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Social Hour: Wine & Food Foundation’s Big Reds and Bubbles

This sip-and-stroll tasting event & Roaring Twenties soirée marked the 20th annual celebration for the Wine & Food Foundation

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Kelley Kalchthaler & Kate Evetts

Wine & Food Foundation hosted its 20th annual Big Reds and Bubbles event on Friday, March 1 at SKYBOX on 6th Street. This sip-and-stroll style tasting event included more than 100 of the best sparkling and red wines from around the world, alongside bites from some of the best restaurants in Austin.

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Greg Ritzen & Mari Robinson

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Jessica & Aaron Myers

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Jessie Oberbeck, Tulsi Oberbeck, Ashley Brooks & Sean Griffin

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Alan Comley & Marie Blackmon

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Alisha Soto & Zack Hood

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Gordon & Alexis Moore

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Jessie Oberbeck, Servando Esparza, Sean Griffin & Rob Orr

Guests embraced the Roaring 20s theme and came dressed in their swankiest 1920s Gatsby-style garb. Wine & Food Foundation engages a community of wine lovers and food enthusiasts through innovative programming while simultaneously raising funds to support its mission. 

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Michael Salomi & Jane Choi

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Kandice Ayala & Angela Suchy

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Randy Hester, Traci Velibil, Kathryn Davies & Brooke Hester

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Shari Hodges, Renee Butler & Kay Stowell

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Sharon Rossa & Rob Rossa

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Shelly Sethi, Bob Hardin, Jai Mehta & Pooja Mehta

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Jeff Albrechy, Toni Albrecht, Amber Shaw & Toby Shaw

Proceeds from the Big Reds and Bubbles event helped support the Wine and Food Foundation’s mission continue their philanthropic initiatives to financially contribute to nonprofit organizations: Lift Collective and the Sustainable Food Center, and Keep Austin Fed. 

As Denise Silverman, Wine and Food Foundation’s Executive Director, shared with us previously in a chat about the organization’s work, “The best part about the work we do at the Wine and Food Foundation is that it essentially achieves three different goals at the same time – programming, community, and philanthropy. First, from intimate, educational classes to larger, ‘sip and stroll’ style tasting events, our unique programming satisfies a need for local wine and food enthusiasts. Second, our events inherently lead to the curation of a community of individuals who are looking for connections with like-minded people. Third, we are then able to harness the collective power of this awesome community to support philanthropic initiatives that align with our core values.”

To stay abreast of the WFF events like Big Reds and Bubbles, you can join as a member. WFF offers three levels of membership – Aficionado, Connoisseur or Epicurean. Each level has a different benefits, including early access to ticketed events, discounted event ticket pricing, and more. Learn more at winefoodfoundation.org.