WSU Tri-Cities Carson College of Business

Point to Success Fundraising Brunch

Due to inclement weather, the event has been rescheduled to March 30, 2019. 
Registration is $100 per person

All proceeds dedicated entirely to student support and faculty development to improve business education in the Tri-Cities. Featured guest Tim Hanni, Master of Wine, flavor maven and author of “Why you like the Wines you Like”.

The master of ceremonies will be KNDU Television news anchor Tracci Dial and the featured speaker is Tim Hanni, flavor maven, internationally known expert in wine and the wine business, and the first person in the U.S. to earn the Master of Wine credential ( Tim is author of the book, Why you like the Wines you Like. Did you know that your wine preference correlates to a dislike of loud restaurants, an affinity for sushi, a dislike of cilantro, a dislike of tags in your clothes, and your mother’s susceptibility to morning sickness? And that Tim developed a short quiz you can take to sort this all out? You won’t want to miss this informative and amusing presentation.

Tim Hanni, author of “Why You Like the Wines You Like,” to speak at Feb. 9 brunch.

This year’s brunch will include a live auction for some great packages, a $25 wine grab, and a fun game of heads-or-tails.

Live auction items include:

  • a private vineyard-to-bottle tour featuring Charlie Hoppes and Dick Boushey
  • a weeklong stay at a penthouse condo at Punta Mita, near Puerta Vallarta
  • a stay for four on a Seattle houseboat
  • a private tasting for twelve at a local distillery
  • a condo stay for eight at Eagle Crest resort, near Bend
  • two-night stays at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and the Lodge at Cannon Beach
  • a summer pool barbecue overlooking the Snake River
  • a family photo session
  • a private tour of a submarine conning tower with dinner for eight
  • a dinner for eight at a local waterfront home prepared by the Executive Chef of the WSU School of Hospitality and Business Management, Jamie Callison.

The $25 wine grab will include many bottles of wine with retail values greater than $60 and an average value of over $40, including ten 90-pointers and two double gold winners. The prize package for heads-or-tails includes a $350, 100-point wine.

Generously hosted by Anthony’s at Columbia Point

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Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter

Homemade Blueberry Coffee Cake
With cinnamon butter

Crispy French Toast
With wild mountain huckleberry sauce

Chilaquiles Scramble
Eggs scrambles with Chili Verde with corn tortillas, jack cheese
and herbed cream cheese

Wild Salmon Benedict
English muffin topped with spinach, poached egg and wild salmon finished with Hollandaise sauce

Prawns and Grits
Anthony’s BBQ prawns over homemade grits

Roasted Apple and Huckleberry Crepes

Mixed Grill
Hickory smoked bacon, Kurobuta ham and sausage

Anthony’s Bunch Potatoes
Roasted Yukon Gold potatoes

Brunch Beverages
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, Mimosas, Michelle Sparkling Brut
Mukiltio Coffee or Tea

An array of homemade miniature desserts including Chinookies, fruit tartlets
and chocolate dipped strawberries

  •  The Port of Benton is offering a private tour for 8 Guests of the conning tower & sail of the USS Triton, the first vessel to circumnavigate the world entirely underwater.
  • Relaxation Package – After checking into newly opened “The Lodge at Columbia Point” for an overnight stay, head down to the spa for a couples massage.  When you come back to the room we’ll have a bottle of wine waiting for you with a nice cheese tray that you can enjoy on your deck overlooking the Columbia River.
  • A private wine tasting for 8 with the owners of Hamilton Cellars, Russ and Stacie Hamilton.
  • A two-hour cruise for six people on the Columbia River on the 38-foot yacht Quantum Wave out of Clover Island.
  • Take a trip for 2 to Cannon Beach, Oregon and enjoy a two night stay in a beautiful Boutique Hotel “The Ocean Lodge”. Head down to Ocean Spa in downtown Cannon Beach for a couples massage, a great way to get you in the relaxation mode. Have dinner at one of Cannon Beach’s favorite local restaurants, “The Driftwood” ($50.00).  When you come back to your room enjoy a bottle of northwest wine with two signature glasses & chocolates.
  • Vertical sampling of two vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon from Leonetti Cellar.
  • A vineyard tour and tasting for 8, complete with hors d’ oeuvres hosted by Elephant Mountain Vineyards at the party site on the Butte at Elephant Mountain Vineyards,  producer of many award winning wines.
  • Golf for four at Apple Tree in Yakima.
  • Dinner in the vineyard at Gordon Estate.
  • Americans “Dinner, Game, and Winger Delivery” package for four for the auction to include dinner at a restaurant, front row seats, and signed gear delivered at the game.
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Maria Rodriguez

Maria Luisa Rodriguez

Carson College of Business, Academic Support Staff

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