Event Results – Toast-A-Pet 5/21/11

Greetings to all Miami Beach Veiled Wine Society Members!!!!

Esi, David and I wish to extend our truly warm appreciation to all who attended our 23rd event –

“TOAST A PET” (See below for our favorite team name!)

In less than three hours we raised $2500 for PETNET and THE HUMANE SOCIETY.

A very special gratitude to our primary sponsor:
SHUTTS & BOWEN LLP

http://www.shutts.com/

We would also like to extend our appreciation to The Opium Group for allowing us to borrow their SET venue.

Pictures are up on Facebook and
http://www.mbvws.org.

Much appreciation goes to our amazing group of volunteers (see below for full list), sponsors and members with a special thanks to Ben Wilson for all his efforts.

Please support out long-time member and local benefactor, Pietro Tondini, for The Civic Circle events he coordinates monthly on Wednesdays at 6pm at the Van Dyke Restaurant on 846 Lincoln Road- more information on Facebook and at
http://www.civiccircle.org

Please visit a website started by one of our members, Jose Maya, “The New Go-To Source For All The South Florida Wine Information” at
http://www.IVinoMiami.com

These additional sponsors have provided the finances and labor to benefit local nonprofit organizations via the MBVWS:

RICE HOUSE OF KABOB
http://www.ricehouseofkabob.com

DI SANTO LLP
Legal Services provided by:
Christian S. Bruno, Esq.
cbruno@disantolaw.com

WRAPSTARS
http://www.miamiwrapstars.com

If you or anyone else is interested in including a charity of your choice for upcoming events or would like to be a sponsor, please let us know at mbveiledwinesociety@gmail.com

RESULTS 23rd EVENT:

GROUP A
1st Place:
“FurryLicious”
“Chateau Bonnep, France, 2005, Burgundy”
(A22)
Kim Gallo, Sandra Morales, Marie Auger

2nd Place:
“Wine Down, Bottoms Up, Bi-Wining!!”
“Mezzacarona, Cabernet Sav, Italy, 2009″
(A55)
Maggie, Baryl, Sunilla

Worst wine:
“Wine Not?”
“Trespicus, Borsai Grenache, Spain 2009”
(A91)
Melissa, Teresita and Karen

GROUP B
1st Place:
“You Chianti See Me”
“Piccini Tuscany, Chianti, Italy, 2009″
(B71)
Brian Smith, Nick Smith

2nd Place:
“Team Jazmin”
“Hob Nob, Pinot Noir, France, 2008″
(B56)
Jazmin Kazravan, Grace Marino

Worst wine:
“Grape Expectations”
“Chateaux Beleveul, France, Bordeaux, 2008 “
(B29)
Mary Strudwick, Sharon Johnston

___________________________________________________________________
OUR AMAZING GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS!–

Volunteer Coordinators:
Wolfgang Pinther
Matin Parvini
Lila Yavari

Core Volunteers:
Ben Wilson
Kim Gallo
Sahar
Jesse McLaughlin
Chi Ly
Millie Rosales
Jared Slansky
Lisa Pacin
Lisa Welch
Ricki Diamond
Tony Sabatasso
Kahlil Kettering
Mary Strudwick
Sharon Jonhston

Thank you all again!
Please consider being a volunteer at our next event! Without volunteers we would still be cleaning and adding up the scores! Our sincerest regrets if anyone is missing from this list.
_______________________________________________________________________
If you would like to match corresponding wine #s to certain wines, please let me know, and I will send you that information. This information will be discarded after one week.
Teams and Participants:

Our favorite team name—
“FURRYLICIOUS

Runner up-
“GETTING SIDEWAYS”

Teams and Players:

