Sip in the City

THE PREMIER wine event of the season

CHARDONNAY EDITION

Days Hours Minutes Seconds
May 7, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


Dress to impress

How it Works

Go Team!
{ or fly solo }

  • Teams are comprised of 1, 2 or 3 people.
  • Each team brings 3 matching bottles of the selected varietal of wine.
  • May 2016 Varietal Choice:
    CHARDONNAY

The Fun Begins!
{ it'll be HUUUUUUGE }

  • Two of the bottles will be brown-bagged and numbered for a blind wine tasting and one will be set aside to the winner's prize lot.
  • From 7:00 - 9:00 pm, attendees will taste wine brought by other participants, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment.

Vote!
{ let your taste decide }

  • Participants will vote on their favorite and least favorite bottle of wine.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced via social media.
  • The winning team takes home 60% of the Winner's Reserve!

Charities

100% of event proceeds go to the People's Choice Charity Recipient. Contestants are as follows ...

Azleway Boys Ranch

Azleway Boys Ranch

Azleway Boys Ranch is intensive therapy set in relaxed atmosphere. Catering to at-risk boys, Azleway Boys Ranch provides a variety of professional services tailored to meet the needs of residents in a planned continuum of care. Providing flexible, individualized therapy, testing and counseling services, Azleway staff professionals are committed to building a program to fit each child’s needs. Each boy is invited into a caring environment at the Boys’ Ranch, where they receive structure, compassion, education, and coping skills. The ultimate goal of the Azleway Boys’ Ranch is to guide and nurture each boy into the best living situation possible, whether that means a return to the biological family, a loving foster home, or transitioning into independence.

Located on over 50 acres of rolling hills, tall pines, and scattered lakes, Azleway is an ideal setting for children. Young men 6 to 17 that are placed at Azleway live in one of seven spacious cottages. For information about Admissions Procedures, click here. (link to Admissions Procedures page)

All effort is made to enhance each child’s emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual growth through structured individual and group counseling, church attendance, and well trained, caring professionals.

Azleway Boys Ranch provides a variety of professional services tailored to meet the needs of residents in a planned continuum of care. Providing flexible, individualized therapy, testing and counseling services, Azleway staff professionals are committed to building a program to fit each child’s needs.

Check out Azleway Boys Ranch online:

East Texas Food Bank

East Texas Food Bank

Since October 1988, the East Texas Food Bank, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has provided food to over 200 partner agencies, in an effort to feed children, the working poor and seniors throughout 26 counties in East Texas. A member ofFeeding America, The East Texas Food Bank is one of four food banks that serves the Gulf Coast Region who are pre-staged with food products from Feeding America, to respond to disasters. 

As a clearinghouse for donated food, the East Texas Food Bank forms a partnership with the food industry by collecting, inspecting, sorting, packaging and distributing food to member agencies, which provide food directly to those in need. 

Our food sources include a variety of national, regional and local food manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers, and retailers donate food to the East Texas Food Bank. Donated food includes overproduced or discontinued items, frozen foods, dairy products, mislabeled goods, dented cans, day-old breads and pastries, and odd-sized produce. Local farmers and gardeners provide fresh produce. Individuals, businesses and community organizations support the East Texas Food Bank through various canned food drives throughout the year.

Check out East Texas Food Bank online:

Pets Fur People

Pets Fur People

The Humane Society's Pets Fur People is a selective admission, life-sustaining animal sanctuary. Our mission is to provide a temporary haven for the animals in our care, until they find their forever families. We are committed to reduce and ultimately eliminate euthanasia as an acceptable method of population control for unwanted dogs and cats. We promote the positive results of spay/neuter programs to reduce dog and cat overpopulation, and pride ourselves in teaching responsible pet guardianship.

Check out Pets Fur People online:

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

To engage, embrace, and excite the East Texas community through inspiring musical performance.

Check out East Texas Symphony Orchestra online:

Entertainment

Singer/Songwriter Lauren Alexander

Lauren Alexander

Singer / Songwriter

By all accounts, it has been a banner year for Bluesy Folk Rocker Lauren Alexander. A singer, songwriter, and producer with a knack for feel good beats and dig-down-deep lyrics.

Growing up with a healthy dose of twangy country blues and soul driving classic rock, the Texas-native has quickly established herself in Nashville's competitive music community, creating music that is unmistakably fresh.

"My goal," she says, "is to make music you can feel."

Without a doubt you will feel it. With her roots still dug deep into her small hometown and more miles under her belt than you’d believe, there’s a place within her music that everyone can relate to.

The poet, the thrill seeker, the free spirit, the wannabe. Whoever you are, you'll find yourself perfectly balanced amongst the madness.

Her music lies somewhere between a long lost friend and a new adventure, delivered with honey-smoked vocals that are sure to get you off the ground.

Check out Lauren online:

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event possible!

Sip in the City Venue for May 2016: Chardonnay Edition

Martin · Walker Law Firm

Our 2nd Semi-Annual Community Wine Tasting Event will be held in downtown Tyler, Texas, at Martin Walker Law Firm (Old Arcadia Theatre) on May 7, 2016 from 7-9 PM.

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