The fun part of Virtual Vino LIVE is the variety of “Celebrities” we get to have on our show. The lineup has been great (with many more to come in future shows) and the variety has made it super fun and entertaining…in addition to learning some new vocabulary about wines.
This past week we had two very classy, well known, and just overall amazing people on our Celebrity Panel – Leslie Chihuly and Llew Pritchard grace our panel for the Chardonnay Tasting Show. They joined our “resident celebrity”, Cathi Hatch and the three of them made for one classy panel. From the moment they arrived I knew this was going to be a great show. They were ready to have some fun tasting wine but were also really excited to help a charity, Seattle Symphony Orchestra. What made this special was that all three of our panelists are both board members and have been past Chairs of the Board (Leslie is the current Chair). This is a great honor and to have three in one room is electric!
I don’t want to steal the thunder of the show, but you simply have to watch just to hear the stories Llew kept telling about the history of Seattle, some key players in the Symphony since almost its inception and just simply fun experiences. Even if you don’t like Chardonnay’s, it is worth watching for these stories.
Leslie’s passion about everything she does was also so captivating that you simply felt compelled to support the arts – both from what her and Dale Chihuly (her husband) and the Seattle Symphony are doing. This was amazing and even though I live here and am pretty “connected” to what is going on, she shared some very exciting developments happening at the Seattle Center and about the new Conductor of the Symphony, Ludovic Morlot.
These two had a ton of fun with Cathi and truly demonstrated the meaning of the word “classy” when it comes to people. What a pleasure and honor to have them both on our show…and of course they want to come back again sometime – they are more than welcome back to the cameras and table of Virtual Vino LIVE!!