What We're Drinking Now.... and Who's Cookin'


Announcing Jenny Wagner of Wagner Family Wines to attend the 11th Annual Auction to represent what started as her mother's winery, Emmolo. We recommend the 2013 Merlot. Jenny's goal for this wine was to create a "well-balanced Merlot with superbly rich fruit, soft tannins, and dark color. This first release exhibits aromas of mahogany smoke, leather and brown spice, while earthy flavors intertwine with caramelized plum and smooth tannins reminiscent of ground cocoa." The Oak Knoll location provides a mild climate which allows the berries to hang on the vine longer, letting them fully mature.  We are excited to have Jenny as well are her husband Edward Clark, winemaker of Amizetta Estate Winery.

New to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Chef lineup is Ty Thames. Chef Jonathan "Ty" Thames is a Mississippi native. Pursuing Italian cuisine in Parma, Italy, then moving back to Washington DC where he worked at the Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, he then moved to Bethesda Maryland to regional Italian fine dining restaurant Centro. Recognized in many publications such as the Washinton Times and the Washington Post, he has since traveled back to his roots. Back in the Magnolia State, he take civic responsibility and believes in natural ingredients. Restaurant Tyler has been recognized in Southern Living and Garden & Gun magazines.

Posted on Thursday, December 3, 2015

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