A Taste of Wine and Roses

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have determined that it would be in the Chamber’s best interest to not hold the 2014 Taste of Wine, Roses, Tapas & Beer, scheduled for Thursday, June 26. Lack of participation, scheduling conflicts and marketing challenges have converged in a Perfect Storm of circumstances that have led to this tough decision.

The Barnes family, as always, was very gracious In agreeing with our decision and have assured us that they will assist us in regrouping, forming a committee to help us deal with these issues and working together, we’ll go forward with planning a bigger and better event for 2015.

Wine, Roses, Tastes Of Fine Food: Make For a Memorable Summer Eve

Picture this! On a balmy summer evening you take a stroll through gardens filled with lush flowers and enjoy a glass of award-winning Pinot Grigio while sampling a treasure trove of delectable snacks.

If this sounds appealing, you’d better hurry and get your tickets for “A Taste of Wine, Roses & Tapas.” This 8th annual event, sponsored by the Huron Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Barnes Nursery, is planned from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, June 21 on the nursery grounds, 3511 Cleveland Road W.

Last year the event was “changed up” to include “tapas.” This is the Spanish word for small plates. Noted area chefs will be providing samples of their greatest gourmet treats. They include: The Kitchen’s Bounty, The Lodge at Sawmill Creek, Kalahari Resorts, Marconi’s Italian Restaurant and Mesenburg Creative Catering.

Enjoy many of Ohio’s award-winning wines that have made their mark in the U.S. wine industry. Bottled wines will also be available from Chateau Tebeau Winery, Firelands Winery, Hermes Vineyards, Matus Winery and Paper Moon Vineyards. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction and raffle, as well as a scavenger hunt.

Tables for 8 can be reserved for $220, including signage and two complimentary bottles of wine. A commemorative etched wine glass is included in the $20 pre-sale ticket. They are available at the Chamber office, 509 Huron St., 419-433-5700 and at Barnes Nursery, 3511 Cleveland Road W.