Team: Uncork Me (Carol Surowilc, Joseph Yoh, & Sean Kund)
Wine: A16
Wine Type: Lan Rioja (Spain 2006)
Team: So Thirsty (Theresa Lopez & Elias Bardawil)
Wine: A31
Wine Type: Charamba Douro (Portugal, 2007)
Team: Grand Cru Saders (Wendy Johnson & Ed Woods)
Wine: A76
Wine Type: (France, 2009)
Team: California Kid (Pietro, Maria, & Steve)
Wine: A49
Wine Type: Cabernet Savvignon (Italy, 2009)
Team: Jim Beast (Alex & Anya Kutsenok)
Wine: A1
Wine Type: Yellow Tail (2010)
Team: Gold Member (Stella Chu, Callista couchenour, Katie Hercher, & Teresa Maestrelli)
Wine: A10
Wine Type: Hobnob (France, 2009)
Team: Team Rufi (John Honkev and Anshan Borhan)
Wine: A25
Wine Type: La Vielle Ferme (France, Rhone Valley, 2009)
Team: Corlin & Scott (Scott Eichhorn & Corlin Renn)
Wine: A40
Wine Type: Michel Lynch (Bordeaux, 2008)
Team: Tipsy Curvy (Millie Rosales, Nicole Puerto, & Mariana Pardo)
Wine: A46
Wine Type: Red Guitar (Spain, 2008)
Team: Cat’s Meow (Mary Manning, Alex Garcia Leon, Vanessa Rubio, & Christina Dominguez)
Wine: A64
Wine Type: Bodega Worton Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina, 2007)
Team: Getting Sideways (Jared Slansky, Christy Reynolds, Kim Cohen, & Jesse Wilver)
Wine: A67
Wine Type: Rosso Di Montalcino (2006)
Team: Sugardaddy’s (Russ Bilooke, Brett Scott, & James Rasmussen)
Wine: A37
Wine Type: Santa Cristina Toscana (Italy, 2008)
Team: Two Buck Chuck (Pieto Tondini, Maria Soledad Dorr, & Steve Salamone)
Wine: B2
Wine Type: Luzon Verde (France 2009)
Team: Chianti Angels (Lisa Ray, Leeann Roth, & Beth Julian)
Wine: B14
Wine Type: Luciano Chianti Classico (Italy, 2009)
Team: M & M Winery (Monika Moeller & Monica Mueller)
Wine: B50
Wine Type: Lambrusco (Italy)
Team: Watching While European (Joe Venuto & Alvin Rvangsonboon)
Wine: B35
Wine Type: Barbera (Piedmontae, 2008)
Team: Woofgang (Sandy Calamai, Harlene Kennedy, & Bruce Freeman)
Wine: B77
Wine Type: Faustino Rioja VII (Spain, 2008)
Team: The Big Dogs (Henry Farfan, Candice Shaw, & Jerry Theophile)
Wine: B92
Wine Type: Cahors (France, 2008)
Team: Wine-Not (Ashley Kaujo, Justin Maharaj, & Stephen Coyle)
Wine: B41
Wine Type: Lambrusco (Italy)
Team: CCCP (Alexandra Conejos, Cristian Perales, & Lili Uribazo)
Wine: B89
Wine Type: Mezzacorona (Italy, 2009)
Team: Everybody Poops (Sonia Wagle, Kevin Marra, & Henrik Olson)
Wine: B20
Wine Type: Yellow Tail (Australia, 2010)
Team: Avacado (Shawn Selleck, Ramiro Fernandez, & Jeovel Serrano)
Wine: B95
Wine Type: Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti (Italy, 2008)
Team: Drinking for Sugar (Lisa Pinallo & Kelly Oprzadek)
Wine B83
Wine Type: Piccini (Tuscany, Italy, 2009).

Allen Silanee/MBVWS
mbvws.org

Categories: Event Results

SAVE THE DATE: June 25th 2011

Our next event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at Mansion Nightclub. Please mark that date down on your calendars and plan to attend. The event will benefit “Arts for Learning”. To learn more about them click here.

Categories: Upcoming Events

Toast-A-Pet Reminder

This Saturday, come join us at SET Nightclub for an evening of good wine, good friends, and the following
raffle prizes:

TICKETS $5 EACH – 5 FOR $20

RAFFLE PRIZES

Autographed Photo of Miami Heat Star Dwayne Wade – Priceless!

