Ponzi Sponsors Bag It Oregon Campaign!
With legislation finally in motion to ban single-use plastic bags in Oregon, and the film "Bag It" released, Bag It Oregon! brings Oregon's environmentally conscious businesses and individuals together. The week of events features the Northwest premier of the film, speeches from numerous public officials and musical guests, all in the name of banning single-use plastic bags. Visit bagitoregon.com for a schedule of events and to purchase tickets. Events happening now through Thursday, March 10th.
BAG IT is a film that examines our society’s use and abuse of plastic. The film focuses on plastic as it relates to our society’s throwaway mentality, our culture of convenience, our over consumption of unnecessary, disposable products and packaging—things that we use one time and then, without another thought, throw them away. Where is AWAY?? Away is over flowing landfills, clogged rivers, islands of trash in our oceans, and even our very own toxic bodies. Jeb travels the globe on a fact-finding mission—not realizing that after his simple resolution, plastic will never look the same again!
DC’s Frugal Socialite Features Ponzi on WUSA
Visit the Frugal Socialite, Lucinda Hughes blog and view the news segment on Ponzi wines at the Capital Wne Fest.
Terroir Tuesday at The Dogwood in Baltimore, MD
Maria heads to Baltimore tonight for Terroir Tuesday at The Dogwood. For dinner, Ponzi wines are paired with a Pacific Northwest inspired menu, featuring oysters on the half shell, crab, rabbit and lamb. Maria discusses each featured wine, how it is made and what makes it unique to the Willamette Valley soils from which the grapes are grown. Visit dogwoodbaltimore.com for details.
The Dogwood Resturant
911 W. 36th Street, HAMPDEN
(between Elm & Roland Ave)
Baltimore, Maryland, 21211
March 1st, 6:30pm. Tickets are $85.00 per person.
Cooking with Nancy Ponzi
This Saturday, a dozen lucky guests gathered at winery founder, Nancy Ponzi's home in wine country, to learn the seasoned cook and epicure's secrets about cooking from scratch. The class was part of the Groner Elementary School's Cooking Classes, which help benefit the school. Guests learned Nancy's techniques for making everything from homemade pasta to ricotta cheese! Many of the featured recipes can be found in Nancy's cookbook, The Ponzi Vineyards Cookbook.
From Groner Elementary and Scholls community volunteer, Rebecca Luedloff:
"The 'Cooking Class' started several years ago as a fundraiser for Groner Elementary at the annual Scholls Country Festival (SCF) dinner and auction. Held every year at Oregon Heritage Farms, the first part of October. SCF solicits four local chefs to donate a specialty class for 12 people in their home. It's a multi-sale item at the silent auction portion of the fundraiser. 12 people sign up and pay $125 for 4 classes from the local chefs which includes lunch/dinner with wine. Each year is a different group of chefs. If you do the math that is $1500 toward Groner students and a lot of fun for the class participants. All the students appreciate these people for supporting Groner Elementary education."