We had a fantastic evening of wine tasting at Larkin Hall last week as we hosted our 6th annual summer event – the second one to showcase wine and wine tasting. Nearly 150 guest raised $25,000 of much needed funds for Almost Home Kids thanks in part to an amazing raffle with items from Paul Hobbs, Forth Wines, Daniel, Da Vero and the East Bank Club to name just a few.

Jenni Wagoner (Wine Director for Sepia & Proxi) served as our host and introduced us to 8 amazing sommeliers and wine professionals from some of Chicago’s top restaurants and wine retailers who helped describe the wines and enhance the tasting experience.

Our wonderful event committee led by Bregan Herrold and Julia Chappell organized an impressive raffle, excellent beer and wine at the bar and a sumptuous display of heavy apps from Blue Plate catering to make the evening event even more enjoyable.

Special thanks to CIBC, Maverick Wines, Vin Chicago, Plum Market, Wine ’till Sold Out and Revolution Brewing for their sponsorship and support and to Cassandra Sakai (The Girl and the Goat), Jamel Freeman (Bellemore), Jim Bube (Hogsalt), Rebekah Mahru (City Winery), Peter Schwarzbach and Greg Spaulding (VIN Chicago), Samantha Hunt (Cherry Circle Room) and Ryan Baldwin (Waldorf Astoria / Margeaux Brasserie)


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