Celebratory Sipping

The city was echoing with the clinks of wine glasses and delightful cries of “Cheers!” on Memorial Day weekend. That’s because the 16th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience served more than 15, 000 glasses from 1,000 different types of wine. Among the weekend events were a series of Vintner dinners at dozens of New Orleans’ premier restaurants, plus a Royal Street Stroll, which offered an evening of rare antiques, fine art, live jazz and wine at various Royal Street shops and galleries.

A nonprofit organization, NOWFE also offered seminars, tastings and a “Bubbles and Brunch.” NOWFE  donated proceeds to local organizations involved in food, hospitality and tourism industries, among others.

Joyce Geodbold, Sandy Shilstone and Mimi Rice

Anthony Spizale, Mark Needham and Brian Panozzo

Howard Brown, Mary Bartholomew and Bill Doerries

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