SAGRANTINO MONTH KICKS OFF
AT EATALY WITH PRESS APERITIVO
On March 5
th
, press were invited to a evening kick-
off at La Scuolo to celebrate Sagrantino Month at
Eataly. Guests enjoyed tasting featured wines of the
Consorzio Tutela Vini Montelfalco, an Umbrian wine
area in central Italy. Throughout March, there were
consumer and trade events featuring these wines all
over Eataly.
Dan Amatuzzi, Eataly Wine Director, and Marco Caprai, Arnaldo Caprai
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THE CHARMER SUNBELT GROUP HOSTS
10
TH
ANNUAL WINE & WISHES EVENT
On March 14
th
, more than 700 wine and food en-
thusiasts gathered at Pier Sixty on Chelsea Piers for
one of springs’ best events, Wine & Wishes, hosted
by The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG). Through a si-
lent and live auction, the fundraiser for Make-A-Wish
Metro New York and Western New York raised over
$650,000 to benefit children with life-threatening
medical conditions. Attendees sampled a selection
of wonderful wines and great food from 20 partici-
pating restaurants.
1.
Bob Tarakowsky; Charles Merinoff, CSG; John Devin, Atlantic
Wine & Spirits; and E. Lloyd Sobel, Empire Merchants
2.
Charles Merinoff, Lonnie Quinn, CBS2; and Chris Wragge, CBS2
3.
Charles Merinoff speaking at podium
4.
Mark Littles, Capital Wine & Spirits; Bob Catalani, CSG; and
John Marciano, Empire Merchants
5.
Steve Sommers, CSG; Michelle Fogg, CSG; and John Esposito,
SPI North America
6.
Megan van Mater and Gail Lashinsky, both CSG
7.
Guests contemplating a bid
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BEVERAGE MEDIA
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