It was dead, but Tiki is back – like a Zombie on speed

Tiki Kiliki Productions presents…
Experience Polynesia in America’s Vacationland

June 10 – 13, 2010
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Event locations include
The Mai-Kai Restaurant, Bahia Cabana and Bahia Mar
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The Hukilau, in association with Seven Tiki Rum, Trader Vic’s and Tiki Farm, announces the 9th annual Hukilau, taking place from June 10th to June 13th, 2010, in Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

The Hukilau is a multifaceted event celebrating the past, present and future of everything “Polynesian Pop.” In bringing together all aspects of Tiki and Polynesian Pop Culture, including entertainment, music, visual art, mixology, food, fashion, cultural and social history, the goal of this four-day extravaganza is to bring together Tiki lovers and curiosity seekers from all over the world for the ultimate party and vacation weekender which is every bit as illuminating as it is entertaining. Promoters estimate 1000 attendees to partake in this year’s Hukilau.

The Hukilau 2010 featured events:

The Hukilau has the distinct privilege of presenting the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale’s Oceanic collection donated by none other than the Mai-Kai itself in the early 1970s. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to view this world-class collection.

The Hukilau special guest, artist SHAG will be debuting three new paintings as part of the on-site Harold Golen curated art installation “Poly Blend.”
The master of mixology, author Jeff “Beachbum” Berry (author of the groundbreaking drink recipe books “Grog Log” and “Intoxica!”) returns with an all-new seminar about The Suffering Bastard, a classic and revered rum based drink.

Florida historian Lu Vickers, author of “Weeki Wachee, City of Mermaids: A History of One of Florida’s Oldest Roadside Attractions” will delight and enthrall with her seminar, slide show and vintage film footage.

The Hukilau 2010 has not one but two film debuts in store. Filmmaker Jochen Hirschfeld presents the world premiere of “The DVD Of Tiki,” five years in the making, for which a film crew traveled the Pacific for 101 days capturing both the true South Seas and its pop culture reinvention – a true labor of love. Duda Leite, back from Sao Paulo, Brazil, brings a full feature-length version of his fabulous Tiki documentary, “Tikimentary: In Search Of The Lost Paradise,” all about The Hukilau and the modern-day Tiki movement!

Entertainers include:
* Garage rock legends The Woggles, featuring The Mighty Manfred of Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel on Sirius Radio.
* Frat garagerockers, The Neanderthals
* Straight from Japan, The Sweet Hollywaiians
* The Bikini Beachcombers
* Stolen Idols
* The Intoxicators!
* Ukulele toting comedian King Kukulele emcees the whole weekend.

Hukilau “Virgins” and Those Back by Popular Demand:
* From Los Angeles, DJ Lee of garage, surf and exotica indie label, Dionysus Records
* DJ Dr. Scopitone
* Marina, the Fire Eating Mermaid
* Candy Del Rio
* Elena the Hula Hoop Girl
* DJ Lounge Laura Taylor of radio WMNF’s long-standing “Surface Noise” show

The Hukilau 2010 Special Events:
* The return of the Hukilau Room Crawl!
* The return of the long-awaited “Sarong-O-Rama Fashion Show”!

The Hukilau also makes available unique limited edition event-only mugs, glassware and other merchandise to its attendees.

Hukilau 2010 events and seminars will take place in three Ft. Lauderdale venues: The Mai-Kai is a Tiki-themed restaurant which opened to the public on December 28, 1956 and is one of the few “Grand Polynesian Palaces of Tiki” still in operation today. The restaurant includes eight dining rooms, a bar, tropical gardens with walking paths and waterfalls, and a stage in the center to showcase the Polynesian Islander Revue floor show. The Bahia Cabana, a Key West style hotel, is located directly across from Fort Lauderdale’s famous white sandy beach on the Atlantic Ocean and includes a waterfront patio and bar overlooking the area’s largest Boat Marina. The Bahia Mar Beach Resort occupies 44 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway and has a colorful and interesting history that goes back to 1875 when it was the site for a house of refuge to provide shelter for survivors of the areas frequent shipwrecks. Event specific rooms at The Bahia Cabana are already sold out. Bahia Mar has plenty of rooms (with marina views) available for the incredible rate of $114.00 per night

