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A Good Toast

| April 7, 2014 | Parties

The Party
More than 400 wine-lovers flocked to the Union League Club of Chicago for the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s 13th annual d’Vine Affair.

The Scene
Guests had the run of two floors of the historic venue, where they savored pours from more than 90 world-class vintners showcasing upwards of 250 wines, Champagnes and spirits, all of which were available for purchase through Vin Chicago. Gourmet spreads (we went back for seconds of the barbecue shrimp and mango flatbread) kept everyone satiated as they circulated among the club’s famed art collection and perused a staggering number of silent auction lots, ranging from bottles of rare vintages to dinner at some of Chicago’s finest restaurants.

The Highlights
Event founder Joseph Glunz of Louis Glunz Wines gave a heartfelt address in which he expressed his admiration for the hardworking staff of Catholic Charities. “Their job is not an occupation,” he says. “They live a vocation. They love the people they’re helping.” And by the time the last tasting was sipped, more than $95,000 was raised for the charity’s self-sufficiency programs for at-risk individuals and families. –Photos by John Reilly Photography



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