Here are a few upcoming wine tasting fundraisers in Columbus:
Wine Around the World
Thursday, April 26
The Young Professional Group of Columbus Cancer Clinic, a program of LifeCare Alliance presents the 9th annual Wine Around the World fundraiser on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30-8pm at The Bluestone. Select wines from different continents will be served by Vintage Wine Distributor, Inc. The event also features hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds from Wine Around the World support the Columbus Cancer Clinic, a program of LifeCare Alliance. The Columbus Cancer Clinic provides helping hands to those most in need in our community,assisting individuals and families affected by cancer and serving people wishing to be screened. The Clinic educates the public about cancer prevention and the benefits of early detection; offers affordable, accessable screening examinations, mammograms and tests; and provides home care support services. All clients can receive needed services, regardless of ability to pay. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.
Wine & Warbler Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 9
Grange Insurance Audubon Center is appealing to nature and wine enthusiasts with Wine & Warblers, a fundraiser to support Grange’s Columbus City Schools education programs. Guests will join Oprah Book of the Week winner, author Julie Zickefoose, and Bird Watcher’s Digest editor, Bill Thompson III, for a night of guided bird walks and wines paired with hors d’oeuvres and chocolate. The event is scheduled from 5:30–9pm on May 9. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased at the Audubon Center nature store, online or at the door. A limited number of Top Flight tickets ($250) are available for wine aficionados who want to sample exclusive wines from the private collections of local business leaders, including Ron Pizzuti, Chuck Penzone, Larry Liebert and Roger Gentile.
Taste of Dine Originals
Thursday, May 10
Taste of Dine Originals offers tastings from 50 regional restaurants, 30 vineyards, 2 craft breweries, and a couple of micro distilleries. The silent auction features cooking lessons, private dinners, special events, works of art and rare bottles of wine. This year’s event will be held on May 10 from 6-9:30pm at Capital University’s Capital Center. Tickets are $100 – proceeds are shared by Dine Originals Columbus and The Buckeye Ranch, which offers mental health treatment and alcohol and drug services for children. Dine Originals Columbus celebrates, supports and promotes the culinary diversity that locally owned and operated member restaurants contribute to the identity and culture of our city. The Buckeye Ranch and Dine Originals both support this community and strive, each in their own manner, to make Central Ohio a better place for everyone.