Monday Night Football Party at Club Play – Value $650

Gift Certificate to The Capital Grille – Value $300

3-night stay at Daddy O Hotel in Bal Harbour – Value $750

2-night stay at Daddy O Hotel in Bal Harbour – Value $500

2-night stay at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale Beach – Value $700

1-night stay at The Viceroy Hotel – Value $400

1-night stay at The Beacon Hotel, South Beach – Value $250

Equinox 3-month gym membership – Value $500

Tennis Lessons, Sans Souci Tennis Center – Value $205

Kid’s Birthday Party at the Humane Society of Greater Miami – Value $400

Doors open at 7:30pm!

SET Nightclub is located at:
320 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Next Event – 5/21/11 – to Benefit PetNet

THE MIAMI BEACH VEILED WINE SOCIETY
IN CONJUNCTION WITH VOICES FOR CHILDREN
PRESENT: “TOAST – A – PET”

Saturday May 21st, 2011
7:30pm to 11:00pm

SET Nightclub
320 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Doors open at 7:30PM.

Hosts:

Esi Shabani, Allen Silanee, and David De La Espriella

Three ways to RSVP:

Facebook: This invite

Blog Site:
http://www.mbvws.org

Email
bwilson@shutts.com or
mbveiledwinesociety@gmail.com

SPONSORS:

Shutts & Bowen, LLP
http://www.shutts.com

Rice House of Kabob
1318 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-0332

DiSanto LLP
Christian Bruno, Esq.
1000 5th Street Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 479-2616
Cbruno@disantolaw.com

Miami Wrap Stars
7520 NE 4th Court Suite 101A
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 978-5777

ONLY 2-3 players per team – (with a designated driver if needed)
A $10 suggested donation per person at the door (of course you can give more) to benefit PetNet (100% of the donated funds will go directly to the charity.) For more info about them:

http://www.humanesocietymiami.org

START TIME

Registration begins at 7:30pm and the event will begin at 8:30pm. If you are still in line and not registered by 8:30pm, you will be unable to compete, but you may participate. As a result, latecomers will be unable to compete for the winnings. The bottom line is: please arrive on time!

Here’s how it works:

The wine for this tasting is any red wine from Europe.
Each team of 2-3, must bring 3 bottles of the EXACT SAME WINE. For example, a team may bring 3 bottles of Consejo de La Alta Reserva 2001 from Rioja Spain 750ML. Remember, it’s 3 bottles total per team and teams can consist of 2 to 3 people.

If you are alone and need to be part of a team to participate, let us know in your RSVP, and we will try to pair you up with someone else.

Also, please remember to think of a team name before arriving!

Food will NOT be served other than cheese and crackers. Eat before arriving, or you may pay for it.

We NEED volunteers! If you are inclined, please donate your time to help in a great cause. We will need people to host, clean, prepare the wine for tasting and take score. If you would like to help, please let us know. Volunteers will be exclusively treated to a post-event celebration. TBA.

For all of the competition rules, please visit http://www.mbvws.org.

We look forward to seeing you and please arrive on time or you will miss the competition!!

MBVWS

REMEMBER THE 3 GOLDEN RULES:

1) Come with a team (and a team name!) of 2-3 people!!
2) Bring 3 of the EXACT SAME wines per team!!
3) Read and understand the rules BEFORE arriving.

(Copyright: “Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati; Kevin Ghassomian et. al.”)

“Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Registration No. CH31822 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”

Categories: Upcoming Events

Event Results – Voices for Children – 04/30/11

Greetings to all Miami Beach Veiled Wine Society Members!!!!

Esi, David and I wish to extend our truly warm appreciation to all who attended our 22nd event –

“MERLOT PLAY TIME” (See below for our favorite team name!)

In less than three hours we raised $2100 for Voices for Children.

A very special gratitude to our primary sponsor:
KAUFMAN AND ROSSIN & CO.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
http://www.kaufmanrossin.com

We would also like to extend our appreciation to Opium Group for allowing us to borrow their SET venue.

