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Ebell Club Sips

Over 200 members and guest gathered Thursday evening at the Ebell of Los Angeles for The Sip

More than 200 members and guests gathered Thursday evening at the Ebell of Los Angeles for The Sip

More than 200 members and guests of the Ebell of Los Angeles sipped and supped on more than 100 different items to drink – including wine, beer and spirits – along with small bites prepared by Louis Pechan, Ebell Executive Chef. Organized by the Ebell Wine and Dine Committee, the Sip was a casual evening of sipping various wines and spirits in a tasting adventure designed to introduce guests to wonderful libations for their own holiday celebrations or to give as gifts.

“We wanted a party atmosphere of people walking and tasting,” explained Wendy Savage, Ebell Wine and Dine Committee member. The evening was more casual and more relaxed than previous wine dinners organized by the committee, which includes members Randi Jone, Peggy Giffin and Linda Meyerson Dean.

Alison Dinerstein and partner Ronnie Shapiro showcased their clever artisanal cocktail kits. Dinerstein, a former Buzz contributor, was an early adopter of the artisanal food movement. She co-founded Twist Your Spirits with Shapiro and Judy Sachs to create the perfect cocktail at home or on the go. The  kits are specially curated by award-winning mixologists. Each kit contains cocktail specific mixers (a shrub, syrup or mixer), bitters, garnish, jigger, coasters, stirrers and a recipe (alcohol not included) to make drinks anytime, anywhere.

Larry James of the Wine Warehouse offered tastings of various beers and ales, including a black lager by Baba with a distinctly chocolaty-coffee taste.  Sergio Boccato and Simon Cocks, of  Larchmont Village Wine and Spirits, helped organize the evening providing their own selection of wines under $15, as well as securing all the inventory for the evening. Wine purchased Thursday evening can be picked up at the shop or delivered to your door with 15% of the sales going back to Ebell.

The Ebell of Los Angeles is an educational and philanthropic organization founded by women in 1894. The Ebell club is one of the oldest continuously operating women’s clubs in the country and has operated since 1927 in the historic building built for it at the corner of Wilshire Blvd and Lucerne Avenue.  Membership inquiries are welcome. For more information, contact Meredyth Deighton, Ebell Membership Director at 323-931-1277 extension 131 or by email at [email protected]


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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