Imagine Nation to host second annual wine tasting event

Published on Monday, 5 February 2018 22:23
Written by Lorenzo Burgio


BRISTOL - Tickets are on sale for the Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center’s Second Annual From the Vine Wine Tasting.

“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Heather Grance, marketing specialist. “Last year, we raised over $8,000, and this year we are hoping to top that because the event is an essential component of our fundraising for the year.”

The proceeds will be used to support Imagine Nation’s educational initiatives throughout the year, Grance explained.

Attendees can taste a variety of different wines provided by Maple End Package store while enjoying light blues performed by the band, Silk ‘n Steel, she said. There will also be a variety spirits and beers for attendees that prefer different refreshments, she added.

The event will feature Emily’s Catering Group of Bristol, who will have an array of menu options including a Mediterranean “grazing table,” a risotto Milanese “Martini” station, beef bourguignon, warm spinach and artichoke dip and chicken marsala bites over polenta, Grance said.

Nuchie’s will also be sponsoring an Italian specialty table with a variety of cheeses and cured meats, Grance said. The event will also have a dessert bar with a wide variety of sweet treats, she added.

There will also be a variety of creative activities organized for attendees, such as making wine charms and painting wine glasses, she said.

Furthermore, a silent auction is set to take place during the event on the second floor, Grance said. Attendees can win many different health, fitness, dining, entertainment, professional, home wine, spit and sporting goods in the auction, Grance noted. Imagine Nation is accepting donations for the auction.

There is already a list of sponsors for the event, but there is still room for more, Grance pointed out.

There are four sponsorship opportunities: A wine-tasting sponsor for $2,500, a small-plates sponsor for $1,000, a dessert sponsor for $500, and an auction sponsor for $250. The sponsorship deadline is April 1.

The fundraiser was organized by the From the Vine Wine Tasting Planning Committee, Grance said. “I think it’s going to be a great event. The committee’s enthusiasm is exciting.”

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on Imagine Nation’s website, or its Facebook page. Limited tickets will be sold at the door.

The event is slated for April 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St.

Lorenzo Burgio can be reached at 860-801-5088 or by email at

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Monday, 5 February 2018 22:23. Updated: Monday, 5 February 2018 22:25.