Mai-Kai Restaurant
3599 N. Federal Hwy
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(954) 563-3272

Bahia Cabana
3001 Harbor Dr,
Fort Lauderdale, Fl, 33316
(954) 523-4620

Bahia Mar
801 Seabreeze Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
(954) 764-2233

For more event information, images, interviews with event organizer Tiki Kiliki and performers, contact Lee Joseph Publicity for the Visual Arts: 818-848-2698 (p),818-848-2699 (f),,

1776 All Over, Rum and Taxes!

Black Chamber urges Congress to stay out of battle over rum tax
By Kevin Bogardus – 02/17/10 05:13 PM ET

The National Black Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress not to interfere with a battle over a Caribbean rum distillery.

In a Feb. 16 letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Black Chamber — along with the Florida Black Chamber of Commerce — said the partnerships formed between brand-name liquor companies and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) would greatly benefit many black residents.

“These agreements with Diageo and Fortune Brands significantly help the economy of this African-American-majority U.S. territory at a time of great need, while simultaneously keeping these companies on American soil and preserving their jobs and economic impact,” says the letter, which was signed by Harry Alford, president and CEO of the Black Chamber, and Eugene Franklin, president and CEO of the group’s Florida chapter.

What is at stake is an agreement between the Virgin Islands and Diageo that has the rum company moving a rum plant there in return for substantial tax subsidies — up to 50 percent of USVI’s rum tax revenue will be spent on the deal, estimated to be worth about $2.7 billion over 30 years to Diageo.

But Puerto Rico, where the Diageo plant has been based, is up in arms over the proposed move. Puerto Rican officials say the move to the Virgin Islands would result in big job losses as well as lost business revenue for the island.

It has set off a lobbying battle with several prominent lawmakers of Puerto Rican descent, such as Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), arguing against the deal. Further, Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D) has offered legislation that would cap the rum tax money that can be spent on the liquor industry by any U.S. territory at ten percent.

Sarah Echols, a spokeswoman for Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño (R), said the Virgin Islands agreement with Diageo was not “fair competition” or in line with congressional intent for the rum tax.

“This is a slippery slope that could lead to most of the money Congress intended to support government budgets for health, education and other services in the two territories ending up on the balance books of individual rum companies,” Echols said.

In their letter to Reid, Alford and Franklin say “attacks” by Puerto Rico’s leaders against the Virgin Islands-Diageo deal have become “vitriolic” and “reprehensible.” Further, they are firmly against the Pierluisi bill.

“Should the proposed anti-USVI legislation be enacted, any state with no stake in the business decisions of another U.S. jurisdiction could attempt to bring any public-private partnership under federal scrutiny,” The letter says. “This type of intervention creates uncertainty and risk in operating in the United States, a troubling possibility as we try to keep Americans at work and strengthen the health of our businesses.”

Rums of Puerto Rico in NY

February 17, 2010, 6:47 pm
New Rum Campaign Has a Sophisticated Tone

The raucous, party-hardy image of rum is not for the rum distillers of Puerto Rico. They are taking another tack in a campaign that is now under way.

The campaign, which carries the theme “A reflection of who you are,” has a tone that is intended to be more sophisticated and upscale. The ads are aimed at younger urban professionals who look forward to other parts of the day besides happy hour.

Not that there’s anything wrong with having fun, according to the executives behind the campaign, which includes television, print and outdoor ads. Rather, they say, an overly celebratory approach is at odds with the product they are selling.

“Making rum is more expensive than making vodka,” said Roberto J. Serrallés, vice president for risk management at Destilería in Mercedita, Puerto Rico, which distills rum brands like Don Q.

“But we are considered a cheaper spirit,” he added, because of the good-times image for rum.

The campaign is on behalf of Rums of Puerto Rico, which in addition to Don Q includes brands like Bacardi, Palo Viejo and Ron Llave. Rums of Puerto Rico, created in 1948, is a division of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, a government-owned corporation in the commonwealth.

