Grapes & Hops 2020

Posted on : 01 Mar 2020 | No Comments

KANDU’s Grapes & Hops proved to be another phenomenal success at The Armory. On February 14th, local Celebrity Pourers served samples of over 30 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 Alice in Wonderland, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Greek goddesses, lawn gnomes, mystic fortune tellers and St. Patrick’s Day, just to name a few. 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 and Sugarlands Distillery for the Talladega 50th Anniversary Corn Whiskey, used to concoct mixed drinks with additional ingredients courtesy of Kerry. 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 – Jack Walden (Blackhawk Bank) and Seth Frisbee (TRICOR Insurance)
2nd Place – Kerri Harold and Mary Mortimer (Kerry)
3rd Place – Kim Hesgard and Kristin Larson (Mercy) People’s Choice – Kerri Harold and Mary Mortimer (Kerry)

A special thank you to Alice Blue and staff from Badger Spirits for their wine expertise, as well as Rock County Brewing Company, Gray Brewing Company, Timber Hill Winery, Wines for Humanity, Culligan and Drywater Productions. 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.