Guest Author - Jim Fortune
Save the Date:
June 6-14, 2008
Central Florida's premier wine event series is back for 2008! Now in its 12th year, WineQuest features a selection of fine wine tastings, dinners, auctions and interactive seminars offering something for all tastes. Explore the legendary area locations, exquisite wines and unparalleled field expertise for a truly memorable experience that is unmatched. Sample, sip and savor to discover the tastes that are right for you.
Benefitting from the WineQuest event series,
Quest Inc. is able to provide services to more than 1,000 people with developmental disabilities in the Central Florida community each day with your support.
As people’s needs keep growing and the cost of delivering critical services keeps rising, a constant challenge for Quest is to find the financial resources for people with developmental disabilities. Lack of sufficient funds has caused them to turn people away at times. To help them bridge the funding gap, they are looking for support from the community.
Florida has been experiencing reduced revenue rates, affecting many budgets in the state, including that of disability care. Despite the fact that the revenue may be decreasing, the needs of the people they serve are not. With the introduction of recent state spending cut proposals that would astronomically reduce funding even more, it’s more important than ever to work together to make up the difference.
Your participation in the 12th annual WineQuest event series helps provide quality services to more people and ensure they receive the resources they critically need. Quest couldn’t continue to offer the variety of exceptional programs without the help of people like you. Your involvement enables them to serve 1,000 people in the Central Florida community each day.
Personal donations, grants, corporate sponsorships, QuestWorks contract jobs, in-kind gifts, volunteer hours, and participation in our annual Quest for Independence Luncheon are other ways you can contribute to Quest. To find out more about
Wine Quest visit and click the link.
Be sure to see the Wine Quest University where you can take a course in wine tasting. The course is led by Master Sommeliers John Blazon, Brian Koziol and George Miliotes. This expert panel will demonstrate the five-step deductive tasting method. In addition to learning how to identify different varietals and styles of wine, you’ll have the opportunity to taste wines from across the continents for an experience that will heighten your senses and delight your palate! It will be a lot of fun and the course is limited to 100 people, enabling you to receive indivual attention.
If you would care to make a donation directly online you may do so at
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Jim Fortune - the Bella Online Wine Guy