In celebration of its 100th Birthday, The Dillard House is offering a Wine & Dine Event plus Hotel Package (use PROMO CODE WINE) you'll never forget!
We're showcasing North Georgia wines with fans and friends. TV personality, award-winning sommelier and comedian, Laurie Forster, delivers an edgy, off-beat hilarious show where wine meets punchline. Using her down to earth approach to wine education, Forster peels back the labels of a few of her favorite North Georgia wines while she exposes some the deep secrets of the wine industry and why she thinks its so darn funny! Relax with a glass (or three!) of wine, because with Forster there are no formalities when it comes to drinking. This is a tasting that will forever change how you look at wine.
Forster has made national guest appearances on the Dr. Oz Show, FOX Morning News, and Martha Stewart Living Today. Her mobile app “The Wine Coach” was listed as one of the Top 8 Wine Apps in Wine Enthusiast.
Wine, Dine, and Punchlines is an original comedy show & wine tasting that includes on-stage audience participation. During the show, Forster leaves no stone unturned when it comes to talking about wine and why we like it. Maybe you love the full body of a Malbec or the smooth buttery finish of a chardonnay. Who knows? Who cares? But by the end of this show three things are certain. You are confident about what you like, exhausted from laughing and completely relaxed.
Chef Tim Dondero, Executive Chef of Donderos’ Kitchen, a family-run international café and market in Athens, Georgia, will serve as guest chef for this event. An international medical researcher, as well as a chef, cooking teacher, and food writer, Chef Dondero’s focus is to delight patrons with exciting, authentic international food. He has served as guest chef at the Istanbul Cafe and at Cafe 458 in Atlanta, and has taught international cooking at Evening at Emory in Atlanta and The Rolling Pin in Athens. He has lived as well as cooked in Southeast Asia, Africa, and traveled extensively in his work.
General Admission Tickets: $75 which includes a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres, tastings of 4 wines during the comedy show and a 4-course dinner.
VIP tickets: $100 includes all of the above plus a special hour with The Wine Coach Laurie Forster, a free copy of her award-winning book, “The Sipping Point,” while you enjoy one of her favorite sparkling wines.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM VIP EVENT
6:30 - 7:00 PM Reception with passed hors d’ouevres and first wine served
7:00 PM Comedy Show and Wine Tasting. Guests will taste North Georgia wines from five nearby vineyards: 12 Spies Vineyard, Stonewall Creek Vineyards, Tiger Mountain Vineyards, Hightower Creek Vineyards, and Crane Creek Vineyards. This event is being tied into the 2017 Wine Highway Weekend sponsored by The Winegrowers Association of Georgia.
8:00 PM Dinner prepared by Chef Tim Dondero
Cash bar will be available so you can order additional glasses of your favorite wines.
Is there a discounted hotel package for this event?
Yes, visit The Dillard House for special pricing options. Use PROMO CODE WINE when making reservations.
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?
Yes, participants must be 21 or older. ID must be shown.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferrable.
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