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M4Arts hosts a Sold Out French Wine Tasting & Jazz Fundraiser



By Julia Train.

Last night's M Institute for the Arts wine tasting & jazz fundraiser at Boulangerie Christophe was a smashing success! More than eighty guests gathered outside at Christophe's red-brick back patio lit by fairy lights and twinkling candles. As we listened to DC's premiere jazz quartet, Laissez Foure, under a warm September sky, we tasted delicious french wines and cast bids for our favorite auction items.


I'm not exaggerating, but each wine I tried tasted better than the next. There were four french wines to try: La Sultanine (Rose), La Sultanine (Red), Sainte Anne (Red), & Chateau Magneau (white bordeaux). My favorite, however, was the La Sultanine Rose.

M Institute for the Arts wants to thank everyone who came and supported us at the wine tasting. We especially want to thank our sponsors, Boulangerie Christophe, Alliance Francaise, Academic Travel Abroad, Scout, Joan Kennan, Susanna Barasch, Stephen T Barasch, MD, & Barry Blackburn for their generous donations. We were so happy to have them there.

An extra special thank you to Boulangerie Christophe for donating their stunning venue to us for the evening and for the amazing job of selecting these wines and facilitating the tasting. We couldn't have asked for a more charming setting.

We also would like to give a shout out to everyone who offered auction items for the event, including:

Lili The First, thank you for donating a stylist!

Fuel Body Lab, thank you for donating a package!

Take Five Meditation, thank you for donating an unlimited month!

Boaz Yavnai, thank you for donating architectural services!

Room & Board, thanks for donating that beautiful lamp!

Capital Wine School, thank you for donating a wine course!

Green Hat Gin, thanks for donating a gift box!

Cork & Fork, thanks for donating a wine party! Lyons St. Michaels Distillery, thanks for donating a bottle of run and distillery tour!

After our french wine tasting and jazz fundraiser, we can't wait to host more fun fundraising events in the District that celebrates the arts.

VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE EVENT *Thank you to Jason Wong for your photography services!


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