• 13th Annual Rotary Club Key Biscayne Wine & Food Fest

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    Name: 13th Annual Rotary Club Key Biscayne Wine & Food Fest
    Date: January 26, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Join the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation for the 13th Annual Rotary Key Biscayne Wine & Food Fest.

    A variety of food delicacies prepared by several prominent South Florida restaurants are in the price of admission.

    ​In this year’s showdown, four judges will be tasting through the finest wines produced in the world. This will not be new vs. old — this will be every wine for itself! The ultimate variety of wines from both the new and the old world will compete — 24 wines, four judges, two winners.

    The evening will begin with a tasty Prosecco upon arrival to “season the palate” for the wonderful wines to follow. More than 30 wines will be offered including the wines participating in the competition.

    The wines will consist of the following varietals:

    Dry Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Dry Riesling, Pinot Grigio

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese, Pinot Noir

    Shari Gherman, president of the American Fine Wine Competition & Gala, is the Fest's wine director again this year and four noted wine professionals will be judging these exciting wines: Patrick Sullivan, Wine Educator and professional Wine Judge; Wendy Rosano, Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine; Roberto Colombi, Sommelier and GM of The Blue in the Boca Raton Resort, and Delius Shirley, owner of Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables and professional Wine Judge, will complete the professional Judging panel.

    All presented wines have been graciously supplied by Strategic Importers and will be available for sale at the event through Wine Date, our official wine retailer. Wine Date will coordinate all orders, payment, delivery and pick-up, and will donate 10 percent of sale proceeds to the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation. A variety of food delicacies prepared by several prominent South Florida restaurants are included in the price of admission.

    This year, Rotary is excited to announce that The Nobis Foundation, a Miami nonprofit organization, will be added to the list the Rotary’s beneficiaries. Although The Nobis Foundation’s operations are Miami-focused, the foundation also makes strategic philanthropic co-investments in indigent rural communities in Ecuador alongside Fundación Nobis, which is headquartered in Ecuador. This year’s co-investment will focus on expanding educational opportunities for rural communities outside of Guayaquil and will also involve a partnership with the Rotary Club of Guayaquil in Ecuador.

    In addition, Rotary’s collaboration continues with The Arc of South Florida. The Arc of South Florida’s members will organize a silent auction and receive part of the proceeds to fund its programming. Auction lots will consist of items, including travel, restaurant vouchers, sports memorabilia, and select goods and services. Rather than each organization holding an independent fundraising event, The Nobis Foundation and The Arc of South Florida work together with the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation to offer attendees a wonderful evening and an opportunity to support charitable efforts in our community.

    The Rotary will also continue its collaboration with Fundacion Manos Del Sur, a Miami-based non-profit providing assistance to disadvantaged children in Latin America in the areas of education, health and nutrition.

    The proceeds from this event qualify for multiple matching grants. Over the past four years, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne has successfully obtained matching grants from local Rotary District 6990 and The Rotary International Foundation in Evanston, IL exceeding $300,000 to maximize the charitable impact of this fundraiser.

    Proceeds will benefit The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation’s charitable work in the Miami area and beyond.

    For a preview of the event and to purchase tickets, visit keybiscaynewinefest.com or call Gabe Parra at 305-759-8500, ext. 141. For sponsorship information, please contact Ruben Weisson at 305-937-7159.
    Rusty Pelican
    3201 Rickenbacker Cswy
    Key Biscayne, FL 33149
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, Jan 26 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    $75 Early Bird if pre-registered by January 19th; $85 at the door.
    Complimentary valet parking available

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