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Wine Down Wednesday: Holiday Must Haves 12/16 @ 7PM ET

December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Let’s celebrate the season with a line-up of wines that you’ll want to stock up on for the holidays and beyond. Spice up your wine rack with Laurie’s picks for affordable Bubbly, white and reds that are great with hors d’ouerves or a special holiday meal. Laurie will share tips for serving, pairing and enjoying a wine filled family gathering. This month I’ll be joined by Chef Maria Rizzo who will show us 2 easy and delicious hors d’ouerves that you can make for the holidays that pair perfectly with our wine. She’ll share her recipes with us so you can make these ahead of time or recreate these tasty treats later for your own festive evening!

Join award-winning wine expert, Laurie Forster—The Wine Coach, for a virtual wine tasting. Laurie’s edu-taining  tastings are one hour long with a virtual after party for only $20 each or buy 3 classes for $50…you’ll be provided a list of the exact wines Laurie will feature to purchase online or you can source them locally. Have your friends sign up too that way you can all taste along with Laurie at home.

About Maria: Maria Rizzo, Brooklyn based chef and entrepreneur, has been cooking and entertaining for over 25 years. She manages her busy catering business, while working as a private chef to several celebrity clients. Maria’s specialized, healthy cooking plans have helped Hollywood’s A-list actors prepare for body transforming roles in a safe and holistic manner. Her knowledge of a vast array of lifestyle regimens makes her a top choice for healthy and delicious meals. Her experience cooking in highly acclaimed restaurants in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard shines through in her fresh, gourmet take on classic comfort foods. The Halcyon Gourmet, Maria’s Greenpoint based catering company, provides outstanding meals and staffing for photo shoots, business meetings and private dinner parties, as well as large corporate events, bar mitzvahs and weddings.

As a working mom, Maria knows how difficult it is to come home at the end of a busy work day, catch up with the kids and still put a great meal on the table quickly. Her latest venture “Halcyon at Home,” brings delicious and healthy foods to her clients and their families. Combining her talent and love of cooking with the knowledge and respect she has for quality family time, Halcyon’s new meal delivery service is an endeavor close to her heart. You can keep up with Chef Maria’s thoughts on food and family on Instagram @thehalcyongourmet and contact her via email at maria@thehalcyongourmet.com


December 16, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm