The Women’s Exchange… gourmet foods, wine and gifts

Have you been to the new D’Vine Gourmet Gift and Wine Shop at Fulton Ranch Promenade? If you haven’t, you are missing a real treat. Owners Denise McCreery’s past careers include time spent as a professional singer, marketing manager, high school teacher and software developer. She has worked for such companies as Pepsi-Cola, Ernst & Young and sat on a governmental advisory board for NAFTA. After successfully owning two data-base development businesses, Denise and her husband, Andrew, started and own D’Vine Gourmet, a specialty food and gift company. Her line of jams, jellies, mustards and snacks are sold in fine, upscale gourmet and gift stores and are made in Arizona. She specializes in custom gourmet gifts and gift baskets for corporate customers, but also has a fun gourmet gift shop and kitchen newly located at the Fulton Ranch Promenade. And gift baskets similar to the ones from could be another gift giving treat. The Shop has received many awards and much recognition. D’Vine gourmet was the official VIP gift for the Bowl in 2005. Their Black Pepper Merlot Wine Jelly was placed in the celebrity gift bags for Jamie Lee-Curtis’ annual Save the Tata’s celebrity soiree. D’Vine Gourmet was named one of Arizona’s “Top 10 Women-owned Companies to Watch in 2005” by Biz AZ Magazine. Her product development team is continually creating new gourmet items to keep the line fresh and current, and because D’Vine Gourmet is a “localvore,” they endeavor to use local products and vendors. Denise is actively involved with several business associations, community groups and school projects. Denise has added a full kitchen and wine tasting events, as well as her service to provide gift baskets for corporations and individuals. Come to the WE meeting, meet Denise and try a taste of Arizona! These gift baskets are amazing and a nice treat for anyone that you think deserves spoiling, you could even purchase some corporate gifts for those that you work with that deserve to be spoilt, such as coworkers, your boss, or even those you are grateful that work for you. These custom gift baskets are also made of delicious food for all of those around you to enjoy, whether they are male or female, however if you are interested in just sticking with the women then you will want to find out when the location of the WE meeting in ARIZONA…

When: W.E. meeting on Thursday, February 26

Time: 6:30 p.m. greet and eat appetizer/salad potluck buffet; 7:00 p.m. W.E. meeting

Great guest speakers, fresh salads and exploring possibilities! Are you looking to connect with other women? Looking for new friends? Looking to learn new things? You’ve been looking for us! W. E. is for women who want to have, fun, food, friendships and community involvement. W.E. is women connecting with women.

Where: Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room, 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., 85248

Cost: $10 per person or $5 with a salad or appetizer dish to share

For information or reservations call or e-mail Sherrian Beagle at 480-895-1538; e-mail [email protected]