Upcoming Wine Tasting Fundraisers

Written by on April 25, 2012 in Events, Wine - 1 Comment

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Drinking is much more fun and justifiable when your imbibing dollars are going to a good cause.

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.

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One Comment on "Upcoming Wine Tasting Fundraisers"

  1. Amanda May 8, 2012 at 9:46 AM · Reply

    The Short North Stage is holding a fundraiser this Thursday (May 10) at Wine on High. Details below:

    You are cordially invited to join Short North Stage at Wine on High for a spirited fund raising event! Short North Stage board members Lisa Radigan and Becca Shapiro host this special event!

    Wine on High will offer special wine and beer flights for $20, and 10% of all bar sales (full bar available) and 5% of all retail sales will go to Short North Stage. Shapiro, who also owns Wine on High with her husband Josh, explains, “It’s going to be a lot of fun, and seemed very appropriate to enjoy wine and spirits as we toast to the new season.”

    Raffle drawings at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm with all proceeds going to Short North Stage ($5/ticket, $12 for 3 tickets). No advance purchase necessary, simply show up and enjoy!

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