Maria Baniel is an Independent Wine Consultant and supporter of Garden State Woman who conducted a wine tasting event for the Garden State Woman Education Foundation last week at Lenfell, the Mansion at the Florham campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
We love to hold events at FDU. The setting is elegant, especially this time of year when the grounds are beautiful. It is fun to let your imagination wander back in time and speculate on the life style of the residents of this magnificent property. For this event, Ashley Overa and Michael Malinowski treated us to wonderful music. Joseph Knight of Knight & Hammer displayed his extensive collection of custom made jewelry, donating 20% of sales back to us. We thank all our many guests who were surprised by a door prize drawing of a trip to Italy (not airfare) given by Anna Maria Sorrentino of Shop, Wine and Dine. As usual, the event went smoothly because of the careful planning of our own Megan Sones.
There are always behind the scenes events that contribute to any successful endeavor. Our thanks to Bourbon Street Liquors in Flemington for their support and Dianna and Adam Lee of Siduri Wines in California for generously donating their wines.
Wines that were sampled included:
Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée • California • Chardonnay