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Wine Enthusiast Awards Dinner Honors Top Wine Stars

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

After being postponed due inclement weather in January, the Wine Enthusiast 2014 Wine Star Awards Gala took place on April 25th at the New York Public Library. Among the honorees: Charles Merinoff was awarded Person of the Year; Charles Smith was awarded Winemaker of the Year; Jordan Winery was awarded American Winery of the Year; Opici Wines was awarded Wine Importer of ... read more>

ViniPortugal Stages Progressive Tasting and ‘Somm Chill Night’

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On April 16th, ViniPortugal conducted a progressive tasting and “Somm Chill Night” at The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. Consumers, media and VIP trade had the opportunity to taste a selection of Portuguese wines from 12 wineries, paired with seafood dishes by Chef Dave ... read more>

Gardinier Family Celebrates 30 Years at Ch. Phélan Ségur

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

A series of events in April marked the 30th anniversary of the Gardinier Family at the helm of Château Phélan Ségur. Thierry Gardinier, owner with his two brothers Stephane and Laurent, and Veronique Dausse, Director of the château, came to the U.S. for the occasion. Events included a sommelier master class; a press lunch at The Lamb’s Club; the opening of l’Appart ... read more>

Wines of Moldova: Back in the Big Apple

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On April 28th, Wines of Moldova returned to New York City for their second annual tasting at the Astor Center. Attendees were able to take in an introductory seminar led by “World Wine Guys” Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen. During the main walkaround tasting, the Moldovan Ambassador to the United Nations, Vlad Lupan, made a speechabout Moldova’s rich wine history and ... read more>

Esprit du Vin’s Growing Portfolio on Display

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Time has flown for Esprit du Vin, the Palm Bay spinoff that has grown from four wineries to 60+ in just five years—while maintaining a clear focus on family-oriented, high-quality producers. The portfolio tasting on April 28th at the Gansevoort Hotel featured many visiting producers from Europe and the U.S., including Anne Trimbach of Maison F.E. Trimbach, Eva Reh- Siddle of Domaine ... read more>

Khortysta Vodka Sponsors Heavyweight Championship Fight

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Khortysta Vodka was the official sponsor of the recent Klitschko v. Jennings World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden. Khortysta’s representatives staged a photo area for fans where they could pose on the canvas with Khortysta ring girls. Khortysta Vodka is available in New York through Royal Wine ... read more>

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Celebrates U.S. Launch

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

La Quintinye Vermouth Royal enjoyed an appropriate stateside launch—at the French Consulate. Trade and press gathered on April 15th and enjoyed cocktails based on the line’s three vermouths—Blanc, Rouge and Extra Dry—and a short seminar. The cocktails paired beautifully with French-inspired snacks, including caramelized onion puffs, seared tuna on crostini and, of course, escargot. Photo credit: Tatiana Reif       ... read more>

Domaine Select Wine Estates Holds Annual Spring Tasting

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Domaine Select Wine Estates held their Spring Portfolio Tasting, Round Table Series on April 27th at their headquarters in New York City. Over 200 wines, spirits and saké were presented in this intimate tasting format, providing guests the opportunity to sit down with winemakers and portfolio specialists. For the event, DSWE was delighted to host special guests Giusto Occhipinti, founding partner of ... read more>

Alto Adige Hosts Walkaround Tasting and Seminar

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

The wineries of the Alto Adige and Sudtriol regions of northeastern Italy hosted a walkaround trade tasting at the Metropolitan Pavilion on April 28th. Guests tasted wines from over 25 producers, made from 20 different grape varieties. Producers included Abbazia di Novacella, Girlan, Tenuta J. Hofstätter, Tiefenbrunner, Tramin and Peter Zemmer, among others. Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser also led a seminar.     ... read more>

UFCW Hosts ‘Tee Up For a Cure’ and Honors Steve Bellini

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

UFCW Local 1D and UFCW Local 2D hosted the third annual “Tee Up For a Cure” golf outing on April 27th at Richmond Country Club, benefiting Michael’s Cause of Staten Island, a non-profit organization raising awareness of and funding research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Steve Bellini, Executive Vice President, Sidney Frank Importing Co., was the evening’s honoree. Over $30,000 was raised to support ... read more>
 
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