On Sunday, November 15 I will be pouring once again for the Ladies of Philoptohos at the 2nd Greek Wine and Food tasting event from 3:00-6:00p.m at Hellenic Center on Park Avenue in Poughkeepsie. I poured at this event last year and they had quite a turnout. The women of the Ladies of Philoptohos really know how to put out a spread. Just the food alone is a reason to come!
In case you are wondering, no I am not Greek. However, my mother-in-law is from Athens, but that is not how I got involved with this event. My long time childhood friend Demetra asked me to pour last year and once again this year. How can I turn her down, she played Monopoly with me when all my friends went to the Prom and I didn’t have a date. After we waved her sister Kally and her date off in the Limo, her dad offered me a shot of Ouzo to drown my sorrows, (before all you people go nuts, the drinking age was 18 then.) Even though I was down in the dumps that day Demetra made it worse by beating me at Monopoly. Yes, Demetra, I’ll never forget! Childhood friendships are to cherish, they are the friends that will always be there for you, no matter if you talk every day or once a year. It’s once a year Demetra makes that call and I accept.
The cost is $25 and below are the wines that will be poured. I’ll have a complete report next week on the wines I tasted.