(It would be as if, say, a corporation owned by Michigan marketed the state’s cherries or a corporation owned by Wisconsin marketed the state’s cheeses.)

The campaign is the first for Rums of Puerto Rico in two years. It is being created by a Puerto Rican agency, Key Integrated Solutions. The budget is estimated at $2 million.

The campaign will also include promotions like a rum bar to be installed at Madison Square Garden and events at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Javier Vázquez-Morales, executive director at Puerto Rico Industrial Development, identified the target audience as “goal-oriented professionals” in markets like Miami, New York and Washington.

The campaign was introduced at an event in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday that was centered on the sponsorship by Rums of Puerto Rico of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Rum, Zombies, in Frisco

Rum revival sparks new interest in old spirit

By MICHELLE LOCKE (AP) – 20 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO — If the huge anchor and float lights hanging from the ceiling of Martin Cate’s Smuggler’s Cove bar don’t clue you in, the stacks of barrels and ship’s figurehead mounted on the wall should get you in the spirit of things: You don’t come here for a dry martini, be it ever so shaken or stirred.

Cate has a rum perspective on things — the bar features more than 200 from around the world.

There’s a rum revival going on across the country as devotees spread the word that rum is about a lot more than the cheap stuff you might have got trashed on in college.

“Rum is the most diverse spirit in the world,” says Cate. “There’s rich, smoky rums. There’s drier, medium-bodied rums. Some have longer finishes and some short, drier finishes. There’s a rum for every palate.”

All that and Flaming Volcanoes, too.

The rum 411:

_ Rum is a distilled spirit made from sugar cane byproducts, including juice and molasses.

_ It’s usually aged in used whisky or bourbon barrels, which turns the spirit golden and, if aged long enough, brown.

_ Rum can be white, gold or dark (known as black). The darker colored rums may be either due to the effect of aging or from being darkened with an artificial caramel color.

Perhaps most important is rum’s dual personality. While it is the basis for laugh-out-loud drinks like the zombie, premium rums prefer being sipped straight or over ice, a drink that can compete with fine cognacs and brandies.

You can even get a special rum glass to imbibe from, though Ed Hamilton, who runs the Ministry of Rum Web site, thinks that may be a bit much.

“People ask me, `What kind of glass do you use?’ I say, `A clean one,'” he says with a laugh.

Perhaps it’s not surprising that rum, and its cousin, tiki, are making a comeback now.

After all, the pioneering tiki bar, Don the Beachcomber, opened in Los Angeles during the Depression. San Francisco Bay area resident Victor Bergeron visited and became a convert, going on to start the Trader Vic’s tiki temples.

Somewhere during the ’60s, tiki and rum fell out of fashion. Cate fingers one of the culprits as a “guy in a tuxedo who showed up in a secret agent movie and asked for a vodka martini.”

But now it’s back, beneficiary of the craze for authentic cocktails that is an offshoot of the foodie movement. When your canapes are free-range chicken wings dusted in organic, hand-rubbed spices, a watery glass of lousy liquor and no-name soda just won’t do.

“A rising tide lifts all booze,” says Jeff Berry, who has written about rum and tiki culture and has a new book coming out, “Beachbum Berry Remixed.”

The leaders of the cocktail renaissance have done pre-Prohibition classics. They’ve done tequila and agave. Now, they’re looking at rum, a renewed interest that comes just as tiki has started to wave its flirty palm fronds at a jaded public.

And, conveniently, you can be a complete rum snob for much less than being, say, a single-malt scotch maniac.

“It’s amazing how much cheaper it is,” says Berry. “You can spend $140 for an 18-year single-malt. You can buy a 21-year aged, amazingly layered fantastic sipping rum for half that.”

Figures from the Distilled Spirits Council show that premium rums, which 10 years ago weren’t big enough to really exist as a category, now account for nearly 10 percent of all spirits sold by volume and 12 percent of revenues in the $60 billion retail market.

