Wine lesson by Weiss

Susan Timmons, co-owner of Beach Bistro with husband Sean Murphy, introduced the cause, a fundraiser for the All Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Aldo Castaneda Foundation. Michael Weiss, co-author of “Exploring Wine” and “WineWise” and professor and chair of Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, introduced the subjects of a wine-tasting luncheon at the bistro Jan. 22. Weiss entertained and educated the guests, who gave generously to the two foundations. The couple credits All Children’s and Castaneda with saving daughter Alexandra’s life. The event was part of the Winter Carnival, a two-day food and wine celebration of the Gulf Coast by The Concession and Beach Bistro. Islander Photos: Bonner Joy

Michael Weiss signs one of his books for Joey Lester at the Beach Bistro Winter Carnival wine tasting.

Wined, dined, birthday celebration Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and wife Phyliss enjoy a window seat at the Beach Bistro for the Winter Carnival wine tasting Jan. 22. The mayor accepted a toast in honor of his honor’s birthday.

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