Madrona Community Council board members and officers sincerely thank everyone whose hard work paid off at the Nov. 5 Wine Tasting fund raiser. During the event, over 80 glassybabies were sold, leading to waiver of the rental fee for the space and producing a donation for the Madrona K-8 library. Ticket sales also yielded almost $3,000 to support a wide variety of MCC activities, such as Mayfair.
Special thanks go to MCC Board member Kevin O’Doherty (Windermere Realty), who made contact with Leschi Market’s Steve Shulman to initiate the event; Kevin also procured stemware for the event. Stacey Kryman, MCC’s VP for Special Events, also played a key role.
Steve and Ken at Leschi Market used their many contacts in the wine industry to line up participants, who brought over 60 wines from around the world to Madrona tasters. The wineries represented also reduced their prices for orders placed that night. According to the Leschi Market newsletter, top choices from the Wine Tasting that remain on their shelves include:
- 2008 Capucin Syrah-Grenache Languedoc ($9).
- 2010 Chateau du Arromans Entre-Deux-Mers Bordeaux Blanc ($14).
- 2008 Domaine de Vieux Pressoir Brut Rose ($17).
- 2008 Barrister Cabernet Franc ($24).
- 2009 Mark Ryan Lost Soul Syrah ($42).
Owners of local restaurants Bistro Turquaz, Naam, St. Clouds, and Hi Spot Café kindly provided food for the group. Many thanks, everyone.