Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Upcoming Wine Events

It's not even Wine Wednesday yet and I have a pack of events coming up for your calendars.

February 4-10
Take Your Rubber Chicken to Work Week
Love Twisted Oak? Love your rubber chicken? This week is Twisted Oak's Take Your Rubber Chicken to Work celebration. Take your chicken, photograph it at your work, then send it in. If you know the folks at Twisted Oak then you know this sort of twisted humor is right up their alley. (Along with Ester and her legs.)

Friday, February 8
WFYI Indy Wine Fest
This catalog tasting is one of the biggest of the year filling up the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Take a catalog, a pen, and a few minutes to make a plan. Expect 50-75 tables of 6-8 wines each. Ticket price includes a buffet. Catalogs/lists for the main floor and connoisseurs area are available online. 6-9 p.m.. $50 in advance. $60 at the door. (Connoisseurs area is sold out.)

Saturday, March 8
Jacoby Agency/Prudential Presents the Elegant Vintages International Wine Auction
One of the finest events of the year, this auction features more than 50 live lots and numerous silent auction lots of rare and fine wines from all over the world and benefits the Indianapolis Zoo. (Also trips, dinners, jewelry, art, and more.) San Francisco wine auctioneer David Reynolds will preside over the black tie evening at the Marriott downtown. If you're serious about wine, this is the celebration of the year. Ticket includes reception, five courses with wine, and the auction. Buy tickets online at $150, $200, and $300 each.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Wine Opener
Friday, February 29
If you're up for two catalog tastings in one month, the annual Wine Opener, at the Children's Museum, features food from local restaurants, wines, an extensive silent auction, and a chance to socialize all for a good cause. This event sells out every year, so make sure you get your tickets early if you want to go. Tickets are $65 (before 2/22) and $75 after. $125 gets you into the connoisseurs room with better wines, food, and a martini bar.

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