The Wine Goddess Report: Vine 2 Wine Changes Hands

My pal, and of course a former Woman of the Year, orWoman of Honor, or just Woman that Tolerates Eve, because that’s how Iroll by surrounding myself with honorable females, Judy Penman, hasasked me to be the “Wine Goddess” for this year’s Vine 2 Wine event. I’ve been to this event every year since its inception.  I get to work with the people that have done it successfully for so long.  And, lest I forget, Vine 2 Wine is ONE OF THE LAST ANNUAL WINE TASTING EVENT IN THE SCV THAT SUPPORTS SCV RESIDENTS!  I’ll be keeping readers up to date on all of the winey news as we getcloser to the date.
But that isn’t all, the really big news is:


 

Vine 2 Wine, one of the last annualwine events benefiting Santa Clarita residents, is changing hands.  The former Betty Ferguson Foundation,having recently closed their doors, has chosen the Circle of Hope to take overthe event.  Save the date: Sunday,June 12, 2011.
Circle of Hope is workinghand-in-hand with the people that ran the event so successfully for manyyears.  But, some changes liketicketless tastings, a “wine pull”, premium tastings, and a “beer garden”, willbe enticing this year’s guests as well.
And, though other wine festsroutinely charge their wine and gift vendors to have a table at events, COHwon’t. Instead, it will be up to each individual to donate back to COH.
“Circle of Hope, in taking overthis event, wants to give back a little bit,” began Ray Tippet, ExecutiveDirector of COH.  “By embracingothers that might be in need of assistance, or that are facing illnesses – it callsup our mission, makes us different, and we are happy to offer the goodwillgesture.”
The mission of Circle of Hope, Inc,a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, is to provide emotional support and financialassistance for medical expenses for uninsured and underinsured individuals withBreast Cancer who live in, work in, or receive treatment in the Santa ClaritaValley.  Circle of Hope, Inc.,(661) 254-5218, Assistant@CircleofHopeInc.org,P.O. Box 221461, Newhall, CA 91322.

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