Bottles for the Ball

JDRF supporters stock the charity wine cellar in swank River Oaks evening

JDRF supporters stock charity wine cellar at swank River Oaks party

Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Kristin Putnam, Haley Depping
Kristin Putnam, Haley Depping.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Fielding and Meredith Cocke
Fielding Cocke, Meredith Cocke. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, William Hagans, Lauren Donohue
William Hagans, Lauren Donohue.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Angelica Haas, David Haas
Angelica Haas, David Haas. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Alex Cocke, Paul Cuclis.
Alex Cocke, Paul Cuclis. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Andy Cerota and Diane Lokey Farb
Andy Cerota, Diane Lokey Farb. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Andrea and Michael Soper.
Andrea Soper. Michael Soper. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Elizabeth Hoff, Marshall Lang, Jenna Jackson
Elizabeth Hoff, Marshall Lang, Jenna Jackson. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Amber Bretches, Rebecca Brown
Amber Bretches, Rebecca Brown. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Mike and Terri Schnakenberg
Mike Schnakenberg, Terri Schnakenberg. Photo by Daniel Ortiz
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Kristin Putnam, Haley Depping
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Fielding and Meredith Cocke
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, William Hagans, Lauren Donohue
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Angelica Haas, David Haas
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Alex Cocke, Paul Cuclis.
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Andy Cerota and Diane Lokey Farb
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Andrea and Michael Soper.
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Elizabeth Hoff, Marshall Lang, Jenna Jackson
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Amber Bretches, Rebecca Brown
Houston, JDRF Promise Ball kick off party, January 2016, Mike and Terri Schnakenberg

What: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation "Bottles for the Ball" event.

Where: The River Oaks home of Meredith and Fielding Cocke.

The scoop: It was all about the wine and the April 30 JDRF "Into the Blue" gala at the cocktail reception where guests were asked to bring special bottles of wine with prices beginning at $150. The Promise Ball Cellar is one of the perennial auction favorites at the ball. This year, Debbie and John Zumberge have contributed a 2004 Terrestre signed by the wine makers of Tenuta Torciano San Gimignano.

As part of the evening's entertainment, Fielding Cocke led guests on a sip-and-see tour of the family's one-of-a-kind wine cellar.

Who: JDRF executive director Elizabeth Hoff, Andrea and Michael Soper, Diane Lokey Farb, Andy Cerota, Heidi and David Massin, Alex Cocke, Kellie and Randy Johnson, Steve Westlund, and Angelica and David Haas.

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