January 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM
A selection of fine domestic and international Gallo wines will accompany a slate of local artists and a silent auction during the 5th Annual At the Shore Wine Tasting Art Show on Wednesday, February 5 at the Atlantic City Country Club from 5-8 p.m. The event is a hospitality scholarship fund raiser benefit in the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation. Only 300 tickets will be sold for the event. Advance tickets are available for $25 per person. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available at the door for $30. For advance tickets or information, please contact Doreen Prinzo at 609-0449-7156, email@example.com, or Joyce Cook at 609-449-7245, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor Gallo Wines will feature tastings and sales of seven popular, high quality selections: White Wines * LaMarca Prosecco from Italy is a fully sparkling wine with a vibrant bouquet of apple, white peach and honeysuckle. * Alamos Torrontes from Mendoza Argentina, from the Catena family's highest vineyards in Salta, displays bright notes of citrus and peach. * Edna Valley Chardonnay, Paragon, from San Luis Obispo County, California, offers aromas of ripe peach, pear, apricot and pineapple with underlying notes of cinnamon, clove and caramel. Red Wines * Edna Valley Pinot Noir, Paragon, from San Louis Obispo County, California, features dark fruit nuances complemented by aromas of caramel, spice, clove and tobacco. * Brancaia TRE from Tuscany, Italy, blends international varieties with classic local grapes, creating an aromatic wine with flavors of lush, dark raspberries, flowers and spices. * Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California, exhibits aromas of dark fruits, smoky cedar and dried herbs. * Chocolat Rouge from California features rich chocolate flavors and creamy richness. Fifteen local artists will exhibit, discuss and sell their works, including a number of artists from the new Noyes/Stockton College Arts Garage in Atlantic City: * Greg Alber of Northfield (photography) * Ulviye Asal of Atlantic City (crochet jewelry) * Jonathan Baker of Egg Harbor City (canvas/canvas board) * Mike Bell of Northfield (acrylic on canvas) * Ed Daggers of Galloway, also known as Chef Ed of Atlantic City Country Club (oil, watercolor, acrylic) * Chris Ford of Ventnor (acrylic) * Diamond Frandson of Forked River (fiber and basketry arts) * Channyn Gallegos of Margate (multimedia) * Cheryl Knowles-Harrigan of Milmay (oils, water color and mixed media) * Steve Kuzma of Ventnor (mixed media and giclee prints) * Krishna Mathias of Mays Landing (oil, watercolor and pencil) * Eleanor McKelvey of Brigantine (fabric art) * Rusty Silverman Margate (photography, life guard art) * Debra Simpson of Forked River (master basket maker) * Flora Zhai, a student at Mainland Regional High School (surreal art) In addition, attendees can participate in a silent auction, with prizes ranging from golf outings and overnight stays at local hotels to show tickets, spa treatments and gift cards.
The 5th Annual Wine Tasting Art Show is sponsored by At the Shore -Press of Atlantic City, Atlantic City Country Club, Gallo Wines, AC Ticket Guys/AC Hotel Experts, KOOL 98.3/WOND Radio and Hurley in the Morning. The annual event provides funds for a scholarship program administered by the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority Foundation. Since the program began, 31 scholarships have been provided to hospitality majors at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Atlantic Cape Community College and Farleigh Dickenson University. Hospitality majors can apply for one of the scholarships until March 8, 2014, at