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Sample wines, whiskeys and craft brews, and help grant wishes.

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Make-A-Wish Nebraska’s Young Leaders Council Lincoln invites you to attend their First Annual Wine, Whiskey & Wishes! We will be bringing wine, whiskeys and craft brews into one room for the ultimate tasting experience. As you sample, there will be food, music and, of course, plenty of opportunities to go home with some pretty amazing prizes. And not only is it an evening full of fun, but all proceeds will go toward helping grant life-changing wishes for Nebraska children with critical illnesses. So purchase your tickets today!

Thursday, September 13th

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Talon Room | 230 N. 12th Street, Lincoln

21-and-over Event | Attire: Business Casual

$50 per person, early bird | $60 per person, after August 10

Sample a variety of wines, whiskeys and craft brews. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The Whiskeys, Wineries and Breweries


Nebraska Brewing
Blue Blood
Kros Strain
Green Flash
Goose Island



Meiomi Chardonnay
Ruffino Pinot Grigio
Meiomi Pinot Noir
Robert Mondavi PS Bourbon Barrel Cabernet
Spoken Barrel Meritage
The Velvet Devil Merlot


Makers 46
Jim Beam Black
Basil Hayden Dark Rye
Toki Suntory Whiskey
Jim Beam Vanilla
Templeton Rye 4yr
Templeton Rye 6yr
David Nicholson
Four Roses Small Batch
Cut Spike Whiskey


“Stock the Bar” Raffle

At the event, you can purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win bottles of alcohol and possibly even the “Stock the Bar” grand prize, made up of $500 worth of spirits and accessories.

Live Auction Items

Ballyhack Golf Club Vacation

Get away with this 3-day, 2-night Ballyhack Golf Club vacation in Roanoke, Virginia. This includes a 18-hole round of golf each day (with carts) at a Golf Digest Top 200 Course, as well as a king bedroom in the executive cottage, complete with in-suite bathrooms and joined by a large common area, wet bar, fireplace and large porch overlooking the beautiful 18th green.

Husker Package

Scott Frost fans, you’re in luck! We have a signed authentic Husker helmet with 2 tickets to the Troy vs. NU game on September 15. Seats are located in Section 110, Row 9, Seats 21 & 22. Go ‘skers!

Silent Auction Items

We will continue to add auction items leading up to the day of the event. Please check back.

Memorial Stadium Wall Canvas

Decorate your home with a Memorial Stadium wall canvas. This unique fisheye-lens point of view of Nebraska’s beloved stadium was photographed and donated by Matt Elwood Photography.

Select Style Gift Card + Clutch

Enjoy a $150 gift card to Select Style, Lincoln’s premier fashion boutique for the modern woman. Accompanying this gift card is a stylish Matt & Nat black clutch.

Unite 7 Seconds Products

Skip the trip to the salon and pamper your hair at home with this Unite 7 Seconds blowout crème and conditioning leave-in detangler donated by Fresh Salon.

Computer Hardware Lincoln Gift Card

Looking to purchase some Apple products? Then get this $75 gift card to Computer Hardware Lincoln. It’s Nebraska’s largest Apple Premier Partner and offers all new iPads, Macbook Pros, iMacs and any Apple accessory you could need.

College View Shopping District Package

Shoes, pastries and earrings? Yes please! This College View Shopping District package contains a $50 gift card to Pattino Shoe Boutique + a $50 gift card to Goldenrod Pastries + Jenny Bird silver earrings.

Pure Barre Lincoln

It’s time to tone up and sweat it out with one month of unlimited classes at Pure Barre Lincoln + a swag bag to help you look the part!

Vital Health Massage

It’s time to relax! Enjoy a one-hour massage at Vital Health Massage Therapy, perfect for stress relief, chronic pain, sports training, injury treatment and pregnancy.

Bagels & Joe Coffee Membership

Start your mornings off right with this 3-month coffee membership to Bagels & Joe!

Piedmont Bistro

Enjoy dinner for 4 and 2 bottles of wine at Piedmont Bistro—a Lincoln staple that serves fresh, made-from-scratch cuisine.

Fiesta in a Bucket

It’s 5 o’clock everywhere when you have a Fiesta in a Bucket! This 21-and-over bucket is filled with 4 margarita glasses, 4 cactus-shaped shot glasses, margarita mix, margarita salt and, of course, tequila. Salud!

Fly Fitness

Join a fun, positive and healthy community with this Fly Fitness package. You’ll get 2 weeks of unlimited classes for cycling, circuit training and sculpting, and you’ll also get a Fly Fitness hat and some healthy snacks.

Kate Spade Bag & Wallet

Kate Spade will never go out of style, especially in Nebraska, when you have this Husker red Cove Street crossbody with matching wallet.

Venue Restaurant & Lounge

If you’re looking for a special night out, look no further. Enjoy dinner for 2 and a bottle of wine at Venue Restaurant & Lounge.

James Arthur Vineyards

Treat yourself to a private wine tasting for 8 people at James Arthur Vineyards, led by wine maker Jim Ballard.

Saltdogs Package

It’s game time! Take yourself out to the ballgame with 4 lower-level Saltdogs baseball tickets during the 2019 season. Plus, get plenty of Saltdogs swag.

Dinner and a Show

See Rent on stage! Get 2 tickets to Rent at the Lied Center on Saturday, March 2 at 2pm, plus a $50 gift card to Bin 105 to enjoy after the show.

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