Wine To Water™, Support the Right to Clean Water and Taste Top Wine Picks At The Same Time

June 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm


There is nothing that beats tasting different wines to learn more about wine and expand your palate. But of course, do you really need an excuse? Here is one anyways, Wine Enthusiast is coming to town with a wine tasting of their favorite top wines at the Red and White Bash at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood on Thursday June 19th.

100% of net proceeds is going to Wine To Water™ a non-profit focused on providing clean water & sanitation to people in need around the world. Nearly 800 million people in the world today lack access to adequate water and 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. They are devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes fortune in our society. Their goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.

There is quite a cross selection of wines to taste, unfortunately, no Michigan wines, but maybe next year! First off, all the wines are top rated by the Wine Enthusiast. There are wines from Italy(Piedmont, Tuscany, Umbria, Franciacorta, Sicily, Trento Aldige), Spain(Rioja, Valencia, Rueda)Portugal, Argentina(Uco Valley,Mendoza), Chile(Rapel and Maipo Valley), France( Provence and Southern Rhone-Tavel Rose) and the U.S(Napa, Paso Robles), South Africa. Then there are some areas that you don’t always see at wine events, Israeli producers including Barkan, Carmel, Recanati and Yatir, wines from the Monticello wine trail in Virginia including Barboursville Vineyards, Octagon and Lovingston with a pinotage. So although all the wines are not necessarily local, this is a local event raising money for a terrific cause. Maybe next year Wine Enthusiast will look at some of the Leelanau and southern Michigan wineries as potential candidates for what sounds to be a really fun event if the pictures from last year are any indication!!