Palestine Magazine October 2018 - Page 12

PALESTINE EVENTS Wine Swirl celebrates fifth anniversary C hristmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially when topped with wine, culinary pairings, and local shopping during Palestine Main Street’s annual Wine Swirl. “The annual Wine Swirl, now in its fifth year, is definitely a crowd pleaser,” said Palestine Main Street Manager Greg Laudadio. “It takes all the things that make our Historic Palestine Main Street District great and rolls them up into one event. “There is something for all tastes: great wine, great food, historic architecture, unique shopping experiences, Christmas music playing as you stroll the city streets, and fun times with great people.” The Wine Swirl will begin at 4 p.m. on Dec. 10. It run until 8 p.m. All ticket holders will receive a commemorative wine glass, a map of the Swirl route, and samples from all 15 of the wine and food “tasting rooms” in host downtown businesses, Laudadio said. Attendees can pick up their Swirl packets the night of the event at the check-in station in the lobby of the Historic Redlands Hotel, 400 N. Queen St. Tickets for the wine tasting and culinary samplings are $25; this year offers an optional VIP Champagne Reception for $35. The VIP Reception, from 7 to 10 p.m. will entertain in the Oxbow Hollow. Guests will enjoy live music, sparkling wine, and other libations from the Cocktail Camper, provided by Michelle Merryman Bell. The Palestine Main Street Wine Swirl will offer a fantastic opportunity for holiday shopping with wine. Story by PENNYLYNN WEBB Contributed photos