This is the most spectacular Pennywise I've ever assembled.
Next weekend, we had planned to be hosting a wonderful party/tasting, our 8th annual Drink Pink. Drink Pink sprang from a love of delicious crisp rosé, coupled with a strong desire to help eradicate cancer. Every year, as the new rosés arrive, we pause for one magnificent day and devote ourselves to pink wine and cancer care fundraising. Over the years, we’ve added in some other beverages-mixed drinks, other wines, cider, even beer- for those lost souls who believe they don’t like rosé. We’ve had raffles, great music, and great fun. But best of all, we’ve raised a significant amount of $ for cancer care charities.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 had rather different plans for us this year. Since the lockdown began in March, we’ve canceled dozens of events: tastings, seminars, fundraisers. But honestly, this one really hurts.
I have lost way too many people I loved to cancer. I miss them, very much begrudge their loss, and am heartbroken to know that over 600,000 people will die from cancer or cancer-related complications this year in the US. So I simply refuse to cancel this event.
We can’t host a public tasting, but we can still sell our Drink Pink cups. For each and every cup sold, we will donate $20 to Relay for Life of Western Norfolk. So get your cup, already! (We’re nearly out.)
Then, check in on May 29-31. For 3 days, both in-store and online, we’re featuring the wines and spirits that would have been poured at Drink Pink. They’re set up by ‘Table’, and all of our favorites are there: Sheri, AJ, Tony, Jamie, Morgan, Mad River Distillers, and many, many more. We’ll donate 5% of everything you buy to Relay for Life. And because we cannot run an online raffle (sadly not legal), we are instead offering up door prizes. Every purchase will be entered into that drawing, and as usual, our suppliers have come through with amazing prizes. A Whistlepig Piggyback cocktail gift bag, magnums of rosé, limited edition Tuscan wine, a Mad River Distillers cocktail trio, and more.
Now please excuse me; I have an event to plan.