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Smith & Wollensky Celebrates Wine Week!

50th anniversary of the event

The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group (SWRG) is preparing to pour over 30,000 glasses of more than 200 different wines in celebration of the 50th National Wine Week, March 5-9, 2012. To commemorate the anniversary, Smith & Wollensky will debut its proprietary “Private Reserve” Sauvignon Blanc.

National Wine Week was created when the restaurant began inviting top winemakers twice a year to share their wines with lunch crowds. “The event symbolizes our restaurants’ unparalleled hospitality and impeccable dining experience by offering our guests an approachable opportunity to sample and enjoy wines from some of the most exclusive winemakers in the world, all while learning about the particular varietals and regions from our knowledgeable staff,” said Michael Feighery, President of SWRG.

During the week, eight iconic restaurant locations, under the guidance of Stuart Roy, National Director of Wine and Spirits for SWRG, will offer a variety of exceptional wines carefully selected to complement the Smith & Wollensky award-winning menu. Patrons will be able to sample 10 wines for $10 with the purchase of a lunch entrée.

This year in celebration of the 50th National Wine Week and “The Year of the Steak,” a 3 Course Prix Fixe Lunch, which includes a sampling of 10 wines for $50, has been added as an enhancement during Wine Week.

Wine partners for the event include:

• Cambria

• Maison Joseph Drouhin

• Chateau Ste. Michelle

• J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

• Kunde Family Estate

“This year we have some amazing wine and accessory prizes from our wine partners,” said Kim Lapine, Vice President of Marketing for SWRG. “WINE SPECTATOR magazine will be giving away an annual subscription of its magazine in each of the SWRG eight cities, which includes an online wine education seminar. Our grand prize is an incredible weekend getaway trip for two to J. Lohr’s vineyards with airfare provided by DELTA SKY Magazine.”

To learn more about the 50th National Wine Week® at Smith & Wollensky, visit their website and choose the city nearest you to view that location’s wine list and tasting menu in a downloadable PDF format.

To reserve a table, visit "reservations." Due to the popularity of this event, space is limited, so hurry and make your reservations today!

Also, see our interview for more behind-the-scenes of Wine Week.

Limited reservations available by city. Check out the Smith & Wollensky at any of these locations: Boston-Atlantic Wharf, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami Beach, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C.

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Sponsorship consideration provided by the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group.