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More Than 100 Tastings at The Arc of Essex County's Third Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Fest

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arc of Essex County's third-annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston will feature nearly 40 wine, craft beer, spirits and restaurant vendors, benefiting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Honoring the partnerships that have been integral to the agency’s success, The Arc of Essex County will present the following awards:

  • Corporate Partner Award:  Embassy Suites of Parsippany
  • Public Partner Award:  John Duthie, Mayor of Roseland
  • Community Partner Award:  Rotary Club of Livingston
  • Lifetime Achievement Award:  Herb Lev

More than 100 samplings will be provided by nearly 40 prestigious establishments throughout the northeast. New names like Claremont Distillery, Dogfish Head, and Cupcakes by Carousel—who has been featured twice on Oprah’s Favorite Thing’s—have been added to the event line up along with cooking demonstrations and tastings from Caffe Navona and 321Chillz that are certain to get mouths watering.

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Participating establishments include 321Chillz, Aidil Wines & Liquors, A-List Wines, Beach Haus Brewery, Bistecca, Caffe Navona Fine Cuisine & Piano Bar, Chef Jesse Jones Cuisine Catering, Claremont Distillery, Climax Brewing Company, Cupcakes by Carousel, Dogfish Head Brewing, Eight Hills Caterers, Familia Martinez Bujanda, Fedway, Flying Fish Brewing Company, Jimmy John’s, Lone Eagle Brewing Company, Magnify Brewing Company, Miss Nicky’s Gourmet Toffee, Nero’s Grill, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, New Jersey Beer Company, Nicastro’s Sauces, Oil and Vinegar, Oskar Blues Brewery, Piattino Summit, Poor Henry’s Pub & Restaurant, River Horse Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint Brewery, Strip House, Uva Wines & Spirits, Verona Inn, Villalobos, Vital, Weyerbacher Brewing Company and Winebow.

The evening will also conclude with a 50/50 and silent auction. During the silent auction, event attendees can bid on airline tickets with a Disney timeshare, an in-home private dining experience prepared by a celebrity chef, and a wine and cheese tasting for twelve with limo service, to name a few. Event tickets can be purchased for $100 each through the event website, www.uncorkedanduncapped.com.

“As we head into the third annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest, we are delighted to welcome so many new and returning vendors," said Heather Comstock, Senior Director of Development and Communication for The Arc of Essex County. "With more than 100 items to sample, attendees will have the opportunity to try fare from some of Northern New Jersey’s finest establishments. We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and participation from the community and are excited to honor the relationships that have been integral to our success in serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

The 2016 Uncorked & Uncapped event would not be possible without the generous support from the community and our premier event sponsors:  PwC, Oratory Prep, TD Bank, Bird Pharma Consulting, LLC, Primepoint, LLC, Walsh Pizzi O’Reilly Falanga LLP, and PSE&G.

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