Smuggler’s Cove, a dark, inviting space strewn with just enough nautical gear to give you the tiki vibe but a few palapas short of tipping into farce, has been drawing a regular crowd, some interested in the more than 70 rum cocktails, others looking to try the many premium sipping rums.

Cate’s got something for everyone. If you smell victory, or are in need of one, there’s the Three Dots and a Dash. (You know that’s Morse code for “V,” right?) Lime, orange, honey, falernum (a sweet spirit), allspice, bitters, aged Martinique rhum, Private Reserve rum.

His zombie recipe calls for “three different rums, lime, grapefruit, fresh brains, island spices and Herbsaint (an anise-flavored liquor).”

He may not be entirely serious about the brains.

Copyright © 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

WTO threat to USVI Rum Deal

So somebody else is reading Rumpundit..we’ve been warning about WTO consequences from the beginning. Get in their Caricom.. get the same excise rebate deal!

Captain Morgan Subsidies May Trigger W.T.O. Complaint

Distiller Serralles Warns Obama that USVI Subsidies Exceed Production Costs

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Puerto Rican Coalition today cautioned President Obama that a proposed $2.7 billion taxpayer-funded subsidy to the British liquor conglomerate that owns Captain Morgan Rum may result in allegations of unfair trade practices against the United States.

“Mr. President, we agree with your inspiring words at the State of the Union Message about America’s need to ‘get our economy going again,’ but surely you did not mean to encourage unfair trade practices or to create competitive advantages for one producer at the expense of others,” said NPRC Chairman Miguel Lausell.

Lausell explained that unless overturned by Congress, the U.S. Virgin Islands plans to give Captain Morgan’s British owners, Diageo, LLC, half of all federal Excise Tax revenues it will receive from the manufacture of the popular-selling rum once it moves distillery operations from Puerto Rico to St. Croix.

Earlier this week, the President of the world-famous family-owned Serralles Distillery in Puerto Rico, which has long produced Captain Morgan, told Obama that the Virgin Islands’ subsidies actually exceed the cost of the rum itself.

“The subsidies will be almost twice the cost of production of the rum,” wrote Felix Serralles.

In addition, noted NPRC President Rafael Fantauzzi, the value of the subsidies far exceeds the $1.8 billion that Diageo paid for Captain Morgan in 2001.

“This is a reckless, short-sighted giveaway that’ll open the United States to allegations of trade violations,” Fantauzzi charged.

In addition, noted Lausell, the taxpayer-funded subsidies will also create an imbalance in the domestic liquor industry. In his letter, Serralles told Obama that the subsidies being paid to Diageo “will dramatically curtail the ability of local businesses, including Destileria Serralles, to compete in the marketplace.”

The National Puerto Rican Coalition’s mission is to enhance the social, political, and economic well-being of all Puerto Ricans on the mainland and the Island with a special focus on the most vulnerable.

SOURCE National Puerto Rican Coalition

Now, the rum lobby!

This is actually more about the political system in Washington than rum. Interesting headline – would the deal have been acceptable if this were a domestic rum company?

Lobbyists Help Smooth the Way for a Tax Break for Foreign Rum Maker
by Marcus Stern, ProPublica – February 3, 2010

Feb. 3: This post has been corrected [1].

A transfer of billions of dollars in federal aid from public projects in Puerto Rico to one of the world’s largest liquor conglomerates over the next 30 years continues to move forward without any objection from Congress.

As a result, money that’s now being used to build schools and restore tropical forests in a U.S. territory is being turned into what is essentially a $3 billion tax break for London-based Diageo, whose $20 billion in sales last year were powered by Dom Pérignon, Captain Morgan and other popular brands.

Diageo’s windfall at Puerto Rico’s expense wouldn’t be possible were it not for pricey lobbyists, the complexity of the nation’s tax laws and Congress’s ability to approve politically embarrassing deals with a sleight of hand that leaves little trace.

On K Street, Diageo has an in-house team of lobbyists that was paid $2.25 million last year. Diageo also has the help of DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest legal and lobbying firms, which has an office seven blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Last year, Diageo paid DLA Piper $770,000 to lobby on this and other issues.

