'The Grape Escape' Was Great Escape For Winter Blahs
Ideal Party Store Hosts Wine Event at Bay City Country Club
February 26, 2012
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By: Diane Szczepanski
The weather was cold and snowy, but it was a warm evening inside the Bay City Country Club for the 2nd premier wine tasting event 'The Grape Escape'
Host, Jerry Crete, owner of Ideal Party Store welcomed guests to the popular event Friday, February 24th, 2012. Attendees were able to sample wines from a large selection of different varieties. Crete offered special prices to those purchasing that evening.
"We have a good turn-out for a bad weather night", Jerry remarked. He added, "We have wine distributors, employees of Ideal Party Store and volunteers here to make this night happen".
The evening also included a Founders Brewing Co. beer sampling table. Beth Hyucki, Craft and Import Specialist at Fabiano Brothers, Inc. said, "My work is my passion and my passion is my work".
She went on to say, "The beer sampling station provides an escape for those not here for the wine, but who still wanted to be part of the event".
Ideal Party Store, one of Mid-Michigan's largest wine and party supply stores since 1934, has 2 locations, 401 Salzburg Ave and 908 N Johnson St., in Bay City, MI.
To keep informed of future events, they can also be found on Facebook.
From Left, JeanAnn DeShano, Kip LeBeau, Herb Boheim, Host Jerry Crete, and Angie Scott
Julie Ricard, left and Lynn Steve, of Chocolate Endeavors
From left, Mallori Pawlak, Kory Chartier, Miranda Pawlak, Mike Allison and AJ Trepkowski
Barb Baase, left and Linda Sevilla
From left to right, Laurie Williams, Anthony Knieper, Melissa Reed and Landon Reed
Dave and Sue Mitchell
Hearty appetizers were available thru-out the night.
Greg Diebolt pours Barb Baase a sample of Founders beer.
Latisha Garcia and Gil Narvaiz
Chair massages were available from Lida Blue of Your Healthy Balance.
Melissa Talaga and Ron Bever
Tessa and Dallas Knapp, Leslie and John Hansen, with Greg Domagalski (in black), of Domagalski Photography, who provided a photo booth for the evening
Tasters line up for samples of wines.
Anne VanSumeren, left with Deb Woody, owner of Platinum Title
From left, Aimee Gasche, Kaylin Gennette, center and Samantha Oard
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