Florida Charity Auction Names Chef de Cuisine and Honored Vintners for 2018
Naples Winter Wine Festival, a charity wine auction, announced its 2018 festival Chef de Cuisine and Honored Vintners–San Francisco’s chef Gary Danko, and David and Kary Duncan of Silver Oak and Twomey. The auction will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, January 26-28.
The festival brings together the best of wine and food with renowned chefs, rare bottles of wine and a live auction where guests can bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences, cars, wines and more. Proceeds benefit Naples Children & Education Foundation services for underprivileged and at-risk children. Last year, more than $15.1 million was raised for NCEF’s grants and strategic initiatives.
Maine’s Allagash Fluxus Beer Raises $290,000 for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Every year since 2007, Allagash Brewing Company has donated a portion of the proceeds from its Fluxus ale to a scholarship fund for pediatric nurses at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine. To date, Allagash has raised more than $290,000 for the hospital.
“The cumulative donations have provided 157 scholarships over the last 10 years,” said Nicole Manchester, director of nursing on the Inpatient Unit of BBCH.
Allagash was founded by Rob Tod in 1995 and has grown from a one-man operation into one of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in the United States (by sales volume), and earned a spot on Maine’s Best Places to Work list for three years running.