SATURDAY – AUGUST 17th – 5-9 PM
RED TAIL GOLF CLUB – AVON

  • LEARN BOURBON HISTORY & HOW TO TASTE BOURBON LIKE A PRO
  • WINE & BOURBON PAIRINGS WITH SELECTED DELICACIES TO TEASE YOUR PALATE
  • THREE FOOD STATIONS & DESSERT

Event Presenters & Activities

SAMANTHA MERCADO
Whiskey Instructor & Boisset Ambassador will present the history of Bourbon – America’s Spirit! After Sam’s presentation, you’ll be able to taste bourbon like a pro!

Sam will also lead us in savoring the pairings of fine foods with wine & bourbon this evening!

Rick Porrello

Author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia and To Kill the Irishman will conduct his fascinating presentation on the history of Cleveland’s mafia and the influence the organization had on Northeast Ohio.

SILENT AUCTION

Several unique items will be on hand to browse and bid at this amazing silent auction. As items are registered with event, items can be previewed here on the site prior to the event date.

The Bourbon & Wine Tasting

The Bourbon History Event will begin with a signature bourbon cocktail: The Classic Old Fashioned featuring Laird Applejack. Other signature bourbons presented during the tasting include: Elijah Craig Small Batch & Old Forester 1920. Featured wine tastings include: 2022 Buena Vista The Sheriff Red Blend and De Lalisse Champere.

 

The Event Menu

TABLE 1

Shrimp Cocktail
Mediterranean Veg Platter, Hummus, Whipped Feta Dip & Pita
Smoked Salmon Crostini
Bacon Wrapped Dates

TABLE 2

Wild Mushroom & Brie Flatbreads
Four Cheese w/Prosciutto Flatbreads
Lobster Rangoon
Stuffed Mushrooms w/ Creamy Horseradish Sauce

TABLE 3

BBQ Brisket Burnt Ends
Honey Bourbon Meatballs
Butternut Squash Ravioli in Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Fried Gouda Mac & Cheese Bites

Event Cost: $75 per person. Table Sponsorships – $650 which includes eight tickets and unique event favors for eight guests.

Cash bar available for beverage choices in addition to our provided signature cocktail, bourbon and wine tastings.

Reserve Bottles of 2022 The Sheriff of Buena Vista Red Blend may be purchased in advance of the event and will be provided to purchasers at the end of the event. This special-branded bottle memorializes our campaign and this event.  Reserve orders are $60 for this special bottle. Only 24 bottles are available.

2022 Buena Vista The Sheriff Red Blend – tasting notes
Appearance: 

This wine has a deep crimson hue.

Aroma: 

Opulent scents of red currant, ripe blackberry, and accented by a hint of gardenia. Medium bodied, this wine carries a sumptuously smooth texture and elegant tannins.

Palate: 

Delicate hints of herbs and velvety dark chocolate add depth to the luscious fruit notes on the palate. The finish is long, lavish, and utterly delightful.

Agoston Haraszthy (shown left), a Hungarian Count, elected first Sheriff of San Diego County, later went on to gain fame as the “Father of the California wine industry” in the Napa-Sonoma area today known as Buena Vista.

Haraszthy was born in 1812, in Pest, Hungary. The Haraszthys were a Hungarian noble family who traced their roots to Ung county in northeastern Hungary, now part of Hungary, Slovakia and Ukraine. Ágoston owned estates in a part of southern Hungary called the Bácska, now a part of Serbia. Ágoston’s father-in-law was Ferenc Dedinszky, the superintendent of a large estate at Futak on the Danube River where, among other things, vines were cultivated and wine was produced. Haraszthy was engaged in the wine business in and around Futak before moving to the United States in 1840.

Like many others, Haraszthy was excited by news of the discovery of gold in California in 1848, and by the end of that year he completed plans for travel to California. However, he was not interested in gold, he was interested in wine in the San Diego valley. While building his winery, the first election was held under the new American administration of California. Haraszthy was elected sheriff of San Diego County on April 1, 1850. He also served as city marshal. In his capacity as a private contractor, he built a jail for the city of San Diego, which was completed in 1851.