Fine wine at For the Love of Wine
It was another elegant evening of romance, jazz and wine, with a little bit of chocolate and cheese thrown in at the 9th annual For the Love of Wine Valentine Event on Friday!
The evening began with an interesting and informative (not to mention delicious) sampling of Amarone wine in the West Block VIP Wine Tasting reception, led by sommelier Juanita Roos from Color de Vino. For an added treat, guests got to sample charcuterie generously provided by The Almanac while sipping five different Amarone wines and prosecco.
The main event kicked off with Sandro Dominelli’s jazz trio, hundreds of wines for tasting, elegant food just waiting to be sampled, and a silent auction filled with exclusive culinary experiences, jewelry, art and other treasures. For a sweet treat, there were decadent cookies provided by Cookie Love, which were delicious when dunked in the chocolate fountain! Thank you to Katherine from Elegant Touches for adding the sweet elegant décor touches to our evening!
It was an amazing evening filled with old friends and new, and we are so grateful for everyone who came out to support Kids Kottage at this event, as well as the main sponsors – Color de Vino, Lexus of Edmonton, Global Edmonton, Genworth Canada, the DoubleTree by Hilton, West Block, Production World, Amplomedia and Sandro Dominelli.
The evening also would not have been possible without our in kind and auction donors, Cookie Love, Sobeys Newcastle, Snow Valley, the Edmonton Ice Castles, Solstice, Silken Savvy, Packrat Louie, Normand’s, Elegant Touches, Cibo Bistro, Homefire, Ernest’s at NAIT, Bon Ton Bakery, Guru, the Chateau Louis Hotel and Conference Centre, Omar Ammar, The Marc, Hardware Grill, the Blu Poppoe, the Chateau Louis Liquor Store, Wicked Wine Tours, Masterchocolate.com, Tzin, Sysco, Workshop Eatery, Iconoclast Coffee Roasters, Glass Monkey Gastropub, Marion Zerr, Christa and Scott Boyd, The Almanac, Flynn Group of Companies, Bin 104, Dr. Collin Lywood, The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Vinok World Dance, Mammoet, Relax & Renew Spa, and Vivo Ristorante.
Thank you to our committee, our volunteers, the wine agents who always so generously support our cause, and everyone who bought a ticket, participated in the auction, and supported us in our on-going efforts to keep Edmonton-area kids safe.
We couldn’t do it without you.