On Tuesday, August 25, the AFLCR and Shelburne Vineyard held a wine-tasting that doubled as a fund-raiser for the Association for Africans Living in Vermont and the Janet S. Munt Family Room. About 35 people attended. Directors from all four organizations spoke to those gathered outside about their respective missions and the importance of continuing their work and fostering a sense of place and community.
While social distancing, attendees walked in the vineyard and tasted the grapes used to make wine in Shelburne. And thanks to the generosity of Joerg Klauck’s Vermont Wine Merchants, they were able to taste and appreciate a red and a white wine from France. Joerg and vineyard owner Ken Albert explained the origins and subtleties of their respective varieties. And no surprise, all four wines were superb! It was a true delight to converse with people directly and share our common concern for outreach in such an idyllic setting.
Many thanks to Shelburne Vineyard for graciously hosting the event and to AFLCR emcees Suzanne Stimik and Joerg Klauck for organizing the event and motivating contributors, many of whom could not attend, to donate nearly $2,000 to these two worthy causes!