‘Autumn in Tuscany’ Wine Dinner Deemed Divine

From left, Chris Ortega, John Arrowsmith, Mary Arrowsmith and Helen Ortega listen to Sommelier Irby Wood describe the wines served with each course at Saturday’s “Autumn in Tuscany’ fundraising dinner hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Incoming Kiwanis President Karen Kendall welcomes the crowd and introduces Sommelier Irby Wood, at left. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Del Norte Credit Union table listens as incoming Kiwanis President Karen Kendall kicks off the evening events. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos hosted its second annual wine dinner fundraiser Saturday night at the Dixie Girl Restaurant.

The event theme “Autumn in Tuscany” featured an elegant five-course gourmet meal paired with wines uniquely matched to each course. Knowledgeable Sommelier Irby Wood was on hand to describe each pairing.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos sponsors the annual fundraiser to help support its community service projects and educational scholarships. Last year’s event raised more than $5,500.

From left, Greg Kendall, Armando Rodriguez and Nancy Savoia. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes from the Kiwanis ‘Autumn in Tuscany’ wine dinner Saturday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes from the Kiwanis ‘Autumn in Tuscany’ wine dinner Saturday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Lorraine Hartway prepares to snap a photo of Morrie Pongratz and his wife Cheryl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Lorraine Hartway prepares to snap a photo of Kristy Ortega and her husband Chris. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Lorraine Hartway prepares to snap a photo of Karen Kendall and her husband Greg. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Emily McGay Waterman listens as her husband Roger Waterman recounts stories of his trips through foreign countries riding his motorcycle with close friend Mike seated behind him. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Caitlin Smith working behind the bar. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes from the Kiwanis ‘Autumn in Tuscany’ wine dinner Saturday night at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes from the Kiwanis ‘Autumn in Tuscany’ wine dinner Saturday night at the Dixie Girl. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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