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Welcome to our blog. Circle of Wise Women Chairs Virginia Miller, Carol Molnar and Christine Speedy host our signature culinary event JA World Uncorked + Crafted VII presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm at JA World Huizenga Center on Broward College’s North Campus, located indoors at 1130 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL.

1-2016 HighlightsThe Circle of Wise Women’s multifaceted Signature Event offers tantalizing bites, premier wines, champagne, craft spirits, craft beers and indulgent desserts. Our indoor educational culinary experience raises funds to benefit the educational programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida. We are honoring past chairs Lynne McGrath, Taylor McGrath  with Chef Chairs Marc Gruverman and Wes Bonner. Check out our event video for the scoop. Read the latest Uncorked happenings here.

Uncorked Gets Crafted

Our culinary team has been hard at work to design the Uncorked + Crafted VII Experience with a twist. New this year, craft spirits are shaken and stirred with the Stache Whiskey Den Experience featuring Woodford Reserve Rye. Coopers’ Craft leads the crafted Courtyard with Funky Buddha Brewery. The Korbel Champagne Courtyard joins with Sidecar Kitchen and C.W.S. Bar + Kitchen.  Last but not least, the Nick Nistico Mixology Experience features Collingwood Whisky and Gentleman Jack.

Uncorked + Crafted VII Raffle Offer

The Circle of Wise Women present one of a kind experiences with the Tuscany Villa from Under the Tuscan Sun, a European Cruise, an exclusive dinner with Joyce and Larry;  stunning diamond earrings;  and the opportunity to select a designer purse + shop/lunch with 9 BFFs. These five (5) unique experiences will be offered in the form of a raffle. There will only be 100 Raffle Tickets available for each item. The cost of the individual ticket is listed with the item. Click here to BUY.

Item 1:  7 nights at the Villa  Lamore in Tuscany, Italy in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath

Ticket cost $100

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime dream week in glorious Tuscany, Italy. Located just 11 km outside the city of Cortona, the home of the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo di Vagli is a meticulously restored 14th century Hamlet consisting of a dozen private one and two- bedroom residences that is the culmination of a ten-year restoration project by world-famous Italian architect Fulvio Di Rosa.Available April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. Check-in is on a Saturday, and check out will be the following Saturday.

From your private terrace, or one of the many secluded public spaces, you can enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking Tuscan hills, including a spectacular view of the 10th century Pierle castle. Up to four people will spend seven days in a two- bedroom, two-bath residence, steeped in history, complete with full kitchen and appliances, furnished with authentic period furniture, but also equipped with all the modern conveniences, including satellite TV and high speed Internet  access.

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Last Year’s JA World Uncorked VI Sold Out

Our 2016 Event SOLD OUT. JA World Uncorked + Crafted presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida returns Saturday, January 21, 2017. Tickets go on sale in October.

Sold Out

JA World Uncorked VI presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida on Saturday, January 23, 2016 has sold out! The Uncorked Experience, a 21+ Event, includes four hours of bites and sips with complimentary valet provided to all our guests. Red Cap service available by appointment, or Uber and Lyft are recommended. For more information about the Uncorked Experience, visit our event website.

This annual 21+ event raises funds to benefit the educational programs at JA of South Florida. The Circle of Wise Women, founded in 2010, have raised more than $2.75 Million dollars for Junior Achievement’s educational programs and Summer Camp.

Donations: If you cannot attend our event, please consider donating an Auction item or making a donation for Junior Achievement of South Florida’s educational programs. For more information contact: Diana Metcalf at diana@jasouthflorida.org

Save the Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Welcome Breakthru Beverage Florida

2016 Premier BreakthruBreakthru Beverage Florida is one of the largest distributors of wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages in the state.  Formerly known as Premier Beverage Company, the company serves customers throughout Florida from distribution facilities in Pensacola, Jacksonville, Orlando, Miramar and a state-of-the-art facility in Tampa. Supporting the company’s core operations and strategic vision are the Breakthru Beverage Group leadership team.

Bob Drinon

Bob Drinon is the Regional President of Breakthru Beverage Group’s South Region. His responsibilities include aligning market strategies between the company’s operations in Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.  He also serves as President for Breakthru Beverage Florida. Bob & Susan Drinon are the Honorary Chairs at JA World Uncorked presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida.

