Friday, February 11, 2011

Riedel Crystal and Shaw Vineyard Wine & Glass Tasting at Danese Gallery, NYC

In Support of Clarke School for Hearing and Speech / New York

Clarke School for Hearing and Speech / New York is pleased to announce plans for a uniquely entertaining evening to benefit the school.

Riedel Crystal and Shaw Vineyard will conduct a lively tutorial on the perfect pairing of wine and glass amid the vibrant paintings of one of America’s pre-eminent artists, Larry Poons. Guests will have the added pleasure of an insider’s overview of the artist and his work presented by Renato Danese, an art historian and the owner of the gallery.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Danese, 535 West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Seating is limited so fill out the form below to reserve your spot! Tickets are $150 per person. Price includes a set of Riedel tasting glasses (one each of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Montrachet; a $100-plus value), wine and light appetizers.

All proceeds from the event will be used to support Clarke School for Hearing and Speech / New York. Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech provide children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, more than 800 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five campus locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia.

To request more information about the event or Clarke School for Hearing and Speech / New York, please contact Christina Danese, Development Associate at or 212-585-3500.

About The Partners
Riedel Crystal of America – "The finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound. I cannot emphasize enough what a difference they make." (Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate). For detailed information about Riedel’s glass creations and their unique philosophies on the ultimate enjoyment of wine, please visit our website.

Shaw Vineyard - Shaw Vineyard is dedicated to the production of vinifera wines in a dry, cool-climate style reminiscent of the great European producers. Winemaker Steve Shaw employs careful and in some cases unique methods in his production facility, resulting in wines that exhibit complexity and full flavors.

Danese - Danese opened in New York in 1997 with concurrent exhibitions – Dan Flavin's iconic sculptures 'Monuments' to V. Tatlin, and rare drawings by Kazimir Malevich. Since then, the gallery has built a successful international reputation with a focus on the representation of contemporary artists and estates.

Sfogila Restaurant - Sfoglia materialized quietly in an inauspicious space where a parade of restaurants had tumbled, its whimsical country-cottage airs instantly disarming, its borrowings from Renaissance cookbooks both daring and delicious. (Gael Greene, New York Magazine).