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INDUSTRY MEMBERS HONORED
AT 50 CLUB GOLF OUTING
On June 17
th
, members of The 50 Club gathered at
the Tam O’ Shanter Club in Old Brookville, NY for their
72
nd
Annual Golf Outing. All funds raised were to sup-
port AHRC. This year’s event honored Robert Epstein
of Bacardi, Greg Brayman of Phoenix Beehive and
Jason Glasser of Beverage Media as recipients of the
2013 Gertrude Merinoff Humanitarian Award.
1.
Frank Maurio, The 50 Club; Jason Glasser, Beverage Media; and
Vinny Fyfe, Local 2D
2.
Frank Maurio and Robert Epstein, Bacardi
3.
Frank Maurio; Greg Brayman, Phoenix Beehive; and Martin Silver,
Star Industries
4.
Honorees Jason Glasser and Robert Epstein
with children cared for by the AHRC Foundation
5.
(Top) Vincent D’Acunto, Jr., Local 2D, Michael Matlak, Vinny Fyfe;
(bottom) Bruce Levine, Charmer Sunbelt Group; Harriet Talbot, and
Manny Normandia
6.
Jeff Saunders, Retailers Alliance; Bob Tarakowsky, Tara’s W&L;
Charlie Merinoff, Charmer Sunbelt Group; and Gary Lynn, Tara’s W&L
7.
A.J. Carino, Beam Inc; Jack Battipaglia, Southern W&S; Carlo
Coppola, Beam, Inc; Joe Hannon, Southern W&S; Manny Blanco,
Southern W&S; and Bob Battipaglia, Southern W&S
8.
Jeffrey Allen, MS Walker; Michael Allen, MS Walker; Michael Correra,
Metro; Adam Goldstein, Red, White & Bubbly; Mario D’Amico, Metro;
Ed Wassmer, Metro; and Joe Viscomi, Metro
2011 VINTAGE PORT DECLARATION
EVENT HITS NEW YORK
On June 6
th
, Kobrand held a Vintage Port Tasting at
The Benjamin Hotel as part of a multi-city declara-
tory event that also hit Los Angeles and San Fran-
cisco. Media and trade enjoyed a vertical tasting of
vintage ports from Taylor Fladgate, Quinto do Noval,
Quinto da Romaneira, Fonseca Porto and Croft Port.
Christian Seely, Quinta do Noval and Qinta da Romaneira; Adrian Bridge,
The Fladgate Partnership; Robert Bower, The Fladgate Partnership; and
David Guimaraens, The Fladgate Partnership
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