A Peek into the Uncorked Auction Experiences

MRA_6378Portable Generator: Generac GP 17500E $2,699.00 value Donated by OK Generators

One week stay at The Lakehouse on Lake Placid in Lake Placid, FL. A 5 bedroom, 2 and a half bath home  sleeps 11. Wood deck with built-in hot tub facing the lake; white sugar sand beach, boathouse with lifts; fireplace, ping-pong table, large gas grill and smoker, wireless high speed internet, hi def cable, new appliances including washer and dryer. Available in April, May, September thru December 2016, excluding holiday weeks. (subject to availability; calendar is on line) $1,000.00

Trump International Beach Resort 3 day, 2 night lux-cation at the beautiful Trump International Beach Resort, Sunny Isles Beach, FL. Includes dinner for two at Neomi’s Restaurant,  complimentary valet, and taxes and resort fees. $1,000.00

Kentucky Derby SaddleTowel, authorized by Churchill Downs, hand signed by Eddie Arcaro, winner of the Triple Crown on Whirlaway in 1941 and again on Citation in 1948. Certificate of Authenticity included. $800.00

Dinner for 10 at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s newest multi-star restaurant, KURO, maximum $750.00, expires 01/23/17. Not valid on holidays, special events, and certain black-out dates. $750.00

Experience the taste of Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon, aged 10 years, 750 ml, rated 94 by Beverage Tasting Institute $550.00 Continue reading

You Are Invited…

2016 Invite CollageSwirl. Sip. Savor. Indulge. Mix. Mingle. Dance. SMILE! Bid. Buy & More to support Education

The Circle of Wise Women are preparing for their top fundraiser with a dynamic team! Premier Beverage returns as presenting sponsor of the sixth annual JA World Uncorked, chaired by the Circle of Wise Women’s Lynne McGrath and her daughter Taylor McGrath. Chef Chairs Wes Bonner, Marc Gruverman and Jeff Vincent lead the Culinary Brigade. We will honor last year’s chairs Renee Korbel Quinn and Bob & Susan Drinon. Our honorary culinary chair is Chef Paula DaSilva.

Our “Create Your Own Experience” culinary showcase offers guests gourmet bites by leading South Florida chefs with premier wines, spirits , craft cocktails & intriguing craft beers. They’ll mingle in Uncorked culinary alleys and lounges, bid on auction packages and dance to swanky ultra lounge sounds of the Edge Band.

This event celebrates the Circle’s Fifth Anniversary, and benefits our local children through the educational programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida.

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Join our 2016 Culinary Team

Chefs, Restaurant Owners, Food Trucks & Caterers: The Circle of Wise Women at Junior Achievement of South Florida are thrilled to invite you to join us for our unique and exciting, 6th annual, indoor culinary festival at the JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College. If you are joining us for the 6th year in a row, thank you for your continued support…if this is your 1st year joining us, ‘Welcome” we are so happy to have you as part of this elite group of fabulous restaurants. Join us at…….

2016 Uncorked

JA World Uncorked VI presented by Premier Beverage Company

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm

At JA World Huizenga Center at Broward College

1130 Coconut Creek Blvd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066

 

There is no fee for participating in JA World Uncorked. It’s all about you…we are committed to showcasing you and your establishment. Our media campaign includes print, radio and social media outlets through Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest, Instagram, and Linkedin. Also included is our dedicated websiteMore media partners will be announced later. Click here for your Culinary Invitation to Join our team!

Uncorked V was a Blast!

Check out one of our videos from our media partner Eye on South Florida. Host Jessica Koussevitzky had her Eye On this amazing event all for a great cause.

Uncorked A-Z: In 2010, the Circle of Wise Women created a signature event with the goal of raising up to $120,000/00 annually for Junior Achievement of South Florida. Using the education platform from JASF, combined with the 60,000 square foot facility known as JA World Huizenga Center, JA World Uncorked was born.

Starting a generous donation from Circle member Lorraine Thomas, founding Grand Cru sponsor, JA World Uncorked has become a cornerstone JA fundraising event. Serving as a catalyst, it has enabled the Circle of Wise Women to raise over $2.5 million dollars to date for Junior Achievement of South Florida’s educational programs and Summer Camp. Continue reading