Pictures are up on Facebook and mbvws.org.

Much appreciation goes to our amazing group of volunteers (see below for full list), sponsors and members with a special thanks to Wolf Pinther for all his efforts.

Please support out long-time member and local benefactor, Pietro Tondini, for The Civic Circle events he coordinates monthly on Wednesdays at 6pm at the Van Dyke Restaurant on 846 Lincoln Road- more information on Facebook.

These additional sponsors have provided the finances and labor to benefit local nonprofit organizations via the MBVWS:

RICE HOUSE OF KABOB
http://www.ricehouseofkabob.com

DI SANTO LLP
Legal Services provided by:
Christian S. Bruno, Esq.
cbruno@disantolaw.com

WRAPSTARS
http://www.miamiwrapstars.com

If you or anyone else is interested in including a charity of your choice for upcoming events or would like to be a sponsor, please let us know at mbveiledwinesociety@gmail.com

RESULTS 22nd EVENT:

GROUP A
1st Place:
“Grape Expectations”
“BLACK SWAN, Southeastern Australia, 2009″
(A7)
Shelley and Adam Booken

2nd Place:
“Pura Vida”
“Martin Ray, Napa Valley, 2008″
(A85)
Norbenta and Linda Fernandez;
JC and Yoe Zaldumbide

Worst wine:
“Just For Fun”
“Robert Mondavi California, 2008”
(A55)
Melissa, Teresita and Karen

GROUP B
1st Place:
“K.Y.”
“Barefoot, California, 2008″
(B77)
Rachna and Jessica

2nd Place:
“Viva La Pepa”
“Barefoot, California 2008″
(B11)
Enrique Ruiz, Isabelle Gatel, Zanaida Carbalares

Worst wine:
“How Merlot Can You Go?”
“Sonoma, Sonoma County, 2006”
(B38)
Jonathan Colastani, Karina Lifschitz, Shared Virmani

___________________________________________________________________
OUR AMAZING GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteer Coordinators:
Wolfgang Pinther
Matin Parvini

Core Volunteers:
Chris Corbin
Glenn Costales
Harriet Tribosky
Andi Steinacker
Nelson Hincapie
Paula Barrera
John Slomianowski
Ingrid McClung

Thank you all again!
Please consider being a volunteer at our next event! Without volunteers we would still be cleaning and adding up the scores! Our sincerest regrets if anyone is missing from this list.
_______________________________________________________________________
If you would like to match corresponding wine #s to certain wines, please let me know, and I will send you that information. This information will be discarded after one week.
Teams and Participants:

Our favorite team name—
“HOW MERLOT CAN YOU GO?”

Runner up-
“PRINCE HENRY IS STILL SINGLE”

Teams and Players:

A19 The 2 Non Blondes Kiki, Claudine
A49 The Champions Charles Denham, Maria Moya Posas
A76 What The Heck! Blain Heckaman, Jill Heckaman
A16 Merlot-hos Evan Pinther, Kala Pinther, Brittany Korstjens
A37 Two Hits & A Miss Mike Simmons, Doug Craig, Cherrie
A61 The Groovin’ Uva Pietro Tondini, Maria Soledad Dorr
A4 Naked Mole Rats Ian O’Flaherty, Tara Cheever
A46 Stillettos Tui Munday, Rachel Scharf
A25 Romanians Costel Neicy, Angela Chirita, Nadia Corobca
A67 Cork Dork Jonathan Cohen, Giselle Cohen
A88 Uncorked Marni Dow, Nicole Berman
A34 The Other Team Frank Gonzalez, Justin Dietrich, Eric Cannon

