The Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ) is an affiliate chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), a nonprofit organization focused on establishing strong ties among African-Americans working in the media and expanding and balancing the media's coverage of the African-American community and experience.

October 17, 2011

CAABJ's Wine Tasting a Success! Thank You

CAABJ's second annual wine tasting, held September 30 at Press Wine/Food, was a huge success. CAABJ member Alexis Mitchell, who was the lead planner for the event, gives a recap below.

The atmosphere of the tasting was awesome. Press Wine/Food is located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte and has a laid-back, winery feel. The mood of the event was enhanced by live jazz played by trombonist Buff Dillard. He kept our guest tapping their feet and singing tunes.

Photo by CAABJ member Jon Strayhorn, of MAC 330. Click here to see more.

At this year’s tasting, we added a new element, by introducing a silent auction. Businesses who participated--Perry’s Estate Jewelry, Brownlee Jewelers, Sirius XM, Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, and more--supported our event overwhelmingly with donations. To see everyone placing their bids on items was amazing. We set a new record in fundraising. A large portion of the money collected will go to the CAABJ Scholarship Fund, which benefits a college journalism student in our area.

On behalf of the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists, we thank all of you who came out to support the Jazzy Wine Tasting, especially our host venue, Press. If you missed the tasting, then you missed a treat. We hope to see you at next year’s event.