An outpouring of generous friends turned out last week to support their friend Karen Marshall. Over $1000 was raised to help Karen with her medical expenses. Special thanks to all the generous businesses and friends donating raffle and silent auction items for the event. Photo: Karen’s daughter, Debbie Budnik (pictured far left) and Karen’s good friends sharing a smile for Karen. Photo courtesy of Shelley Piscitelli.
Karen Marshall Benefit, 12-17-09
Karen Marshall, one of our most delightful customers, is battling a very difficult bone marrow illness. Her health insurance only covers a portion of her treatment. Karen lost her husband two years ago and she has just dealt with his medical bills. She is currently on leave from her job at H & R Block.
You may already know Karen. She has helped many people in South Lake Tahoe for over 20 years. Karen is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children and volunteers at Sierra Community Church. She’s well-loved by her friends and family; the kids at Sierra Church call her “grandma.” Karen loves to have a good time over a glass of wine with Shelley, Joyce, Melissa and the rest of her friends in the “Red Hatters” group.
Karen Marshall Benefit:Please join us at Après Wine Company on December 17th and enjoy a glass (or two!) to help raise money to cover Karen’s expenses. Our bartender, Launa Martin, will be donating her tips and Après Wine Company will donate 10% of wine bar/bistro sales between 5-10pm. Details:
Day: Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Après Wine Company
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Donation: $5 or more, cash or check made out to Karen Marshall
Raffle:Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5; prizes (manicure, massage, donations from Après, Aramark)
If you can’t make it to Après on Thursday but would like to help, please send checks to:
c/o Debbie Budnik
P. O. Box 16176
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Please share this information with Karen’s friends.
Sunday Sippers Wine Tastings at Après Wine Company
by Becky Bell, Editor, Tahoe Arts & Mountain Culture (www.tahoeculture.com), Posted on December 11, 2009
Like the golden rule for meeting people, JP Lonergan of Aprés Wine Company in South Lake Tahoe suggests you have an open mind while tasting wine. You don’t want to miss out on a lasting relationship because of preconceived notions, especially when it comes to wine!
Great advice say sippers who meet six different varietals during the educational Sunday evenings, making new friends along the way.
A wine connoisseur overflowing with knowledge and a wonderfully relaxed style, JP introduces new and repeat sippers to a tantalizing selection of six wines every Sunday evening during the Sunday Sippers Wine Tastings. JP provides a comprehensive review of the grapes and appellations during his taste tour, identifying the subtle differences for sippers seated around the wine bar.
For only $10, the Sunday Sippers Wine Tastings start at 5pm and have become very popular with locals and visitors looking to learn more about wines without breaking the bank.
In fact, Aprés Wine Company prides itself in offering an extensive selection of quality wines from California and around the world to match every wine lover’s budget. Best of all you can taste before you buy from over 50 wines served daily by the taste, glass, or carafe on their unique Enomatic wine-dispensing machines.
To top off your wine tasting is the Aprés Bistro serving their signature fare handcrafted by chef Zach Barnhill. Try favorites like the Stuffed Figs with black figs stuffed with smoked mozzarella, wrapped in bacon and sprinkled with fresh basil, then drizzled with balsamic reduction; and the Smoked Salmon BLT with house smoked wild sockeye salmon, bacon, tomatoes and smoked mozzarella on grilled focaccia drizzled with honey basil oil.
Reservations are necessary for the Sunday Sippers Wine Tastings which start at 5pm for just $10. Reserve your seat at the wine bar by calling 530-544-WINE.
For those who can’t make a Sunday Sippers evening, JP and Barbara invite you to the following special events in December to toast new and old friends, and ring in the New Year:
Happy Hour, Tuesday through Saturday: 4-6pm & 9-10pm
December 15 at 6pm: Value Wines Wine Tasting, $15
December 22 at 6pm: Big Reds! Wine Tasting, $25
December 29 at 6pm: Après One Year Anniversary Party, $15
December 31 at 9pm: New Year’s Eve Celebration, $79 per person, $149 per couple
Join us for “Tasting Tuesdays” each week and be entertained and enlightened by our staff, guest hosts and visiting winemakers. They’ll share their wit and wisdom over wine (but of course!) and delicious appetizers inspired by their selections.
Click on the Events Calendar tab above for a full schedule of events.