Imagine a place made of wine……………………………………………………………………..
Sorry got lost there in our idea of heaven for a second. ;) Back to our post…
We recently learned about The Collectionary, a website where you can find collectibles of all kinds. (Warning: you may find yourself getting lost in hours of browsing.) You will find things from the past that will spark up childhood memories, as well as discover new items worth collecting. Best of all, the website will point you to different places on the internet where you can find the collectibles for sale. Think of it as a dictionary of all the things people like to collect. (Collection + Dictionary = Collectionary.) However, you won’t find just an e-commerce site, but a place where you can also learn the facts and history of a specific item or collection.
So, why are we sharing this with you and what does it have to do with wine? Well, fellow wine lovers, The Collectionary has its very own section dedicated to all things WINE! That’s right, you can find old, new, unusual and fun collectibles to add to what may have once been a sticker collection, but is now a “wine collection.” We’ve been having way too much fun checking out all the fun items. Join us and spread the word. ;) Cheers!
To check out The Wine Collectionary: Click Here
To browse all of the fun Collectionaries: Click Here
On Sunday, March 23rd, we attended Philly’s first Wine Week inaugural celebration at Ristorante Panorama and Wine Bar. The “Bubbles & Barrels” party began at 5pm and went on until 8pm. The bubbles being served at the bar were endless and some favorite local PA wineries were there pouring the reds and whites. Ristorante Panorama featured some light bites and Di Bruno Brothers were there with some of our favorite cheeses.
William Eccleston, wine director at Panorama, and Kate Moroney, wine director at Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, toasted the night and full week of wine events ahead. Special guest Georges Perrier, completed the toast when he “cut” open a bottle of champagne with a sabre (small curved sword!) and poured for all the guests. It was a a fun evening and great time to just relax and share some laughs with fellow wine lovers. Tickets sold for $40 with 10% of the proceeds being donated to PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).
You may have missed opening night, but the week is only half way done. Over 20 favorite Philly restaurants and wine bars are hosting plenty of unique and fun events all week. To see a complete list and schedule of restaurants and events visit Philly Wine Week’s Website, Facebook and Twitter.
Enjoy the slideshow from our time at “Bubbles & Barrels” at Ristorante Panorama & Wine Bar. Cheers!
No offense to all the beer lovers and popular brew fests that take place in our great city, but….FINALLY…Philly Wine Week is here!!! That’s right, our very first Wine Week begins on Sunday, March 23rd with a list of over 20 participating restaurants and wine bars that keeps on growing!
The fun starts with Panorama Ristorante and Wine Bar‘s “Bubbles and Barrels” opening night event. Enjoy some champagne, local PA wine and bites, and meet up with some fellow Philly wine lovers. Special guests include Master Sommeliers Laura Williamson, Kathy Morgan and Wayne Belding. There is still time to purchase your tickets and 10% of proceeds will be donated to PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).
Thanks to Kate Moroney and William Eccleston, wine directors at Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro and Panorama Ristorante and Wine Bar, and all the participating establishments, we have a full 8 days to do add to our wine IQ and bond over our love of everything grape. From special happy hours to guest speakers to a “Toast at Ten”, some favorites joining in and helping bring on the wine include: Barbuzzo, Bar Ferdinand, Garces Trading Co., High Street on Market, Jamonera, Jet Wine Bar, Tria Rittenhouse, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, Zavino Wine Bar & Pizzeria, and a closing party at Alla Spina. There’s bound to be something to fit your interest and your schedule. So fellow Philly wine lovers, join us in celebrating our very first, and long anticipated, Philly Wine Week…cheers!
For more info and a full list of events visit phillywineweek.org and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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As we mentioned in our previous post Raising Awareness and Food in Philly, the 14th Annual Red Ball 2014 presented by Independence Blue Cross was held in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 8th, at the Please Touch Museum. The event takes place every year in honor of the American Red Cross, Southeastern Pennsylvania. We were happy to attend and take part in helping to raise money and awareness for such an important organization. The Red Ball is a “red-tie” gala which benefits the Red Cross House in University City. The Red Cross House has provided support and shelter for many families during natural disasters, life-threatening situations, and other emergencies.
The night began at 8pm and ended at midnight. When we arrived, we found the museum to be unrecognizable. Red lights, red dresses and ties, and tables lined with beautiful desserts and dishes from popular local restaurants transformed this kid-haven into an elegant night of food, live music, dancing, a silent auction with fabulous prizes (including a Taylor Swift autographed guitar), celebrity chef sightings (including Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli), a VIP lounge, and beautiful people all gathering to help support an important cause. Wine was provided by Barefoot Wines and there were even mini-makeovers and make-up touch-ups by Sh. cosmetics taking place throughout the night. We participated in a special raffle and though we did not win, were happy to donate money to such a worthy cause.
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To learn more and help support the Philadelphia Red Cross visit their Website.
You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
Save the date for next year!
Enjoy the slideshow of our time at the Red Ball 2014….