Spring welcomed with Rotary wine tasting

Dear Editor,
The Clarkston Rotary held its annual wine tasting event heralding in another spring in Michigan, May 14.
Andiamo Trattoria in Clarkston graciously opened their doors and proved to be the consummate host to over 200 patrons and supporters of Rotary. The weather finally cooperated and the warm sunny weather allowed for the outer doors to remain open. People were greeted to soft music from a pianist.
Guests gathered to taste featured wine pourings from six northern Michigan wineries, sample from an array of palate pleasing Andiamo appetizers and desserts. Auction items gathered interest and the bidding often became intense.
Bel Lago, Black Star Farms, Brys Estates, Forty-Five North, Hawthorne and Laurentide, all located in the Traverse City and Leelanau Peninsula area, provided a wide variety of white and red wines intended to intrigue everyone.
The evening was a success, allowing people to stroll and socialize, sample wine and food, and benefit the Clarkston Rotary’s commitment to local and international service projects. Andiamo Trattoria as a first time host exceeded all expectations and clearly put forth an outstanding effort.
Please be sure and watch for upcoming announcements for our club’s annual A Taste for the Holidays held at Bordine Nursery in late October by visiting clarkstonrotary.org. The event features wines of the world, craft beers, artisan alcohols and food samplings from many local restaurants.
Thank you to everyone who attended, donated items or volunteered in making the event evening an absolute success.
The Clarkston Rotary Club

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