I was honored to be asked to host an event last month for Mockingbird Station centered around wine, food and art.  In the spirit of full disclosure, I am a member of the “Influencers Council” for Mockingbird Station and I was happy to help.  This event featured more than 15 pieces of original artwork by Dallas-based artists Michael Cross and Samantha McCurdy.

I worked with the good folks at Pioneer Wine Company to come up with affordable, yet off the beaten path wines.  We served Secco Italian Bubbles, 2010 Tikal Patriota and 2010 Glatzer Gruner Veltliner.

My favorite part of the event – keep the wine was good and the art was awesome – was the opportunity to bring in a great charity, Cafe Momentum.  Chefs from Café Momentum, a nonprofit restaurant concept conceived by Parigi co-owners Chad Houser and Janice Provost, transforms young lives by equipping at-risk youth with life skills, education and employment opportunities.   They catered the food and were the recipients of the raffle.

It was an awesome event – more than 80 of you came out to support me and made me realize that the most fun part of this blog (other than drinking wine of course) is getting to hang with you guys.  And when you can give something back to the community, that’s the icing on the cake.