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actionagainsthunger_nyreblog_com.gifWe received an invite to a "grand wine tasting" sponsored by a local wine merchant -- PJ Wine -- on Wednesday evening, November 12, 2008, on behalf of Action Against Hunger/ Action Contre la Faim (ACF) .

Here are the particulars:

Grand Wine Tasting

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

5:30-10:30 PM

Battery Gardens, Inside Battery Park,

New York City


Join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 for the 2008 Grand Wine Tasting. Thanks to the generosity of lead sponsor PJ Wine , the evening will feature a glittering array of wines, renowned and undiscovered until now, representing every major wine varietal, style and region from all over the world. Those able to join us at 5:30 pm as an Early Admission VIP will get to sample and indulge in an extended selection of Champagne, featuring legendary cuvees such as Dom Perignon, Krug Collection, and Veuve Clicquot Rare Vintage, rare vintages of Madeira, as well as Foie Gras.

Along with PJ Wine, other sponsors include: Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Krug and Veuve Clicquot Champagnes; gourmet purveyors D'Artagnan and Forever Cheese; Philip Marie Restaurant and a team of star chefs from Les Maitres Cuisiniers de France USA.

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Time: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm VIP Early Admission $174.99
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm General Admission $99.99
Where: Battery Gardens, Inside Battery Park, one block from the South Ferry Subway Station (1 Train), New York City.
View map (see green roof to left of station)

Online or call 212-567-5500 x. 10 for more ticket information

General admission tickets are $99.99, while the most discriminating wine lovers will want to sign up for VIP Early Admission, $174.99 (entitles VIP attendees to enter the tasting one and a half hour early and to indulge in Dom Perignon, Krug Collection, vintage Madeira, foie gras and other delicacies).

Action Against Hunger will receive 100% of net profits, up to $5,000.