Would you like to sample over 70 different wines next Thursday evening in Downtown Houston with live music and food by some great Houston restaurants? Join Another Wine Blog as we taste 90+ rated wines at the Wine Enthusiast Red-and-White Bash, April 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Jones Lawn at Discovery Green.
This event promises to be a great way to kick off April in Houston! “Wine Enthusiast’s Red and White Bash is an entirely new kind of wine tasting to raise money for our charity partner Wine to Water, bringing clean water to impoverished countries around the globe,” says Wine Enthusiast’s Jacqueline Strum.
Wine To Water™ is a non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. Today, nearly 800 million people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. Wine to Water is devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes good fortune in our society, and Wine to Water’s goal is to give those more fortunate an opportunity to fight for those who less fortunate who cannot fight for themselves.
Strum says the Red and White Bash will be a spectacular festival that will feel like you are walking into a classic Americana state fair. There will be live music, nearly 75 different 90+ rated wines and 100% of net proceeds go to charity. Houston is only one of three cities to host this year’s event with wines vetted by the experts at one of the most knowledgeable and popular wine magazines, Wine Enthusiast. Events in Chicago and New York City will follow Houston’ Kick-off spectacular.
For the Houston event, we will have five local restaurants participating including Haven, Dish Society and Hotel Zaza’s Monarch Café, along with Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen and Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Readers will remember Haven’s Chef Randy Evans as the patient guy teaching kids to grow, prepare and eat their own food through Gracie Cavnar’s Recipe For Success Foundation Seed-to-Plate Program we visited in 2010.
Over 500 people attended last year’s event in New York, raising over $15,000 for Wine to Water. Wine To Water has worked in 17 countries, repairing broken wells and installing sustainable rain-water harvest tanks and sanitation solutions. They have ongoing projects in 8 countries on 4 continents, and support thirty international aid workers. Since 2004, they have provided over 250,000 people with clean water, distributed over 25,000 filters and installed over 500 wells in countries like Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and The Philippines.
Tickets cost just $75 each — that’s around $1.00 per wine, but we’re giving our readers an even better deal! Just enter promo code AWB2014 when you purchase your ticket here and get $10 off!
Too busy to attend? Why not buy a ticket for a friend?
“Depending on the country some of the wells only cost a couple hundred dollars so just a few extra ticket sales can make a huge difference,” says Strum.
Red and White attire is recommended. (see pictures from last year’s NYC event). And don’t worry if the forecast predicts rain. The event has a huge tent which will cover the entire space! There are a limited supply of tickets, so go get yours NOW! Hope to see you there!