully with my French wines. I had taken the opportunity to bring out some less mainstream, rarer French wines. I want to thank everyone who came out and collectively helped fight childhood hunger. Thank You!
20/20 Wine Tasting to benefit Ingraham Youth Alternatives Spiral Arts program
Steve from Wicked Wines and Lisa from Caiola's
Scot from Davine didn't believe my Cahors was a bit cinnamony.
On Sunday the 18 I, along with Tabitha from Crush, Scot from Davine, and Steve from Wicked hosted the third 20/20 charity wine tasting on Caiola's back patio. It was gorgeous weather and holding the tasting outside shaded by a big old maple allowed us to really take advantage of it. We showcased 20 unusual wines from southern France and also managed to raise over $1100 for Ingraham's Spiral Arts program which focuses on engaging the elderly.
I had a great time at both these events and will try to do more charities in the near future. If you haven't already attended one you should consider it; events like this are more in depth and are a better way to experience and learn about wines than the quick free tastings that shops do each month.