kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Heart's Delight: The New Vintage

Last year, I had the privilege of serving on the Auction Committee for the Heart's Delight Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, a yearly event in DC that benefits the American Heart Association.

This year, there is a new way to get involved. Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction launched its Young Professionals Program: The New Vintage in December 2008. The New Vintage is comprised of bright, young, social, and philanthropically-engaged leaders from the greater DC area.

Their mission is to serve as a platform for young professionals (25-40 years old) to volunteer, network and learn more about the American Heart Association’s mission. This new generation of leaders will come together to fundraise, event plan and make a difference in their community working for a great cause.

Each New Vintage Host Committee Member has a goal to raise $1,000 – give it or get it! The fundraising period began in February and ends in March. The donations may be secured in large or small increments and may be done through any means preferred, online solicitations, mailings, as well as selling tickets to New Vintage events. The New Vintage Host Committee Member who raises the most (one male and one female) will be singled out as DC’s biggest HeartThrob.

Want to learn more? Head on out tonight for a New Vintage event. Here are the details:

"Sip, Swirl, Taste, & Repeat'
Food pairings with wine, cocktails, & beer
There will also be a raffle for 2 American Airlines tickets.
When: March 25, 6-8 PM
Where: Bloomingdales, Chevy Chase
A donation of $50 admits one; includes 1 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $20 each.
Rsvp and donate online