SAY “SALUTE!” TO WINE ENTHUSIAST’S TOAST OF THE TOWN
Indulge in epicurean delights at Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium
On Thursday, April 16, 2009, Wine Enthusiast Magazine will host its 2nd Annual Toast of the Town, a spectacular evening of wine and food pairings at Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. This event, an annual highlight of the New York City epicurean scene for the past eight years, and the second year in Atlanta, is a wine and food lover’s delight. This premier tasting event will showcase over 500 premium wines and spirits from internationally acclaimed wineries accompanied by the culinary creations from 30 of Atlanta’s top-rated restaurants.
Participating wineries that will be pouring fine wines from both the new and old worlds include Castello Banfi, Clos du Bois, Frei Brothers, J. Lohr Vineyards, Wakefield Wines and Whitehaven amongst others. Accompanying the beverages will be signature dishes from restaurants including Joël Restaurant, Seasons 52, Woodfire Grill and Aqua Blue. For a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit http://www.wineenthusiast.com/toast/tott_atl.asp.
100% of the proceeds from the event’s silent auction will benefit the education programs at the Georgia Aquarium; some of the items offered for the auction include special reserve vintages, large size bottles, and a 200+ bottle EuroCave, courtesy of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, with premium wines, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.
Toast of the Town begins with the VIP Tasting from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, tickets priced at $175. This exclusive session offers the VIP Tasting audience a special selection of premium Reserve and Estate wines. The larger Grand Tasting will take place from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Grand Tasting tickets are $95. Space is limited so tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information, to view videos from previous Toast of the Town events, or to purchase tickets, visit www.toastofthetown.com or call 800-847-5949.
“Toast of the Town captures the essence of our magazine: to educate and entertain people about wines and spirits in a fun environment,” said Adam Strum, editor and publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “Due to the enthusiastic response last year, we’re bringing our popular event back to Atlanta and plan to make it an annual event for the city’s food and wine community.”