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Holiday Party and Update

From: Paula
Sent on: Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:17 PM

Dear Fellow Oenophiles,


As the Organizer of the Charlotte Wine Appreciation Meet-Up, I wanted to wish you a Happy Holidays and give you an update on our group. It was a difficult year for me with family deaths and unemployment, so I am very sorry that I have not been able to meet a lot of you, nor attend many of our Friday night Cru events.  Things are now looking brighter  . . .


With that said, what better chance is there for us to get acquainted than to throw a Holiday Party! Please join me at Vivace on Wednesday evening, December 19th beginning at 5:30 (please check the calendar for the event). We will enjoy libations and $5 hors d’oeuvres, and let’s use the opportunity to give to others too!  I will be collecting donations for The Sandbox – they are in need of food, gas, Target, and Walmart gift cards.  The Sandbox ( locks arms with the community to walk with families whose children have cancer or life-altering illnesses. Their goal is to help patients and their families during the most tumultuous times of their lives so they can focus on the most important factors: Believing and Healing. Holiday time is so difficult for these families and your help will be tremendously appreciated!


In 2013 there will be more events for wine tasting and socializing in different areas of the city; as well as a focus on education. I will provide insider knowledge on two National wine groups that I plan to introduce to Charlotte in the first quarter of the new year – The American Wine Society and Women for Winesense (please note – this is NOT just for women!)  I participated in both of these in groups in upstate NY and can’t wait to get them going here!


We’ll have so many more opportunities to explore and discover wines and make new friends!  I am also reaching out to you for ideas and suggestions  - what would YOU like to learn, where would you like to go?  Let’s embrace the world of wine together!! Please private message me any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, and/or comments  you may have.  Also if you are interested in hosting or co-organizing an event, let me know.   As we begin to fill our calendar, I’ll need your help!  I am also looking for Sponsors for our group.  If you or your business is interested in sponsoring us in the future, please contact me! Sponsors will help to keep our meet-up free!


On a final note, I want to give a big shout out to Larry Gast for all he’s done this past year to help keep our group going. As well as a big thank you to all of you for your continued participation and support!  See you on the 19th!!  (Don’t forget to sign up on the event page!)



Paula Mamuscia

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