July 15, 2016

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation

Author: Maureen Mikel

Orlando's Taste of the Nation 2016Are you getting antsy with anticipation for Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry? We don’t blame you! So many culinary delights and premium wine, cocktail and beer tastings await – not to mention all the goodies to bid on in the Silent Auction!

The great news is, there are so many events you can attend leading up to Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry that will help satiate that event hunger, and better yet, benefit the cause! Read More …

April 6, 2016

Michelle Pettinger Talks Pairing Wine with Shoes

Author: Guest Blogger

VanillaPuddinPairingCome along with me and find out how it is possible to pair Wine with Shoes!

When I first heard Wine Women & Shoes I have to admit to being perplexed. I knew plenty of ladies who loved both of those things but as a combination it surprised me.

So how exactly do you pair wine with shoes?

My current favorite wine is ‘The Velvet Devil’ it’s a cheeky Merlot out of Washington State.

I first encountered it in a restaurant not far from our Walk on Water friends in Lake Mary, who are vendors this year and part of a wonderful group of businesses who provide shopping opportunities for us at the event and donate 20% of their sales to Wine Women & Shoes.

So what pair of shoes might be paired with my favorite ‘The Velvet Devil‘? On reading the label, I am told to avoid a number of activities but there is nothing about avoiding heels, so off we go! Read More …

February 10, 2016

It’s Official! Wine Women & Shoes Tickets Now On Sale.

Author: Melissa Kear

Wine Women & Shoes Tickets on sale

Tickets are officially on sale for the 6th Annual Wine Women & Shoes. This event, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, will take place April 30th at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.

Tickets are $125 for General Admission and $185 for VIP (includes signature event swag bag, table seating, complimentary valet parking and more). Tickets are limited, so grab your tickets before they sell out at www.feedhopenow.org/wws. Read More …

August 3, 2015

Top 10 Ways to Experience Orlando’s Taste of the Nation

Author: Guest Blogger

Top 10 Ways to Experience Orlando's Taste of the NationOrlando’s Taste of the Nation is back again this year on August 8, 2015 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. To prepare for this amazing evening of signature dishes from Central Florida’s best chefs, and fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 ways to experience this year’s Taste event.

1.  Whet your taste buds: Prep your tummy for feasting with a light lunch beforehand.

2.  Consume more by wearing comfy shoes: With 43 restaurants and two dozen wine and spirit stations spanning a room larger than two football fields, this event is a test of decadent endurance.

3.  The key is wine: Don’t miss your shot at winning an instant wine cellar of 150 bottles of wine. If your key opens the wine door, you’re the winner! Read More …

February 26, 2015

The 5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes

Author: Maureen Mikel

Wine Women & Shoes Orlando 2015Did you know that tickets are on sale now for Second Harvest Food Bank’s 5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes presented by Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies? For those of you who are thinking about becoming first time guests, and even for those of you who have attended Wine Women & Shoes events in the past, I will tell you- this is an event you won’t want to miss!

On Saturday, April 11th, Wine Women & Shoes Orlando is back for it’s 5th year, and to celebrate this milestone, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! The afternoon will be filled with an incredible variety of wine tastings, delicious hors d’oeuvres, the chance to shop for shoes, handbags and accessories from some of Orlando’s premiere boutiques all in one stop, and did I mention Shoe Guys?? I’m sure I caught you on that last part – yes, Shoe Guys. They’ll be at the event to showcase featured items from the select vendors, making your shopping experience as easy and fun as possible! Read More …

April 29, 2014

A Sip-Sational Day at Wine Women & Shoes!

Author: Jen Landress

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida Presents Wine Women & Shoes Orlando 2014Stilettos, wedges, and sandals oh my! It looked like every woman that arrived on the red carpet was ready to compete for “Best in Shoe” at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Wine Women & Shoes event!

On April 12, 2014 over 400 ladies shopped, sipped fabulous wine, and supported our neighbors who struggle for food at this 4th annual event. SeaWorld invited us back to their Ports of Call event space which includes a beautiful room, scenic outside patio, and of course a few animal friends! Thank you SeaWorld Park & Resorts for your support and generosity!

Without further ado I’d like to announce that Wine Women & Shoes 2014 raised $131,688! With these much needed funds Second Harvest will be able to provide $1,185,192 worth in food value for people that need it most because of your generous contributions. Read More …