DESTIN, FL, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
(DCWAF) will host the 2011 Tasting of Champions on Friday, January 21st
from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Royal Ballroom at The Palms of Destin Resort
& Conference Center.
This wine walkabout and tasting event previews the 600 entries in the
popular Sandestin Wine Festival this April, including medal winners in
over 60 categories, and hors d' oeuvres prepared to enhance these
"This event is perfect for those wanting to learn more about wine," said
event coordinator, Lauren Magli. "The wines are organized by varietals,
making comparing and contrasting fun and simple"
The evening of great wine and food features live jazz music by the Sean Dietrich Trio. Guests will get a preview of the Foundation's largest event, Wine
and Dine in Paradise, which takes place April 29-30.
New to the Tasting of Champions event, there will be a special auction
of Domaine Serene large format wines. Wine and Dine in Paradise's 2011 honorary
chairpersons, Ken and Grace Evenstad of Domaine Serene, have donated
three 3 liter bottles of their rarest and most prestigious wine, the
2005 Monogram Pinot Noir.
"Only 17 three liter bottles of this extraordinary wine were produced
and Tasting of Champions attendees will have the chance to bid on three
of them," says Todd Vucovich, DCWAF Executive Director.
Winning bidders will also receive a specially etched Riedel magnum
decanter and Riedel stemware courtesy of Domaine Serene.
Tickets are $50 each, and can be purchased at www.dcwaf.org. Check the
Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation Facebook fan page a chance to
win free Tasting of Champions tickets.
Since 2005, the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation has worked to
incorporate the best elements of the Emerald Coast's culture into the
act of raising money for children in need through superb wine and food
events. After only five years of fundraising the organization has
raised nearly $4 million impacting the lives of countless children and
solidifying its place on the map as one of the most successful
non-profit organizations in the Southeast. Visit www.DCWAF.org for information.
SOURCE Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation
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