Recently, Diageo hired the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group, a lobbying firm whose principals, former Senators John Breaux and Trent Lott, are now making money in the Washington influence bazaars.

Lobbyists are known for targeting the House and Senate Appropriations committees, which draft all spending bills and have been famously referred to as “favor factories” by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But the tax-writing House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees — which tacitly approved the Diageo deal by letting it go through — actually dole out bigger favors with less notice.

The excise tax on rum is a prime example.

A $13.50 tax is collected on every proof gallon of rum produced off the U.S. mainland and sold in the United States. Most of the rum is made in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and Congress passes along almost all of the tax — $13.25 — to the two territories as economic aid, based on the amount of rum each produces. That generally means about $400 million for Puerto Rico, where industry leaders Diageo and Bacardi make their rum, and $80 million for the Virgin Islands, home of the world’s fifth-largest rum maker, Cruzan.

In 2008, the Virgin Islands found a way to even up this lopsided margin. It offered to give Diageo half of the Virgin Islands’ rum-tax money if Diageo would move its rum production — 9 million proof gallons a year — to the Virgin Islands and stay there for 30 years. That’s 10 times what Puerto Rico now gives Diageo.

The Virgin Islands also will give Diageo a 90 percent income-tax break, a complete exemption from property taxes and a state-of-the-art $165 million rum distillery, which is now under construction. Under the deal, which ProPublica wrote about in October 2008 [2], Diageo will begin producing its rum there in 2012.

Puerto Rico, which expects to lose $6 billion directly and indirectly over the next 30 years because of the loss of Diageo, was caught off guard by the deal. It couldn’t match the Virgin Islands’ incentives because, unlike the Virgin Islands, it has a law capping the percentage of the rum-tax rebate it can give to its rum makers at 10 percent, not to exceed a total of $25 million in any single year. (It says it gives less than that — 6 percent.)

Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi
Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner Pedro Pierluisi
Puerto Rico’s resident commissioner, Pedro Pierluisi, a nonvoting member of the U.S. House, is trying to quash the deal with a bill [3] (PDF) he introduced last year. It would make the Virgin Islands subject to a 10 percent cap, too.

But the bill hasn’t made it out of the starting gate.

It was referred to the Ways and Means Committee, where its chairman, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., apparently has no plans to move it. Rangel has raised campaign money in both territories.

Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño did not initially lobby aggressively for the bill because his top priority in Washington has been health care reform, which could mean $10 billion in extra Medicaid money for the territories over the next 10 years.

But now, with the health care bill facing longer odds, Fortuño is stepping up his lobbying efforts, sending [4] written [5] appeals [6] to members of Congress.

Roberto Serrallés, vice president of the Puerto Rican distillery that currently makes Captain Morgan rum for Diageo, recently traveled to Washington, where he appealed to the Hispanic Caucus to ask Rangel to hold hearings on Pierluisi’s bill.

“This is about the common sense use of federal funds,” Serrallés said in an interview before the meeting. “It’s about putting some rules in place for a federal program that’s gone astray.”

Serrallés said the deal, as it stands now, will give Diageo a subsidy that is greater than the cost of the rum itself.

“It’s going to be extremely hard for us to continue,” said Serrallés, whose family has been making rum at its plant, Destilería Serrallés, since 1865. “How can I compete against someone who has a negative cost?”

A spokesman for Diageo, without elaborating, issued a terse statement denying that the tax subsidy it receives will be greater than the cost of the rum.

Like all Washington fights, this one has been a boon to lobbyists.

Last year, Diageo used its in-house lobbyists ($2.25 million), plus lobbyists at DLA Piper ($770,000) and Breaux-Lott ($10,000). The Virgin Islands used Callwood Associates ($270,000).

Puerto Rico is relying on its own internal lobbying arm in Washington, the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration. The Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, which will lose millions of dollars in annual funding for its land acquisitions if the Diageo deal stands, has hired Policy Impact Communications ($120,000) and, most recently, Quinn Gillespie & Associates ($40,000).

