Grapes & Hops 2017

Posted on : 01 Mar 2017 | No Comments

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KANDU’s Grapes & Hops proved to be a phenomenal success once again at The Armory. On February 10th, local Celebrity Pourers served samples of over 40 varieties of wine and beer, all competing for the coveted title of “People’s Choice Pourer,” an honor reserved for the guests’ favorite Celebrity team. Themed booth designs showcased each team’s creativity, including references to A League of Their Own, a carnival freak show and Vikings. Best Events prepared hors d’oeuvres that were not only delicious, but also paired well with the evening’s featured beverages. Additionally, thank you to Colony Brands for the delectable dessert donation. Duane Worden provided the perfect entertainment with his crowd-pleasing renditions of soft rock hits and a multitude of live and silent auction items were available throughout the evening. The top Celebrity Pourers were awarded for their success in selling tickets, and obtaining donations and sponsorships.

Congratulations to Our Winning Celebrities:

1st Place – Trish Reed and Amy Carey (Mercyhealth, pictured above)
2nd Place – Kerri Harold (Impact Confections) and Crystal Phillips (Phillips Law Firm)
3rd Place – Roger Fanning (Fanning Excavating) and Tammy McCaslin-Krebs (Blackhawk Community Credit Union)
People’s Choice – Trish Reed and Amy Carey (Mercyhealth)

A special thank you to our wine experts: Alice Blue and Mark Miller from Badger Spirits, as well as our beer experts, Wisconsin Distributors. KANDU would also like to thank our volunteer Celebrity Pourers, sponsors and donors who made this wonderful event possible. Click here for more photos from the evening.