Fountian Head's Special Guests....
Wednesday night I had the privilege of attending the Ladies of the Vine Wine dinner in the Fountain Head Country Club ballroom! This event was hosted by the accomplished and well-traveled Alex Elman from Alex Elman Wines, as well as the local Bacchus Wine & Spirits located in Hagerstown, MD. The night was filled with great wine, good fun and delicious food prepared by our exquisite culinary staff!
Ladies were greeted first by a refreshing glass of Peach Sangria, then by Alex herself as well as her Seeing Eye dog “General”! Alex lost her sight completely in her twenties due to Juvenile Diabetes, but never lost her passion for life and fine wines! Accompanying Alex was her sales rep and soon to be brother in law Wayne, who travels along with Alex on her many appearances and tasting adventures! The two of them shared an amazing story with all of the ladies, and introduced each wine as it was brought to the table for tasting. We all had a wonderful time listening, conversing, and of course TASTING!!
The four courses that were served to us paired extremely well with the wines and filled our pallets with tastes that we never expected! (my favorite being the grilled beef medallions paired with a special mixture of wines create by Alex herself!) …oh and of course the DESSERT- chocolate fudge brownies, white chocolate mousse, and bitter sweet shavings, which we washed down with a delicious Cabernet! Our Executive Chef Todd Reynolds really pulled out all of the stops for this meal and we thank him tremendously!
Everyone who attended had a lovely enjoyed meeting Alex…and “General” the big flirt….one member even won a raffle of two Alex Elman wines and her heavenly Olive Oil! (which was amazing as well…dipping fresh bread in the oil with pepper and parmesan was another highlight of my night!)
Be sure to visit Bacchus Wine & Spirits in Hagerstown, Maryland where you can buy Alex’s Wines at a great price!!