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Sparkling Wine and Way to Help Haiti

Happy New Year Winos!

As promised, this month we are doing a Sparkling Wine Tasting, so toss out the red, and toss out the’s all about sparkling tonight! About the Wine
We'll be pouring 4 sparkling wines (in generous quantities) from different parts of the world and representing different styles – dry and sweet, red and white, old world and new world. We'll have a Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco, French white, and sparkling red. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of sparkling wines – how they are made, typical characteristics, and the distinctions between champagne and other sparkling wines from different countries. Snacks and desserts will be provided.

Helping Haiti one Pie at a Time
As a special treat, we'll be teaming up with fellow Wino Shannon Ng who recently started a company called Purpose Pies. Purpose Pies exists to bring western pies to Hong Kong mouths in order to eliminate hunger, one pie at a time. Sparkling Wines go great with dessert so Shannon will be preparing 2-3 different kinds of pies for us all that will go well with the sparklers. In addition, between now and Chinese New Year, 100% of all proceeds from the purchase of her pies will go directly towards helping relief efforts in Haiti.

Cost: HKD $250 - As most of you know, we are always trying to keep these events very affordable and I know this is higher than we normally charge. However, we had to raise the cost a bit this time for two reasons. 1. People have been requesting more food, so we want to make sure there is enough. 2. Sparkling wines are more expensive than many of the still wines that we normally pour. Don't worry though - you will get your money's worth, and next time the price will go back down to the normal range.

Looking forward to sharing some sparkling wine and pie with all of you on Jan 28!

Happy Swirling!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent idea!

    January 29, 2010

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