New Owners of Grape Escape Make First Appearance at Chamber Wine Tasting

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Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 24, 2019) – Guests enjoyed tastings of Grape Escape’s best wines, gourmet food and specialty fancy food samplings from area chefs and artisanal food makers at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) 16th Annual Wine Tasting.

Kyle Johnson & My Tran of Grossberg Company, LLP take a break from accounting to enjoy some wine and bites at the 16th Annual Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting held at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Photo credit: Laura Rowles, Director of Events & Marketing, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

The tasting was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance.

The Chamber’s wine tasting affords business professionals the opportunity to meet, network and share ideas over wine. The wines are paired with small bites from nine Chamber Members and good conversation. It is a great opportunity to “WINE” down after work and allows guests to network & enjoy some great camaraderie with like-minded businesses. Our wine tasting is one of the best ways to meet ideal prospective clients & grow existing business relationships.

“The wine tasting is one of our more popular events. Not only is it great fun, it’s also a great opportunity to showcase the many great restaurants we have right in our own back yard,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President.

The event sponsors included: The City of Gaithersburg, Grape Escape, Asia Nina, Barking Mad Café, Caribbean Caterers, Corner Bakery RIO, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, The Melting Pot Gaithersburg, Not Your Average Joe’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes, & Ted’s Montana Grill, and Special Event Sponsor’s Bargain Movers & Crown Trophy.

This year’s wine tasting featured a guided wine tasting tutorial of eight featured wines compliments of Diana & Jairo Mejia, the new owners of Grape Escape in the Kentlands.

The wine was paired with food that including bison short ribs, lamb lollipops, sushi, grilled octopus, ahi tuna, gourmet flatbread, chocolate tortes, bruschetta and polenta from Asia Nine, Barking Mad Café, Caribbean Caterers, Corner Bakery, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Not Your Average Joe’s and Ted’s Montana Grill. Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg rounded out the menu.

DrinkMore Water provided bottle water and rinse stations.

The City of Gaithersburg donated the use of the Kentlands Mansion to the GGCC for the evening.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at Find us! Facebook: | Twitter: @GGCCNEWS | Instagram: gburggermantownchamber #GGCCevents #GGCCwine