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In Advocation of Box Wine

Successful Share Our Strength and 20/20 Fundraisers

So not to really toot my own horn, but I'm very happy that I pulled off two large fund-raisers in the past week.

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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

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Steve from Wicked Wines and Lisa from Caiola's

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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. 

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