The 15th annual “Night of Wine & Roses” is a black and white affair not to be missed.

Wine enthusiasts – as well as those wanting to learn more about wine – will enjoy this gala evening that begins with a large selection of wine tastings and wine education.  Sure to please both the experienced connoisseur and those hoping to expand their palates, an elegant selection of white and red wines will be featured during the tasting as well as paired with a five-course gourmet meal.

Friday, January 21, 2011, is the date. The Sunflower Ballroom at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Maner Conference Center, in Topeka is the location for this event to benefit the American Cancer Society. Silent and live auctions will be held, and music will be provided by the Topeka Big Band.

“Dawn Bicknell-Reiser is co-chair of the Night of Wine & Roses. “The black and white theme for this year’s event brings an added flair to the evening,” Dawn says. “We are thrilled with the wine selection and cannot wait to taste Chef Andy’s gourmet creations.”

This year’s featured artist is Kim Casebeer, who has donated an original painting to the auction – “Spring Storm in Hill Country” is a 16×20 pastel created in 2007, framed in a gold frame under glass, retail valued at $1700. A number of other local artists are also donating auction items.

“We appreciate the Topeka community’s support of this annual event,” Dawn says. “Tickets for last year’s gala nearly sold out and we raised $60,000 for the American Cancer Society, to help in the fight against cancer.”

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[Dec. 1, 2010 | by Jill Sittenauer • photos provided by Parker Photography]

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