Published On: Fri, Jul 6th, 2018

AFWC hosts “Wine After Hours” — Tuesday, July 10 at Max’s Grille in Boca

“The best Wine After Hours of the Year!”

By Kenny Spahn

 The American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC) is hosting its best “Wine After Hours” of the year on Tuesday, July 10 at Max’s Grille in Boca Raton.  Don’t miss this great chance to socialize, network among like-minded food & wine lovers, while savoring a large sampling of outstanding wines and great food in a casual setting – and also benefit a worthy cause!

The American Fine Wine Competition is the largest and most prestigious All-American wine invitational in the country, with literally thousands of wines, months of judging, and a full year of preparation and planning, all cumulating in the annual Gala awards dinner in April each year.





As part of the celebration, the AFWC hosts monthly events, including its popular Wine After Hours networking get-togethers — and this one at Max’s Grille promises to be the best After Hours of the year! Enjoy unlimited tastings from over 50 award-winning wines, along with specially prepared by-the-bite treats from Max’s Grille Executive Chef. The Chef will present enticing hors d’oeuvres to pair perfectly with the wine, including:

* Warm Pistachio Crusted Goat Cheese, Cranberry Mostarda

* Mini Crab Cakes, Lemon Caper Remoulade, Chives

Ahi Tuna Poke, Wonton Chips, Red Chili Aioli

* Mini Meatballs, Whipped Ricotta Pesto, Ciabatta Points

* Crispy Polenta Bites, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

* Fig Jam & Manchego Bruschetta, Roasted Grape Salsa

* Then conclude with some amazing Fudge from A Flair for Fudge paired with dessert wines.


There will be an exciting raffle and Cork Pull, so be prepared to win some great prizes and wine!

And the best part, it all goes to benefit a worthy cause: FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD)

The AFWC Wine After Hours takes place Tuesday, July 10th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Max’s Grille in Mizner Park, Boca Raton.    Admission is only $35, and includes unlimited samplings of all foods and wine. Proceeds go to benefit FAU’s CARD program.

Purchase tickets at  For more information, contact Shari at 561.504.0206, or

For more information about The American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC):

About FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD):  

FAU CARD provides expert consulting, training and support,  at no charge, for people with autism and related disabilities, their families, employers, the professionals and community and governmental agencies serving them.   For more information:

For more information about Restaurant Placement Group, visit

TAGS:  The American Fine Wine Invitational, AFWC, Wine After Hours, Food & Wine, Max’s Grille, Boca, Events, Restaurant Placement Group, FAU, CARD, Autism, Wine, Networking, Happy Hour

About the Author

- KEN SPAHN is an award-winning Food Critic and Culinary Author, and a renowned restaurant & hospitality authority and consultant. He has authored over 800 food-related articles; appeared on numerous TV, radio, online, and print venues; served as Celebrity Judge at culinary competitions; taught Hospitality Management courses at local colleges; appeared as a guest speaker at industry events; consulted and recruited for hundreds of restaurant, hotel, and food service operators; and has been intricately involved in countless food, wine, culinary, and restaurant events. Mr. Spahn is widely recognized as one of Florida's most knowledgeable and well-connected restaurant professionals. Ken Spahn is also the Founder and President of RESTAURANT PLACEMENT GROUP, the exclusive recruiting, consulting, and placement firm for the Restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry. For more information, visit: Boca Raton Tribune is honored to have Mr. Ken Spahn on its team!

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