On February 11, 2011 nearly 100 friends of St. Anthony’s gathered at Gap Inc for A Toast to the First 60 Years, a benefit featuring Kevin Zraly.
Kevin Zraly is the founder of the Windows on the World Wine School which has graduated over 20,000 students and an author of a book by the same name (over 3 million copies sold). Before the event, Kevin spent his morning at St. Anthony’s, where we learned about his personal connection to St. Anthony and his roots in the faith community.
The event began with Domaine Carneros Brut served with an array of appetizers in the Gap Inc lobby. The lobby is an amazing space on a beautiful sunny California day and houses some of the Fischer family’s art collection.
After the reception, guests proceeded to the 2 Folsom Cafe for Kevin Zraly’s One Hour Wine Expert seminar. Guests tasted six different wines including Trefethen Riesling, Whitehall Lane Sauvingnon Blanc, Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, Papapietro Perry Pinot Noir, Hall Merlot, and Peju Cabernet Sauvignon. Kevin had the whole room laughing while learning throughout the course with his witty anecdotes and humble approach to wine.
After the seminar, guests enjoyed dinner accompanied by their favorite wines and finally toasted the night with their choice of dessert wine:a Tawny Port or Gewurztraminer.
Mr. Zraly stayed to sign books and pose in pictures with every table. It was a great event with smiles all around!