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HOUSE OF MANDELA WINES
COME TO THE U.S.
Dr. Makaziwe Mandela and Tukwini Mandela, daugh-
ter and granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, the former
president of South Africa, were in the U.S. to discuss
the House of Mandela Wines. Launched first in South
Africa in 2010, the wines are now being introduced
here. After attending the 2013 South Beach Food &
Wine Festival, the Mandelas traveled to New York
City, where they had the opportunity to meet mem-
bers of Southern Wine & Spirits of New York and vari-
ous retailers around the state.
1.
Matt Munn, SWSNY; Dr. Makaziwe Mandela; Tukwini Mandela;
Larry Goodrich, SWSNY
2.
Tukwini Mandela, the granddaughter of Nelson Mandela
3.
Tukwini Mandela speaks to representatives from Southern Wine &
Spirits of NY
4.
Selena Cuffe (right), president of Heritage Link Brands, U.S. importer
of House of Mandela Wines, addresses attendees.
5.
Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, the daughter of Nelson Mandela
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CHIVAS 18 & PININFARINA DEBUT
LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE
On February 26
th
, Chivas 18 and Pininfarina enthusi-
asts gathered at Manhattan’s Maserati dealership for
the unveiling of the limited edition Chivas 18 bottle,
“The Drop.” The limited edition bottles were dis-
played among Pininfarina-designed cars that guests
could admire as they sipped signature cocktails. The
event ended with the unveiling of the level 3 bottle
design, The Mascherone.
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Michael McLaren, PRUSA; Paolo Trevisan and
Matteo de Lise, Pininfarina
2.
Chivas 18 on display
AROUND
TOWN
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ORNELLAIA CELEBRATES 2010 VINTAGE
AND 25
TH
ANNIVERSARY
On February 23
rd
, pre-release lots of Ornellaia 2010
were auctioned by Sotheby’s Finest & Rarest Wines
in New York. Each 2010 bottle has a special silk-
screened gold and ivory label, commemorating the
25
th
anniversary of the winery. Proceeds from these
lots totaled $55,250, which are part of Ornellaia’s
donation to London’s Royal Opera House.
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Jamie Ritchie, Sotheby’s Wine; Bartolomeo Pietromarchi and
Maria Alicata, art curators; Giovanni Geddes, Ornellaia; Alex Belson,
Ornellaia; Amanda Saunders, Royal Opera House; Axel Heinz,
Ornellaia; Andrea Orsino, Ornellaia
2.
Ornellaia 2010 with special label and Vendemmia d’Artista bottle
by Michelangelo Pistoletto
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