Wines win for groups

Fundraisers help sew seeds for good

Posted: February 25, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/CARIN SCHOPPMEYER Dan Comstock (from left), Chef Miles James, Jason Willems, Audre Darling and James and Angie Graves welcome guests to Ooh! La,la! on Feb. 8 at The Garden Room in Fayetteville.

Jackson L. Graves Foundation supporters gathered Feb. 8 at The Garden Room in Fayetteville for the ninth annual Ooh! La, la! chocolate and wine pairing. The chocolate and wine pairing dinner was orchestrated by Chef Miles James of Miles James Hospitality and Jason Willems, Diamond Beverages wine expert. The two collaborated in pairing the two elements to produce a three-course dinner that highlighted the best of both with wines from Chronic Cellars and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards.

Ooh! La, la!

Who: Jackson L. Graves Foundation

What: The chocolate and wine pairing featured a three-course dinner.

When: Feb. 8

Where: The Garden Room in Fayetteville

Next: Red, White and Baby Blue — June 29

Information: (479) 466-8339, (479) 799-9592 or

Wine Opener

Who: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — Arkansas Chapter

What: The benefit helped the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas raise some $370,000.

When: Feb. 9

Where: John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers

Next: Northwest Arkansas Great Strides Walk, May 5

Information: (501) 371-0233 or

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