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Roost Books Charity Event

I was thrilled to be a part of the Roost Books charity event at Neighborhood Studio, founded by Jodi Moreno and my dear friend Hetty McKinnon. Not only was it for an amazing cause (all ticket proceeds were donated to National Partnership for Women and Families) but I got to meet the ladies of Roost Books, sample the delicious food of many of their authors and spend time in the stunning new Neighborhood Studio space!

It was a potluck event (although the fanciest potluck I've been to given how beautiful the food was) so it was a fun challenge to decide which wines to pair without knowing exactly what was being served. I did know the dishes would be vegetarian so I focused on a line up of light, crisp wines that wouldn't overshadow the vegetables. 

I went with Roederer Estate Brut Rosé to start. I find this is always a crowd pleaser because it's refreshing while still having some ripeness. It's also a beautiful blush color, which is a fun way to set the tone for a Spring event!

For dinner, I chose the 2014 Heitz Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, a classic California Sauv that is fruit forward but balanced while also being organic, yay! And I chose 2015 Henry Fessy Beaujolais Village for the red. In general, I think Beaujolais is a fantastic red option to serve with vegetables as it's low in tannins with a nice balance of fruit and acidity. 

All in all, it was a beautiful night! I had so much fun being part of a wonderful cause and spending time in the Neighborhood Studio space with old and new friends!




All photos taken by the very talented Maria Midões and beautiful flowers by Heart &Soil Flowers.

Adrienne Voboril