5th Annual Wine with The Blind

You’re invited to attend the fifth annual Wine with the Blind wine-tasting and fundraiser.  Wine with the Blind 2017 will be held on Monday, October 23 at Bravo! Italian Restaurant and Bar in Highland Village Shopping Center (Jackson, MS).  We will be setting up six tasting tables—each with a different wine + hor d’oeuvre pairing—to be sampled while guests peruse our silent auction and listen to live performances by visually impaired musicians.  ALL funds raised will benefit the MIB Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

 

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. With each purchase of a ticket, guests will receive a commerative wine glass.  Guests must be 21 or over and present a valid ID upon entrance.  For additional event information, please call 601.984.3264.

Wine with The Blind Event a Success, and Wines Revealed!

Thank you all again for attending our first annual blind wine-tasting and silent auction!  The event was a HUGE success, and we anticipate hosting another one next year (date and time TBD, but put us on your calendar anyways).  With over 200 guests, nearly all 79 silent auction items sold, and a gross amount of close to $27,000 dollars raised, we could not have asked for a better turn-out!

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for:  the revealing of the wines!  Monday night we asked you all to pick up a card with eight blanks and to fill in your guesses on the wines you were tasting!  So take out your lists, get to checking, and let us know how you did!  Which ones were your favorite?

Photo from Wine Press Blog

Photo from Wine Press Blog

Wine Table #1:  Orsino Pinot Grigio

Wine Table #2:  Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Table #3:  Simple Life Chardonnay

Wine Table #4:  Louis Guntrum Royal Blue Riesling

Wine Table #5:  Francis Coppola Votre Sante Pinot Noir

Wine Table #6:  Castle Rock Columbia Valley Merlot

Wine Table #7:  Rosenblum Syrah – Vintners Cuvee

Wine Table #8:  Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon

Wines were chosen and paired by Bravo’s staff and sommelier.  For more information on where to purchase these wines, please call Bravo at 601-982-8111.

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Are You Ready for Our Silent Auction?

As you may already know, the MIB Foundation will also be hosting a silent auction as a part of our Wine with The Blind fundraiser at Bravo! Restaurant on September 9th!  We’re so excited about it, in fact, that we’re previewing a few items from the auction here!

Footballs signed by MSU players and coaches & a ball and baseball cap signed by coach John Cohen!

Footballs signed by MSU players and coaches & a ball and baseball cap signed by coach John Cohen!

And for our Ole Miss fans out there, we didn't forget you! Check out our Hugh Freeze signed Ole Miss Football!

And for our Ole Miss fans out there, we didn’t forget you! Check out our UM football signed by Coach Hugh Freeze!

Are you a fan of MS writers?  Then this signed John Grisham book, The Racketeer, is perfect for you!

Are you a fan of MS writers? Then this signed John Grisham book, The Racketeer, is perfect for you!

Want to read that John Grisham book but don't care to carry it around? Great, we have a Nook for you!

Want to read that John Grisham book but don’t care to carry it around? Great, we have a Nook for you!

So, friends, are you ready for our silent auction?  With these items, and more–Gail Pittman pieces; hand carved, wooden pens; art work by local photographers, painters, and sketch artists; and condos in Destin–you don’t want to miss it!

In order to place bids on these amazing items, you’ll need to buy a ticket to our Wine with The Blind fundraiser–CLICK HERE.  The silent auction will open at 5:30 PM on the night of the event!  Can’t wait!