B20 Put A Cork in It Briella Sharkey, Keith Sharkey, Mara Sharkey
B71 Kleezers David Boizart, Katy Lily, Djuradj Babich
B17 Lot 69 Abdul Mohammed II, Michael Weil, Sarah Greg
B47 Tour de Franzia Taylor Cooke, Katie Arnold
B14 Tree of Dreams Fernando Bobadilla, Michael Bobadilla, Andrew Hall
B26 Team Perfect! Maria Cabeza, Ty Abrams, Daniel Costa, Federico Carpio
B29 Stars Luis, Gretchen
B8 Merlot Mania! Adam Abeln, Katherin Mayorga, Tyler Armstrong
B92 Prince Harry is Stil Single! Adriana Fernandez, Vera Fernandez, Alejandro Lopez
B2 PDC Peter Casas, William Arias, Ana Gonzalez
B23 Drank on the Job Jessica Hermley, Viviana Foyero, Farid Razavi
B95 Forked Tongue Naomi Stern, Alex Feierman, Neil Fromer

Allen Silanee/MBVWS
mbvws.org

Categories: Event Results

EVENT REMINDER – To Benefit Voices for Children

Just a reminder that this Saturday, 4/30/11, the MBVWS will be hosting it’s next event to benefit Voice for Children. There will be many items scheduled to be raffled valued at well over $750. Items such as:

1. Box of Padron 3000 Natural Cigrs
2. Gift basket from Aromatherapy Association
3. Private wine tasting for up to 10 people.
4. Plus many more…..

Doors open at 7:30pm and the tasting will begin at 8:30pm so be there on time and ready to have FUN FUN FUN!

Categories: Upcoming Events

Next Event – Merlot Play Time! to benefit Voices for Children

THE MIAMI BEACH VEILED WINE SOCIETY
IN CONJUNCTION WITH VOICES FOR CHILDREN
PRESENT: “MERLOT PLAY TIME”

Saturday April 30th, 2011
7:30pm to 11:00pm

SET Nightclub
320 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Doors open at 7:30PM.

Hosts:

Esi Shabani, Allen Silanee, and David De La Espriella

Three ways to RSVP:

Facebook

Blog Site:
http://www.mbvws.org

Email
wpinther@kaufmanrossin.com or
mbveiledwinesociety@gmail.com

SPONSORS:

Kaufman Rossin & Co.
Certified Public Accountants
www.kaufmanrossin.com

Rice House of Kabob
1318 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-0332

DiSanto LLP
Christian Bruno, Esq.
1000 5th Street Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 479-2616
Cbruno@disantolaw.com

Miami Wrap Stars
7520 NE 4th Court Suite 101A
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 978-5777

ONLY 2-3 players per team – (with a designated driver if needed)
A $10 suggested donation per person at the door (of course you can give more) to benefit Voices for Children (100% of the donated funds will go directly to the charity.) For more info about them:

www.voices4.org

NEW START TIME

Registration begins at 7:30pm and the event will begin at 8:30pm. If you are still in line and not registered by 8:30pm, you will be unable to compete, but you may participate. As a result, latecomers will be unable to compete for the winnings. The bottom line is: please arrive on time!

Here’s how it works:

The wine for this tasting is any Merlot red variety.
Each team of 2-3, must bring 3 bottles of the EXACT SAME WINE. For example, a team may bring 3 bottles of Barefoot California Merlot 750ML. Remember, it’s 3 bottles total per team and teams can consist of 2 to 3 people.

If you are alone and need to be part of a team to participate, let us know in your RSVP, and we will try to pair you up with someone else.

Also, please remember to think of a team name before arriving!

Food will NOT be served other than cheese and crackers. Eat before arriving, or you may pay for it.

We NEED volunteers! If you are inclined, please donate your time to help in a great cause. We will need people to host, clean, prepare the wine for tasting and take score. If you would like to help, please let us know. Volunteers will be exclusively treated to a post-event celebration. TBA.

For all of the competition rules, please visit http://www.mbvws.org.

We look forward to seeing you and please arrive on time or you will miss the competition!!

MBVWS

REMEMBER THE 3 GOLDEN RULES:

1) Come with a team (and a team name!) of 2-3 people!!
2) Bring 3 of the EXACT SAME wines per team!!
3) Read and understand the rules BEFORE arriving.

(Copyright: “Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati; Kevin Ghassomian et. al.”)

“Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Registration No. CH31822 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”

Categories: Upcoming Events
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