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Friends of Sierra Madre Library to Hold Virtual Wine and Cuisine Tasting Benefit

On Friday, February 12, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Published on Jan 20, 2021

Don’t miss the Friends of Sierra Madre Library’s Virtual Wine and Cuisine Tasting benefit on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. The benefit will be hosted by Jeff Champion of Rae’s Place Fine Wine Boutique. Rae’s Place is owned and run by the Champion Family: Kate, Raegan (Rae) and Jeff. Jeff is native to the San Gabriel Valley. Kate is local, having grown up in Monrovia. Jeff is a certified wine expert who brings people together to appreciate the art and science of wine. Jeff has arranged a special appearance for you by Lisa and Michael from Sweetzer Cellars Wineries.

Inspired by a summer trip to France in 2008, Lisa and Michal began making wine in a second story apartment in West Hollywood. “We crushed in the carport, fermented in the dining room, and pressed in the kitchen. The bedroom, kept at 60 degrees, served as our cellar.” Plan to attend the Library Virtual Wine Tasting to learn more about Lisa and Michael’s journey in becoming highly successful California wine makers.

Whether you are thinking about romance, bromance or a virtual get-together with your best gal pals, this is for you!

Tickets are now on sale online at Registration is a 3-step process. The $25 registration fee to Friends of Sierra Madre Library, plus price of wines and/or Appetizer Selections from local Sierra Madre restaurant. To be more specific, after you have paid the registration fee on the Friends of Sierra Madre Library, you will be directed to Rae’s Place Fine Wine Boutique so you can purchase your wine. Once you purchase your wine, you will be provided recipes you can prepare at home that pair with the wines, or directed to a local Sierra Madre restaurant where you can pre-order appetizer selections that will pair with your wines. Your wine will be delivered to your home a day or two before the virtual wine tasting.

The proceeds of this event help support the Library’s programs for children and adults throughout the year. For more information about the event or Friends of the Sierra Madre Library visit their website at

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