Fall Food and Wine Events For A Cause

I’m very excited to be participating in 2 outstanding wine and food events this month—both events support organizations doing important work in Birmingham and beyond: Toast to the United Way (Thursday, September 22nd) and Hope for Autumn’s Fall Fizz and Fare Festival (Friday, September 23rd).


Alabama CCIM Chapter’s “Toast to the United Way”

Thursday, September 22, 7-10pm; Kress Building Rooftop


Event Highlights:

In addition to me doing a full wine tasting and education seminar alongside light appetizers, there will be a balloon pop filled with special prizes and silent auction

$60 per person or $100 per couple—tickets must be purchased in advance (tickets not available at event).

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Kress Building Rooftop, 301  19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35205; Parking is available in the deck next to the building on the 2nd floor.


Hope for Autumn Foundation’s “Fall Fizz and Fare Festival”

 Friday, September 23, 7-10pm; Clubhouse on Highland



Event Highlights:

There will be tastings of sparkling wine and local craft beer (the “fizz”), and local chefs will serve their favorite dishes (the “fare”).

Participating restaurants include GianMarco’s, El Barrio, Homewood Gourmet, Bare Naked Noodles, Brock’s, Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato, and Icing on the Cookie. Craft beer from Cahaba Brewing and Fairhope Brewing, plus sparkling wines and champagnes from United Johnson Brothers Wine.

In addition to live music, I will auction a private, in-home, 5-course wine dinner for 6 hosted by me and a surprise local chef, and an at-home college football tailgate party for 20-25 from Cahaba Brewing Company and Chris Cullen from El Barrio Restaurante.

$102.49 per person or $153.24 per couple—tickets must be purchased in advance (tickets not available at event).

For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.

Clubhouse on Highland, 2908 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35203

All proceeds will benefit the Hope for Autumn Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to provide new hope and assistance for families battling childhood cancer, to support innovative research in childhood cancer therapies, and to increase community awareness of childhood cancer and cutting-edge treatment options. Our mission focuses on the patients and research of the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, where 90% of children diagnosed with cancer in the state of Alabama will be treated.

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