DCWAF Sommelier, Brooklyn Bain's Top Picks for New Year's Eve Bubbles

As many of you know, my philosophy is that bubbles are for every occasion, but especially for New Year's Eve. There's no better way to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new than with a delicious glass of sparkling wine. I also recently read that there are over 2 million bubbles in a glass of Champagne…so it's practically air, which is good... Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 18, 2023

Ways to Give: Supporting Dcwaf This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to join us in spreading joy and goodwill by helping children in need in Northwest Florida. There are many ways to get involved with us throughout the year, all of which benefit our 17 local charity partners who work tirelessly to serve kids in our community.    Join us for One of our Wine and Continue reading

Published on Monday, December 4, 2023

The Season of Giving

'Tis the season of giving, and what better way to embrace the holiday spirit than by supporting local charities that are making a significant impact on the lives of children in our community? Our 17 children's charity partners, each with its unique mission and purpose, allow you to make a difference in the lives of the youth in our area. Whether it' Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 20, 2023

DCWAF Sommelier, Brooklyn Bain's Thanksgiving Wine Pairing Recommendations

With Thanksgiving approaching, it's time to look at versatile wines with pairing options and tastebuds! If your family is anything like mine, there will be many palates and preferences. It's hard to please everyone, but this list to build a mixed case will help get you there. There is something for everyone: comfortable and familiar, adventurous Continue reading

Published on Monday, November 13, 2023

Helpful Bidding Strategies For Harvest Wine and Food Festival Weekend

Get ready to dust off your virtual paddles because the 7 th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival auction opens October 19 at 9am! To help you prepare to bid high and bid often, we put together a list of bidding strategies for this weekend’s event:   Choose Your Favorite Lots - Stay ahead of the game and figure out which lots are your favorite Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Talent Spotlight: Headlining Vintners and Spirits at the 7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival

Prepare to embark on a journey through the world of fine wines and spirits with an exceptional lineup of vintners and spirits at the 7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival, set to take place from October 19th through 22nd in the enchanting surroundings of WaterColor. This event promises to be a haven for oenophiles and spirits enthusiasts alike Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Team Spotlight: Brooklyn Bain, Director of Events & Beverage

Our Director of Events & Beverage, Brooklyn Bain’s birthday is August 22nd and we want to take a moment to share a little about her journey and experience at DCWAF as we celebrate her and another great trip around the sun.   After graduating from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Photography, Brooklyn Continue reading

Published on Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Introducing Harvest After Dark

This year’s event brings a new spin to a past festival favorite, Al Fresco Reserve Tasting. Harvest After Dark offers a lively yet upscale ambiance, inviting a limited crowd to indulge in an evening of elevated wines, unlikely pairings, and culinary delights crafted by talented celebrity chefs from across the southeast on Friday, October 20 starting... Continue reading

Published on Friday, August 4, 2023

Cocktails are Better Together: Spotlight on Harvest Headliner Christine Tarpey

A Florida native, Tarpey decided to take her love for beverages on the road and fine-tune her skills in the big city lights such as Las Vegas and Dallas. During her travels, she worked under many Master Sommeliers, celebrity chefs, and other beverage professionals, propelling her into a life full of beverage exploration. She soon realized that her passion... Continue reading

Published on Sunday, July 23, 2023

Best 4th of July Food Pairings with Sparkling Wine

It's almost Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a crisp bottle of bubbly? Traditional 4th of July fair can be the perfect complement for the acidity and effervescence of sparkling wines. Read on for some of our favorite 4th of July pairings!   Gruet Blanc de Noirs This sparkling wine features tasty aromas, a meat-worthy Continue reading

Published on Monday, July 3, 2023

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