Drink wine and help a charity at Whole Foods in Short Pump.
“Hey honey, I’m going to the grocery store … to drink wine!” I tell you, it’s way better than buying milk.
Like wine? Like helping charities? If so, attending Whole Foods on Fridays from 5-7 p.m. is a must. Whole Foods’ “Five After Five” at Short Pump is a $5 wine tasting – you get a wine glass, five different wine samples (generous portions!), with five food pairings. It’s like a real-life version of Top Chef. Different stations are setup throughout the store, you’ll start in the produce section and end in the bakery with a dessert wine. It’s the perfect event for a casual date (hey, there’s nothing like making googly eyes over wine in the seafood section) or a night out with friends. Big perk: all the proceeds go to charity. During January, “Five After Five” supports the Autism Grant.
I attended in December and had the opportunity to check out wines from California, South Africa, Spain and Italy. Fair Hills Bust Stop White had to be my favorite. Crisp and peachy, but not too sweet – and fair trade! Little did I know that I’d become a fan of lemongrass fish and noodle soup while I was there, as well. Whole Foods has recipes on hand as well, so if you like what you eat, you can make it at home (and, if you like, buy ingredients while at the store). Bring your wine glass back next time and they’ll knock a $1 off your entry.
So what are you doing this Friday? Head on out to Whole Foods’ “Five After Five” for some great wines, delicious food and a good time. Plus, you’ll be helping the Autism Grant.
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