Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre and Uncorked Founder Kris Schroeder.
PENN QUARTER --
The District had an early reason to give thanks yesterday evening as one hundred or so Washingtonians gathered on the second floor of Clyde’s of Gallery Place
, for the fifth annual Uncorked charity wine tasting and dinner.
The popular event invited guests to dig into a traditional Thanksgiving dinner paired with three different glasses of white wine and three of red wine, hand-picked by Washington Post
wine columnist Dave McIntyre
Speaking about the dinner’s humble beginnings in his living room, founder Kris Schroeder
happily announced that this year’s celebration was expected to raise more than $14,000 for the D.C.-based So Others Might Eat
Conceived of in 1970, SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the city’s poor and homeless, by providing food, clothing, and health care when needed.
Given that the Washington metropolitan region ranks first in wine consumption
throughout the country, with an average of 6.6 gallons consumed per capita, it’s perhaps not surprising that Thursday night’s dinner quickly sold-out.
Vino, good company, and Clyde’s Thanksgiving fare weren’t the only attraction either, with a trio of silent auction tables (benefiting SOME) offering all sorts of early holiday treats for attendees.