A month ago we were privileged to be a media partner for Uncorked Summer 2016!
This amazing wine tasting event was created to combine great wine with a unique and fun expereince.
Uncorked Summer 2016 came with themed wine stations, games,great people and took place at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club overlooking the glorious Hamilton Harbour, just in time for a beautiful sunset!
We had asked a few awesome local bloggers to attend the event and share their expereince, so we will post each separately.
Below is from Alaire Davis, she can be found over at blog alairewaterlust.com
On Thursday I had the opportunity to attend Uncorked at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. When hearing about the event I basically heard wine tasting and was immediately on board. I went to Uncorked and had an amazing time. Not only was it a night to try some new wines, but there were also fun games to play for a chance to win prizes. Some of the these included cute wine glasses, cork stoppers, fitness classes, and hats. My luck per usual wasn’t very great but I did manage to score some good prizes.
There were tables with various wines and proseccos on them to sample. Guests were provided with a pamphlet to keep track of the wines they were tasting and I have to say it helped me keep track of some new favorites. In addition to some great wines I was able to sample some yummy sweets from Nea Pantry’s Sweet and Kind Vegan Bakery. I never knew vegan could taste so amazing!
One of the best parts of the event was that it gave back to a good cause! The money put into the games and raffles went as a donation to the Chewstick Foundation. For those that don’t know, Chewstick was a location on Front Street where artists, performers, storytellers, and more could gather and express themselves through shows, performances, etc. The Chewstick Foundation is a non-profit cultural arts movement in Bermuda. They are self described as “dedicated to breaking down social barriers, providing opportunities for storytellers of every medium and committed to being a part of the solution; we use creative programmes, events and initiatives to empower the individual and enrich the community. Chewstick is the frontline of change; attracting the most diverse, inclusive and exciting audience and participants to be found. Support the vibes! respect. freedom. love. truth”. Recently the building fell victim to a devastating fire and Chewstick had to close. All of their efforts and fundraising are being put towards rebuilding.
I think events like this are an amazing way for people in Bermuda to gather and broaden their horizons by doing something a bit out of the ordinary and I love that the community has come together to support rebuilding Chewstick! Looking for more to come!
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