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Sarah Stierch Sarah Stierch is the Food + Drink Editor of the Sun (with occasional visits to other areas of the paper). Stierch has eaten, drunk, and written her way through 13 countries and the hottest food trends and communities in the USA. She's also a racing and travel geek, venturing beyond food/booze to cover subjects that connect to Sonoma Valley, such as IndyCar racing and other wine making regions. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Independent, Salon, Gawker, Smithsonian and on National Public Radio, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Awesome free corkage bag fundraiser is back

Posted on September 22, 2016 by Sarah Stierch
Every purchase of a free corkage bag benefits the Sonoma Kiwanis Club Foundation and gets you free corkage at 4 local restaurants
Every purchase of a free corkage bag benefits the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza Foundation and gets you free corkage at 4 local restaurants

Fundraising is a big thing in Sonoma Valley. Lots of wealthy residents, means lots of nonprofits, which means lots of big, fancy, expensive fundraisers that many of us rarely get to attend.

So, it’s pretty epic when there is a fundraiser that (1) I can afford and (2) helps me save money doing something I love.

That favorite thing? Drinking fine wine and eating great food at one of our fine dining establishments here in Sonoma.

The no corkage bag is back, and all proceeds from the sale of the bags benefits Sonoma’s local Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza Foundation.

And the best part? The bag only costs $35!

The foundation supports local projects in our community, including distributing personalized dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Sonoma Valley, which is often the first book a child owns; building and painting for exhibitions at the Sonoma Valley Art Museum; delivering meals to individuals in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas; and improving local school grounds by building picnic areas, playgrounds, and landscaping.

The bag gets you free corkage, from October 1 until March 31, 2017, at four Sonoma restaurants: Sonoma Grille, Depot Hotel, Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, and the Red Grape. That will save you $10-$15 and enable you to BYOB for six months!!

And honestly, those are hands-down four of the best restaurants in Sonoma Valley. I mean seriously. Good job Kiwanis.

Buy one for yourself and one for your friends. Contact Bob Nicholas at bobandcarole@yahoo.com to get your bag.

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