Around the World in One Night

A crowd of nearly 375 people gathered on Friday, October 28th for our 15th Annual Wines of the World event held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center! The event featured 112 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 PJ’s at SentryWorld and Rockman’s Catering, 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.

An equally exciting part of the event was the announcement of the prize winners including Maria McKay from Remedy Intelligent Staffing who won the stunning pendant designed by Thomas Dailing and donated by Lee Ayers Jewelers; and to Kim Whelan from Ki Mobility 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

The Bottle Stop


Food Sponsors

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Rockman’s Catering


Sommelier Master Level Media Sponsor

NRG Media – Hot 967, Y106.5 Today’s Best Country, 103.3 WGLX, & Big Cheese 107.9


Wine Distributors/Suppliers

Allstate Liquor and Wine Company
Breakthru Beverage
L’eft Bank Wine Company
M Shiraz Wines
Purple Feet Wines
Sunset Point Winery

Beer Sponsor

Stevens Point Brewery

Handcrafted Spirits

Great Northern Distilling

Craft Beers

Beechwood Distributors

Central Waters Brewing Company

Bordeaux Table Sponsors

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics
Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Donaldson Company
Sentry Insurance
Wildcard Corporation

Brewery Table Sponsor

Stevens Point Brewery

Chardonnay Table Sponsors

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension

Chianti Bistro Table Sponsors

First Weber Realtors – Bill Bayba
Steel King Industries

Stage Sponsor

Heartland Farms Inc

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 Sponsors

PJ’s at SentryWorld
Rockman’s Catering

Corkscrew Sponsor

CoVantage Credit Union

Wine Charm Sponsor

Investors Community Bank

Wine Stopper Sponsor

Coldwell Banker, The Real Estate Group

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

Adventure 212
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Wisconsin
Blenker Companies
Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
Comfort Suites
Duraclean Specialists
Girls in Pearls Boutique
Grazies Italian Grill
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Innovative Services, Inc.
Lands’ End
Marjorie’s Steakhouse
Notable Impressions
Point Insurance
Say Vino Services
Slumberland Furniture of Stevens Point
Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point Country Club
The Boldt Company
The Bottle Stop
The Pineries Bank
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network


Advanced Neck & Back Care Center
Compass Properties – John & Patty Noel
Dolce Digital Imaging & Printing
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
Rockman’s Catering
Sentry Insurance
The Pointer Quintet

Planning Team

Nancy Dolce, Dolce Digital Imaging & Printing
“Chicago Bill” Dunham, Say Vino Services
Juany Heck, Advanced Neck & Back Care Center
Matt Lazarski, The Bottle Stop

Jill Liebergen, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center,

Nicole Meeks, Sentry Insurance
Scott Rockman, Rockman’s Catering
Denny Rosenthal, The Worth Company
Karen Schanock, Portage County Business Council
Michelle Sedlak, Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

Mark Your Calendars for our 16th Annual Wines of the World to be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center!!!