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NWF Director Nancy Bean & Philippe Newlin, VINTUS

The Nantucket Wine Festival hosted Preview/press parties in Boston and New York this Spring and currentVintage was along for both…The Boston event was held at GRILL 23 on an early April afternoon and was filled with Chefs from around the city (such as Lydia Shire), NWF  trade partners, Nantucketers and, of course, press.  Mark Goldweitz, the new President of Nantucket Wine Festival, is a partner in Grill 23, and their Wine Director, Brahm Callahan, is also NWF Wine Director.   David Silva and his team from Galley Beach poured the lovely DOMAINE de l’ILE Porquerolles rosé they import (soon to be available at cV), and Chris Howell of CAIN VINEYARDS was on hand pouring CAIN Concept.  Bruce Percelay and Rob Cocuzzo were present to unveil the April N Magazine “Wine Festival” Issue cover, in what has become an annual tradition.  From there, we went on to enjoy an off-island luxury, FIVE NAPKIN BURGER.

The NYC event was held at PORTER HOUSE in the Time Warner Center and was a slightly smaller, more elegant affair.  A Premier Cru from Drouhin, Whispering Angel rosé and several Bordeaux from Philipe Newlin (Vintus) were immensely enjoyed by the guests, which included Eric Asimov (wine writer for the NY Times), Cesare Casella (Chef-Owner of Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto and Salumeria Rosi Il Ristorante, NYC), Porter House Chef Michael Lomanoco, Sarah Powers of OPICI Wines, VEUVE CLICQUOT and NWF Team members Mark Goldweitz, Brahm Callahan, Mark Donato, Andrea Cunha and Executive Director Nancy Bean.  The photos below are courtesy of Juan Patino Photgraphy NYC, who somehow made everyone look younger and thinner…

I was originally going to go on about our 48 hours in NYC, which included much more to eat & drink, but the photos are so fun from this event, I think I’ll hold it here for now.  To be Continued…

Mark Donato (NWF), Elisabeth English (currentVintage Nantucket) & Cesare Casella

Mark Donato (NWF), Elisabeth English (currentVintage Nantucket) & Cesare Casella

Eric Asimov, Wine Critic, NY Times

Eric Asimov, Wine Critic, NY Times

Mark Goldweitz, NWF

Mark Goldweitz, NWF

Michael Lomanaco, Porter House

Michael Lomanoco, Porter House

Sarah Powers, OPICI Wines

Sarah Powers, OPICI Wines

NYC Somms

NYC Somms

Cesare Casella

Cesare Casella

Pierre & Aygline, Veuve Clicquot

Pierre & Aygline, Veuve Clicquot

Brahm Callahan, Grill 23, Boston

Brahm Callahan, Grill 23, Boston

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Charles Antin, Christies

Charles Antin, Christies

Mark Donato (my husband), NWF

Mark Donato (my husband), NWF

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