Last Thursday night was the Taste of De La Salle at the high school in their Hofmann Student Center and JMD was happy to be there participating in this fun event.  A Taste of De La Salle is a  delightful celebration of food and wine and annual benefit that kicks off the school’s spring fund raising efforts benefiting all co-curricular activities at De La Salle High School.  These activities include Athletics, Campus Ministry, Company, Band, Robotics, and more.   18 wineries offered tastings such as Auburn James, Andrus Island, Jamieson Ranch, Laird Family Estates, Mitchell Katz Winery, Topel Winery, Troll Bridge Cellars and their own Speratus to name a few.  In addition to the 18 wineries who were onsite for tasting and sales,  there were 10 restaurants that sampled their scrumptious food; Crumb Bakeshop, Forno De Sbarro, Moblie Wood Fired Pizza, Scott's Seafood, Strizzi, Tower Grill and more.  If wine is not your beverage of choice, there were also 2 beer companies Black Diamond & Creek Monkey Beer, on hand.

Beautiful vintage pieces at Taste of DLS event

Beautiful vintage pieces at Taste of DLS event

In addition to the wonderful wine and delicious food, JMD was front and center selling their Chain Reaction necklaces, one of a kind vintage pieces and some very exclusive sterling silver pieces.  Everyone was in a celebratory mood as the evening progressed.  Making the evening even more special, was having the former and current DLS “motherhood” on hand as part of the JMD “dream team”.  Julie WallanusMarianne Bouza and Tammy Borosky were all in attendance supporting DLS and JMD both!  All three are current or past DLS moms.  Pictured with these talented and dedicated moms, is the President of DLS high school, Mark DeMarco.

Mark DeMarco, President of DLSHS with DLS moms.

Mark DeMarco, President of DLSHS with DLS moms.

The spirit of “brotherhood” was certainly on display in this sell out crowd, with around 350 in attendance!    Sales from Speratus wine (in latin meaning “To Hope”) went to the DLS scholarship fund to benefit families in need.   JMD donated a custom piece of jewelry stamped with 'DLS' to the schools' auction, which will take place on April 5th.
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Women and men stopped by to show their support and try on the wonderful JMD necklaces.  Many went home with a new piece of jewelry…lucky them!!!
JMD Chain Reaction necklace

JMD Chain Reaction necklace

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