What better way to introduce your new wine endeavor than to host a wine dinner to show them off!



That is what Richard and Demetria McNeese did to introduce some of their new boutique wines they are distributing. Vin'tij was the host location and the beneficiary of wine auctions was Sinfonia. All came together in a four-course Symphony of Flavors. The tables were full to enjoy and experience. Some who turned out included Maestro Demetrius and his mom Malpa Fuller, Lorre and Bob James, Betty and Charlie White, Hilary Butler, Cory Fosdyck, Kate Kelley, Frank and Regina Hall, Mary Pat and Calvin Cedarleaf, Todd Vucovich, John and Michelle Russell, Gary Serafin, Jennifer and Blevins Howard.



That same night Lauren Magli celebrated the arrival of Beaujolais Nouveau at Miramar Beach Wine World.



James and Rhonda Murray, Jami and Hunter Ray attended the recent Shop Sandestin's Passport to Fashion event.



As families began to travel for the holiday, John Stasko welcomed his sister, Sandy, and brother in law Jim from New York, as well as his daughter Alex from Austin, and Katie from St. Louis. Sandy and Jim got to experience sunset over the Gulf from The Vue's deck their first night here. Tom Saffel, Cindy McConnell, and Betty Krika were also there braving the cold.



Peggy and Kent Lillie, and Hilary and Allen Butler had dinner with Nashville songwriter Tom Shapiro last week at The Vue.



I hear Sam Bush was in the house at The Red Bar over the weekend, and he visited Stinky's earlier last week.



Joe Serrato spent several days pheasant hunting in northwest Kansas with friends he has known for 50 years.



Lynn Nesmith, Mark and Paige Schnell went to Nashville. Tricia Northcutt also visited the city.



Kellie Biegler visited San Antonio.



Nancy Cottle visited D.C.



Nancy Abood had fun at Hard Rock Cafe in Biloxi.



Stephen Marlette and Harriet Crommelin are touring Argentina.



Donna Burgess is spending Thanksgiving in South Africa.



Tom and Michelle Fillingim have returned from St. Martin, where they used to own a home.



On Sunday, Sandy Weiner ran 4.274 CharityMiles for The World Food Programme relief and Wounded Warrior Project.



Redd and Paul Vizard celebrated seven years of marriage on Monday.



Last week, The Kiwanis Club of Freeport recognized Seaside's Bud & Alley's restaurant as its Business of the Month for outstanding contributions to the community over the past 28 years. Owners Dave and Carol Rauschkolb were presented with an award.



Grayton Bar & Grill received Florida Trend Magazine's Golden Spoon Award in the category Best New Restaurant.



Santa Rosa Beach resident Michelle Nash's daughter, Heather, who lives in Memphis, has been asked to sew 600 costumes for Justin Timberlake and his group, who is performing a concert in Memphis. Michelle is manager for Poppy's Seafood Restaurant at Baytowne.



Congratulations to John Stasko for shooting his first perfect score of 25 in a round of skeet shooting last Friday. Kent Lillie and Randy Torrey witnessed.



Wish happy Thanksgiving birthdays to Restaurant Fire's Brenda Darr, artist Robin Wiesneth, wine-man Shane Hicks, and the Solaris' Steven Harper.



Wish happy Black Friday birthdays to photographer Jamie Conley, music-man Franko "Washboard" Jackson, and nurse DuRee Stewart.



Saturday to Gale Culling, The Sun's Tina Harbuck, and the Marriott's Lynn Holland who will celebrate in Port St. Lucie.



Sunday to Dude Klutts, and music-lady Adele Armitage.



Monday to Beverly Johnson, and Jill Velarde.



Tuesday to Mo Moseley, Sherry King, Carole Ebejay, and Chef Jim Shirley.



Wednesday to Billy McConnell, Susan Dobes, foodie Susan Benton, and wine-man Mike Thompson.



Thursday to Ken Little, Gayle Klutts, and wine-lady Demetria McNeese.



And Friday to artist Marti Schmitt.



Get well wishes go out to Barbara Rowan.



I wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving.



 



Deborah Wheeler is the arts and entertainment reporter for The Walton Sun. She may be reached at 654-8443 or email dwheeler@waltonsun.com. Her Party Line column appears weekly in The Sun. Contributions are accepted.