Pairings 2014 – Fighting Cancer with Wine and Food – The Nashville Wine Auction
The Nashville Wine Auction is the oldest charity wine auction in the country. It has raised over $18 million for organizations whose purpose is the treatment, patient care, and eradication of cancer in Middle Tennessee.
The Nashville Wine Auction will be hosting their 35th Annual l’Ete´du Vin July 31- August 2, 2014. This event will feature Chateau Margaux wines with Guest of Honor Paul Pontallier, Managing Director of Chateau Margaux.
Chateau Margaux is known as a First Growth French Bordeaux wine, placing it in the most highly regarded classification in France and recognized throughout the world. Chateau Margaux has been producing one of the world’s most sought after wines for over 400 years. Paul Pontallier has been making the wine for the past 30 years.
This year’s Nashville Wine Auction’s upcoming events are as follows:
- Grand Cru Evening, Thursday, June 26, 2014
- Vintners’ Tasting, Thursday, July 31, 2014
- Patrons’ Dinner, Friday, August 1, 2014
- 35th Annual l’Eté du Vin, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
For more information or to purchase tickets and make reservations, interested parties may visit www.NashvilleWineAuction.com or call (615) 329-1760.
In addition to the above events, this fall on October 2, 2014, The Nashville Wine Auction will also host the 4th Annual Champagne and Chardonnay event. Looking ahead to next year, February 27-28, 2015 is the date for the next Pairings. Gwen and I will once again participate in the Pairings event and will sponsor a very special auction item that will be coordinated through our On The Road culinary adventures.
Many thanks go out to the people of The Nashville Wine Auction, generous chefs, patrons, and to the city of Nashville. If you haven’t been to Nashville, or it has been a while since your last visit, we highly recommend getting acquainted or reacquainted with this vibrant and fast growing city. Ranked fourth in the nation in growth and a culinary scene that is busting at the seams, Nashville is no longer just a country music destination.
The chefs who participated in the Pairings Dinner are: Greg Baker – The Refinery, Tampa, FL; Matt Bolus – The 404 Kitchen, Nashville, TN; Lisa Donovan – Husk, Nashville, TN; Robert Grace – Kanye Prime, Nashville, TN; Andy Hayes – Moto Cocina & Enoteca – Nashville, TN; Hal Holden-Bache – Lockeland Table, Nashville, TN; Anthony Lamas – Seviche, A Latin Restaurant, Louisville, KY; Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman – Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, Memphis, TN; Scott Witherow – Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., Nashville, TN
* Credit for these photographs – Jim Cook from SheHeWe Photography
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