The Wine Tasting Gala: Five Great Things to Expect

 The 10th Annual Wine Tasting Gala – A Milestone Celebration is coming on March 21st.  If the past nine years are any indication, it’s going to be another spectacular, memorable night at the Wells Fargo Center!  If you’re almost ready to get your tickets, here are five great things to expect:


Last year, Southern Wine and Spirits of North Florida presented over 250 incredible wine selections from some of the best names in the wine industry: Charles Krug, Ferrari Carano, Francis Coppolla, Mondavi, Moet Hennessey and countless more.  You can expect an even more tantalizing selection on March 21st, and you can expect to find a wine to fall in love with!


There will be plenty of great wine at the Wine Tasting Gala, but it’s great food that takes the tasting experience to a new level of enjoyment.  This year, you can expect your taste buds to sing after sampling the best food in Jacksonville prepared by dozens of the top restaurants and eateries in the city.  From appetizers to sample-sized main course offerings to delicious desserts, you can expect to come away with a taste of heaven.


Always a highlight at the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Wine Tasting Gala, the auction represents a fabulous collection of priceless items and experiences that always generate quite a buzz.  You can expect to bid on everything from sports and celebrity memorabilia to dream vacation packages to one-of-a-kind experiences and items.  You can also expect to experience the thrill of winning great prizes…well, at least you can expect to be in the running!


Every year, the Wine Tasting Gala is the go-to event for meeting great people and doing a little elbow-rubbing with some celebrities.  Since this year represents the 10th year of the Gala, it is truly going to be A Milestone Celebration.  You can expect to share the evening with some of the most influential business people in Jacksonville, plenty of local and national celebrities, and of course, your host, Coach Coughlin himself.  However, most importantly, you’ll be able to spend time with some of the courageous children and wonderful families that have tackled childhood cancer and find out firsthand just how amazing it feels to help them.


In the end, after all the great wine, food, stuff, and people, you can expect to end the evening with great feelings about what the Wine Tasting Gala is all about.  You can expect to come away with a deeper understanding of the incredible things that are happening for struggling families.  You can expect to feel your heart beating a little bit faster when you see the kind of impact you can really have on the lives of these beautiful children.  You can expect to feel enlightened, encouraged, empowered, and emboldened.  You can expect to feel…like celebrating.

All this now begs the question: can we expect you to BE THERE?