Good Nature to hold wine tasting for benefit Friday

Thursday, July 28, 2011 | 5:36 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Downtown "New Age" general store Good Nature is hosting a wine tasting Friday to benefit Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center.

The store has been holding wine tastings since it opened in November 2010. The tastings are held on Fridays twice a month and benefit a local charity. 

“The wine tasting is free, and we donate 10 percent of all wine sales to that month’s charity,” said Diane Peckham, owner of Good Nature. “We do recommend a two-bottle purchase, though.”

This week, four wines — two whites and two reds — will be sampled.They will be chosen Friday afternoon by Peckham.

“All our wines are rated 90 points or higher,” Peckham said of the wines that will be tasted and those that the store carries. Wines are rated on a 100-point scale by wine-centric publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine & Spirits.

A selection of cheeses will be paired with the wine.

Karen Grindler, director of the Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center, said she was thrilled to be involved, but not only for the wine tasting. “They have really cool llama socks,” she said.

The tasting happens from 4 to 6 p.m. at 910 Alley A.

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