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2018 Wines of the World Event

By Portage County Business Council

A crowd of nearly 300 people gathered on Friday, October 26th for our 17th Annual Wines of the World event held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center! The event featured over 100 wines from around the world for sampling, along with some specialty cocktails, bourbons and whiskeys by The Bottle Stop, fine cuisine by the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center and Rockman’s Catering, Wisconsin artisan cheeses by Ski’s Meat Market, delicious desserts by Muse at Sentry, soft live jazz music by The Pointer Jazz Quintet, a Silent Auction, a Beer Bar and Ciderboys Mimosa by the Stevens Point Brewery, other craft beers, and handcrafted spirits by Great Northern Distilling and Schierl Brothers Northern Oasis Spirits.


An equally exciting part of the event was the announcement of the prize winners including April Cooke from Lineage Logistics who won the stunning pendant designed by Thomas Dailing and donated by Lee Ayers Jewelers; and to Shawna Wefel who won the catered dinner for 6 people donated by Rockman’s Catering.

We would like to thank the following sponsors and contributors for their support of our Wines of the World event.


Presenting Wine Sponsor

Food Sponsors


Sommelier Master Level Media Sponsor


Wine Distributors/Suppliers

Allstate Liquor and Wine Company

Breakthru Beverage

General Beverage

L’eft Bank Wine Company

Shiraz Wines

Purple Feet Wines

Sunset Point Winery

Beer Sponsor

Stevens Point Brewery


Handcrafted Spirits

Great Northern Distilling

Schierl Brothers Northern Oasis Spirits


Craft Beer

Central Waters Brewing Company


Bordeaux Table Sponsors


Delta Dental of Wisconsin

Lineage Logistics

Sentry Insurance


Brewery Table Sponsor
Stevens Point Brewery


Chardonnay Table Sponsors

Donaldson Company Inc

Skyward Inc


Chianti Bistro Table Sponsors

Bill Bayba – First Weber Realtors

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Steel King Industries Inc

Van Horn Nissan of Stevens Pont


Stage Sponsor

Gamber-Johnson LLC


Jewelry Sponsors

Lee Ayers Jewelers with Thomas Dailing Designs


Print Sponsor

Dolce Digital Imaging & Printing


Centerpiece Sponsor

Bev’s Floral & Gifts


Cheese Sponsor

Ski’s Meat Market


Dessert Sponsor

Muse at Sentry


Corkscrew Sponsor

CoVantage Credit Union


Wine Stopper Sponsor

Investors Community Bank


Rating Sponsor

R-Stores / Riiser Energy


Cocktail Napkin Sponsor

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services


Dinner Napkin Sponsor

The Boldt Company


Silent Auction/Door Prize Contributors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin


Cobblestone Hotel & Suites/Wissota Chophouse

Duraclean Specialists

Girls in Pearls Boutique

Grazies Italian Grill

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Lands’ End

Ministry Home Care Ascension at Home

Muse at Sentry

Rack Industrial LLC

Sam’s Club

Schierl Brothers Northern Oasis Spirits

Slumberland Furniture of Stevens Point

Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Country Club

Sunset Point Winery

The Bottle Stop

The Pineries Bank



Dolce Digital Imaging & Printing

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

John & Patty Noel

Rockman’s Catering

Sam’s Club

Star Business Machines

Stevens Point Brewery

Planning Team

Sarah Agena, Flexible Nutrition Solutions LLC

Nancy Dolce, Dolce Digital Imaging & Printing

“Chicago Bill” Dunham, Say Vino Services

Chris Jackson, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Matt Lazarski, The Bottle Stop

Karen Myers, Portage County Business Council

Dorothy Pientka, Pientka Auction Service

Scott Rockman, Rockman’s Catering

Michelle Sedlak, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Anastasia Sosnovske, Star Business Machines Inc


Mark Your Calendars for our 18th Annual Wines of the World to be held on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center!!!