If you missed CL Wine Club's Wine Rave at the West Tampa Center for the Arts last Saturday, sucks for you. If you were smart enough to be there, we know you had fun
350 people strolled two packed floors of this historic cigar building, staring intently at collections of 24 local artists, dancing to the tunes of DJ Coro and Jen Saavedra and sipping cocktails and over 60 wines. The vibrant social scene completely rocked. Smiles on everyone's faces. Plenty of tipsy imbibers. The graffiti wall - where everyone gathered to paint their own brand of art (including a crudely classy sketch of the male anatomy) - proved a popular destination, as did the live body painter from Artworld. One of our fearless Street Teamers, Emma, bravely stripped half naked and had her skin airbrushed with grapes and vines. Like a married man with his wife at the mall, men timidly stole glances as her breasts slowly disappeared underneath the paint. Emma only giggled.
West Tampa Center for the Arts apparently wants us back, so we'll have another bigger and better one next year with Wine Rave 2009. In the meantime, we have cool wine events each month so sign up here to receive our weekly wine education newsletter to find out about them. OR, if you're interested in being a part of our exclusive VIP wine tastings and winning tickets to wine and food events around Tampa Bay, sign up for our text alerts: send the phrase CLWINE to 50618 to be in the know.