The Virgin Islands defends the deal by stressing the huge favorable impact it will have there. That argument was bolstered recently by a report [7] (PDF) issued by the Congressional Research Service that said the Pierluisi bill “would result in severe limits on Puerto Rico’s and the USVI’s ability to finance economic development projects with this revenue source.”

The Virgin Islands insists that Diageo would have moved its operations elsewhere if the Virgin Islands hadn’t offered the $3 billion rum-tax break and other incentives.

And the Virgin Islands argues that it’s too late to undo the Diageo deal, because the Virgin Islands already has used the anticipated revenue to back $200 million in bonds to pay for Diageo’s new distillery.

Puerto Rico’s supporters point out that Puerto Rico has its own bonds backed by anticipated rum-tax money. The governor has laid off 17,000 public employees because of the sagging economy, and they say the loss of the rum-tax money will mean more layoffs.

Serrallés says transferring so much of the rum-tax rebate as a subsidy to Diageo and other rum makers will undermine congressional support for a vital assistance program that dates to 1917.

“These guys (the Virgin Islands) are prepared to give $3 billion, $4 billion to rum makers over the next 30 years,” he said. “Congress is going to say, ‘These people (the territories) can’t control this program. It’s all ending up in the hands of the rum makers.'”

But if members of Congress are worried about that perception, it’s not evident yet.

Most of the rum-tax rebate is renewed automatically each year, without any action by Congress. But a small portion — less than 8 percent — must be approved by Congress.

Last month, that portion came up for a vote before the House, buried inside a much larger tax bill. If any lawmaker had concerns about the Diageo deal, that was a good time to speak up. Nobody did.

Now the tax bill goes to the Senate, where there is speculation it will be attached to the politically popular jobs bill. Buried inside such attractive legislation, the rum tax is likely to again slip through without debate.

Correction: This post originally said Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi was stepping up his lobbying efforts. It should have said that Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño was stepping up his lobbying efforts.

Write to Marcus Stern at [8].

More News from Barbancourt

Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt Suffers Quake Damage

Dan Marsteller
Posted: January 25, 2010

Rhum Barbancourt’s Port-au-Prince distillery will not resume production for at least a month following significant damage sustained during the Haitian capital’s recent earthquake. One of the facility’s exterior walls fell, and barrels of aging rum were destroyed along with equipment inside the plant. Two of Rhum Barbancourt’s employees died in the quake, while around one-fifth of its staff of 430 lost their homes, the distiller said.

Immediate supply disruption of Rhum Barbancourt in the U.S. will likely be lessened by the fact that the producer shipped stock the day before the earthquake, but when precisely the distillery will again be up and running is uncertain. The company recently formed a long-term distribution pact with Crillon Importers, making the New Jersey-based importer Barbancourt’s exclusive North American distributor.

Holey Dollar Heritage Rum!

Local rum now among world’s best

01 Feb 10 by PETER BODKIN Manly Daily (Australia)
Local rum now among world’s best

Tony Stubley … amazed by the new company’s success. Picture: MARTIN LANGE

WHEN North Narrabeen’s Tony Stubley met his friend Stuart Gilbert for lunch two years ago, he had no idea they would plan a “rum rebellion” that would take the pair all the way to the top.

They decided to brew a premium spirit using traditional distillation techniques, a decision rewarded late last year with a string of awards.

“At lunch, we started talking about how we couldn’t believe there wasn’t an Australian heritage rum brewed for both the local and export market,” Mr Stubley said.

“Rum was the first currency in Australia, until 1813 when Spanish currency was punched out in the middle to make a small coin and a large coin.”

Named in honour of that first coin, the pair’s Holey Dollar Rum Company won every award it entered at the prestigious 2009 International Wine and Spirits Competition, including what Mr Stubley described as the “Holy Grail”, the Worldwide Distiller of The Year prize. “We knew we had a rum that was different and very special, but we just about fell over when they announced we had won. It was only our first year of production.”

* If you want to sample a drop, tastings will be held at Brookvale Cellars on the next two Fridays from 4pm to 7pm.