Monday, July 21, 2008

Wine Tasting this Thursday, July 24

Today's post is from two new OYFPers, Katelyn and Lauren, and we're all excited about what they have planned for us this Thursday, July 24.

On Your Feet Project is hosting its 2nd Annual wine tasting extravaganza, Uncorked!, on Thursday, July 24th in the South End at Gallery XIV. Director William Kerr has generously donated his beautiful gallery for the benefit, located at 37 Thayer Avenue in the South End.

Gallery XIV’s current exhibit, “a politic,” features 40 American artists expressing notions of politics, which is particularily appropriate considering the upcoming elections. The gallery provides the perfect space for a night of wine tasting and jazz music sure to please all.

The event features Erin O’Shea, sommelier at Eastern Standard Kitchen and Drinks in Kenmore Square. Erin plans to showcase some special Italian wines, so all patrons should come ready to drink and learn about these fun finds. The wine tasting shall begin right at 6:00, so be sure to get there on time to experience these extraordinary selections.

After the wine tasting, jazz vocalist Nicole Zuraitis will take the stage to perform some selections from her new CD, “Spread the Word,” a compilation of her original works, newly released July 15th. And of course, there shall be more wine, food, and cookies—sure to please all as the fun continues through the rest of the night until 9:30 PM.

And in case you needed another reason to attend a wine tasting besides just the wine, music, and art, all proceeds from the event will support the Italian Home for Children in Jamaica Plain. The Italian Home provides resources and tools to help emotionally and financially at-risk children and families get back on their feet after being in times of crisis. This worthy organization shall be receiving all of the proceeds raised from OYFP’s 2nd Annual Uncorked! Benefit, so even if you can't attend consider making a donation.

Tickets are just $20 online, and $25 at the door (a steal!). Buy them quickly before they sell out! Don’t miss out on this fantastic line-up of art, music, and wine.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!!!

Lauren Head and Katelyn Nadeau, Event Organizers

Uncorked! Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 24
Wine Tasting: 6 to 7 PM
Art and Music, Wine, and Food: 7 to 9:30 pm
Location: Gallery XIV at 37 Thayer St
Closest T Stop: Broadway on the Redline
Tickets: $20 ahead of time, $25 at the door

A vineyard in Italy, from where our wines have traveled to grace your palettes

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Photo of woman sipping wine is from OYFP's 2007 wine tasting. Photo of grape field courtesy of Giampalo Macorig.

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