Published On: Mon, Jul 23rd, 2018

AFWC ‘Wine After Hours – Wednesday, July 25 at Square One in Boca!

By Kenny Spahn

The American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC) is hosting one its popular Wine After Hours’ events THIS WEDNESDAY (July 25) at the new Square One restaurant & bar in Boca Raton.  Wine After Hours is a fantastic opportunity to sip & sample dozens of award-winning wines (over 50!), along with plenty of tasty food samplings in a fun and casual settingIt’s also a great opportunity to socialize, network, and schmooze amongst like-minded food & wine lovers – all while helping to support a very worthy cause – the Alzheimer’s Association

The American Fine Wine Competition is the world’s largest and most prestigious American wine invitational, 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, AFWC hosts monthly events, including its popular Wine After Hours networking get-togethers — and with the stunning new Square One as a setting, this promises to be a good one! Enjoy unlimited tastings from over 50 award-winning wines, along with specially prepared by-the-bite treats from Square One’s Executive Chef Jon Greening.  The menu is still being finalized, but look for some favorites including Square One’s signature Brick Oven Pizzas, Tuna Poke, and some of the best Burger Sliders in town.  As a special bonus, you’ll also get a chance to meet both the Winemaker and the Owner of Kestrel Vintners, Washington’s Finest Wines Made for the Dinner Table!   There’ll also be an exciting raffle and chance to win some valuable prizes.  Then conclude the evening with some amazing Fudge from A Flair for Fudge, paired with dessert wines.

Square One – Brick Oven Pizza

 The AFWC Wine After Hours takes place WEDNESAY, JULY 23 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Square One (“SQ1”), located at 2222 Glades Road in the Glades Plaza (the former Brewzzi spot) in Boca Raton.

Square One – Prawns

Square One – Burrata Salad


Admission is only $45, including unlimited samplings of all food and wine, with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association

To Purchase tickets and more info (including the wines being poured), go to:

For more information about The American Fine Wine Competition (AFWC), visit:; or email AFWC Founder and President, email Shari Gherman at:

For more information about Restaurant Placement Group, visit

The National Alzheimer’s Association raises money to increase awareness of this terrible disease that is growing faster than any other. Funding is also used for research, to find a cure before any of us are consumed.  Annually, a national walk occurs to raise awareness and funds.  For more information, visit:

TAGS:  American Fine Wine Invitational, AFWC, Wine After Hours, Food & Wine, Square One, SQ1, Boca, National Alzheimer’s Association, Events, Restaurant Placement Group, 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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