Dry Creek Valley wineries at Smashbox Studio Pour a special wine tasting for a good cause T.J. Martell Foundation
By Cheri Fox
Culver City,CA(Spiritsman)3/22/16/–On February 20, 2016 more than 25 of the Dry Creek Valley region’s wineries participated at Culver City’s Smashbox Studios to pour more than 100 wines, alongside gourmet food pairings. For the events, Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) had partnered with celebrity chef Bob Blumer, best known for the Food Network television series World’s Weirdest Restaurants, Glutton for Punishment, and Surreal Gourmet.
WineLA is produced the event and offered an intimate opportunity to discover one of Sonoma County’s most revered wine regions. The event included a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation, which funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS.
Items auctioned included rare large-format library release wines from Dry Creek Valley wineries and tickets packages to the event Passport to Dry Creek Valley
The Grand tasting included a general admission walk-around option, plus a VIP tasting seminar, “From the Library of Dry Creek Valley,” co-hosted by Wine Educator Ian Blackburn, host of wineLA, and Dan Dunn, author of the forthcoming book American Wino from Harper Collins. The VIP seminar featured vintage large-format wines hand-selected from the winemakers’ cellars. Participating wineries range from some of the region’s best known, including Ridge Vineyards, Seghesio Family Vineyards, Ferrari-Carano Winery, and Dry Creek Vineyard
To small-production cult favorites, including Frick Winery, Mounts Family Winery, and Lambert Bridge Winery. Food partners included One World Beef, Cowgirl Creamery, and other premium Bay Area and Los Angeles-based brands.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded.
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