Wine Makes People Soooooo ……Happy!

St Augustine Spanish Wine Festival 2015 (Sept.12)

The Grand Tasting had something for everyone! This event took place under the Big Air Conditioned Top on the Grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in Historic St. Augustine. It provided the opportunity to sample more than 125 different Spanish wines, which is the largest collection of Spanish wines on display in America. The event also featured samplings of Spanish-inspired hors d’ oeuvres. Each guest received a laser etched commemorative glass.

The attendance was strong, and by the video and photos of First Coast.TV, one can see they all had a wonderful time.                   www.spanishwinefestival.com/

Rum………….Anyone?

Gin, Vodka and now Rum. Yes First Coast.TV got a chance to talk to Brendan Wheatley who is the Director of Production and Head Distiller at the St Augustine Distillery. We talked about their upcoming release of their pot distilled hand made rum. We talked ingredients and much, much more.

Farm Share Helps St Augustine Families

Farm Share’s mission is to alleviate hunger and malnutrition by recovering and distributing fresh and nutritious food to those who need it most.

Farm Share, using inmate labor and volunteers, re-sorts and packages an abundance of surplus food and distributes it to individuals, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, churches, and other organizations feeding the hungry in Florida — free of charge. This important distinction makes Farm Share critical to small community groups, located in poor neighborhoods and rural areas, which cannot afford to pay for food. By tapping into a vast supply of donated produce, we keep our costs low, while providing fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious food to the hungry and food insecure. However, the fact that we do not require our community partners to share the burden of our expenses makes Farm Share more reliant on donations from the public. If you do not help, we cannot help. Millions of Americans suffer from hunger and malnutrition. As family income levels decrease, funds available for food diminish, resulting in nutrient-deficient diets. America’s children and elderly are most severely affected by hunger and malnutrition.

http://farmshare.org/

Karla Wagner and the Corazon Cinema & Cafe

First coast.TV sat with business owner Karla Wagner and had a chat about her Corazon Cinema & Cafe in St Augustine.

http://www.corazoncinemaandcafe.com/

Whisky the Celtic Way

The day before St Augustine’s St Patty’s Parade (March 13th, 2005) a whisky tasting event took place. It featured premium brands of whisky and took place under tent #2, at Francis Field. Robert Burns filled the tent with music as he played the Dulcimer, a very pleasant Celtic sounding instrument.