Westies and Wine: A Fundraiser for Maryland Westie Rescue at The Wine Bin
It stands to reason that connoisseurs of canines are also wise about wine. Enter Ellicott City’s The Wine Bin (http://www.winebinec.com) who, since they opened, have held a “Yappy Hour” on the property of their boutique wine store on Main Street the first Friday of every month. This Friday, June 1st, The Wine Bin welcomes Maryland Westie Rescue from 6-9 PM, 8390 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043, 410.465.7802.
Co-owner, Giuliana Cox tells FUROCIOUS that the concept of a “Yappy Hour” is really all about Chloe, the store mascot and the inspiration for this monthly canine collective.
“Dave Carney, my partner, rescued a dog, Chloe, who is almost always in the store during business hours and she is quite an attraction. She is a boxer/pit bull/bull terrier brindle,” said Giuli.
“The yappy hours have become quite an event. We often have 100 plus dogs in attendance (with their people too). We also do a raffle for a wine selection and the proceeds for that also go to the charity.”
Wine, dog biscuits (no dunking), Parfections chocolate (only for bipeds!), live music and conviviality round out this lovely evening, for a good cause, in Historic Ellicott City. Donations and a portion of the sales will go directly to Maryland Westie Rescue (and if you can’t make it, please consider going online and making a donation to this great rescue group). Bring your well-behaved pooch (canine companion not required) and settle in to learn more about what The Wine Bin has in store for this summer. Experimenting was never as tasty as when trying their monthly six-pack special whereby each employee chooses a favorite wine to be included and that 6-pack is offered at a discount. In addition, The Wine Bin will feature the top 10 wines of summer—wines that the proprietors think work well with the season (both red and white) and that are also a great value. They ought to know – they offer 200 wines under $20.
Maryland Westie Rescue, Inc. (http://www.MarylandWestieRescue.com) was founded by a stalwart group of volunteers in 2007. Since then, according to their website, they have rescued 288 wild and wooly Westies. Barclay sends out a ‘high-paw’ for that. FUROCIOUS is very familiar with this rescue group – we have great fun attending all kinds of events from the original Wine & Fleas fundraiser to a Mardi Paws Parade with the Mystic Krewe of College “Bark.” Without financial support, no rescue group can survive. Many animals come to organizations like Westie Rescue in poor physical condition which require everything from vetting and grooming, transportation costs and more.
It’s likely that Barclay already has this terrier-ific event on his social calendar and FUROCIOUS will be required to chauffeur this demanding little Westie and his best pal, Dugan, over to Ellicott City, which I’ll be happy to do.