On Sunday, March 23rd, we attended Philly’s first Wine Week inaugural celebration at Ristorante Panorama and Wine Bar. The “Bubbles & Barrels” party began at 5pm and went on until 8pm. The bubbles being served at the bar were endless and some favorite local PA wineries were there pouring the reds and whites. Ristorante Panorama featured some light bites and Di Bruno Brothers were there with some of our favorite cheeses.
William Eccleston, wine director at Panorama, and Kate Moroney, wine director at Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, toasted the night and full week of wine events ahead. Special guest Georges Perrier, completed the toast when he “cut” open a bottle of champagne with a sabre (small curved sword!) and poured for all the guests. It was a a fun evening and great time to just relax and share some laughs with fellow wine lovers. Tickets sold for $40 with 10% of the proceeds being donated to PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society).
You may have missed opening night, but the week is only half way done. Over 20 favorite Philly restaurants and wine bars are hosting plenty of unique and fun events all week. To see a complete list and schedule of restaurants and events visit Philly Wine Week’s Website, Facebook and Twitter.
Enjoy the slideshow from our time at “Bubbles & Barrels” at Ristorante Panorama & Wine Bar. Cheers!