Last week’s Summer Tasting Soirée was a big hit with the many AHK supporters who are also wine aficionados. We raised over $34,000 for AHK while being treated to an amazing variety of excellent wines thanks to Anthony Minne from Plum Market, Peter Schwarzbach from Vin Chicago and WTSO. Thanks to Anthony we also had some of Chicago’s finest Sommeliers to help unlock the mysteries of wine tasting to the newbies attending, as well as enhancing the experience for those in the know.

As if that wasn’t enough, the writer/director and producer of the highly acclaimed documentary series SOMM were our hosts for the evening. Jason Wise and Christina Wise were incredibly generous with their time and made our Soirée a night to remember.

Huge thank you to the 150 very generous attendees that joined us for the evening at Blue Plates gorgeous Larkin Hall event space in the West Loop, and loads of thanks to our amazing Soiree Committee – Karin Prangley, Julia Chappell, Michelle Baker, Bregan Herrold, Eileen Rainey, Jen Horsley, Marita Sullivan, Sophia Worden, Susan J. Schwartz and Sarah Tromans who put on a fabulous event.

We were thrilled to have Corboy & Demetrio, CIBC, Brown Brother Harriman and Sullivan Reporting sponsor the event as well as all the in-kind support from Southwest Airlines, Wittefini, Beam Suntory, Blue Plate, Wine ‘Til Sold Out, Paul Hobbs Winery, the Winebow Group, Vin Chicago, Plum Market, Willamette Valley Wine and Coopers Hawk.

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