Women of the Vine Wine Dinner at X20

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The four women winemakers are  flying in to NY for a launch and celebration of Women’s History Month. They are hosting wine dinners and New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins is  opening the evening on March 9th at X20 in Yonkers with Peter X. Kelly.

Here’s some background, from the press release:

IN  HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH,

TOP  CALIFORNIA  WOMEN WINEMAKERS HOST  DINNERS

AND  INTRODUCE NEW  WINE FLIGHTS

Winemakers,  Marketta Fourmeaux, Dorothy Schuler, Carol Shelton and Signe Zoller introduce  their wines on the East Coast

–  especially created for Women of the Vine Cellars

January, 27, 2008 – Women of  the Vine Cellarsâ„¢ is the first of its kind wine company to unite award winning  women winemakers under one label. Deborah Brenner, author of WOMEN OF THE VINE®: Inside the World of Women who Make, Taste,  and Enjoy Wine (Wiley; November 2006) formed  this trailblazing new wine company while writing the book as a celebration of  wine and women. Each of the winemakers creates high quality, hand-crafted,  limited production wines that truly demonstrate their individual style and  nuances of their region.

“We are very  proud to introduce Country Roads, bottled and produced by Women of the  Vine Cellars, to the East Coast market. As part of our long-term vision we are  building a wine portfolio, like an art gallery, that features some of the best  artisan women winemakers from around the world,� states Brenner. “Women’s  History Month is the ideal time for us to release our wines to since it was  initiated by an educational task force of  Sonoma County in 1978. Also, this year’s theme is  Women’s Art – it is a perfect pairing.�

As part of Brenner’s vision to introduce these celebrated women and  their craft to a broader audience, Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar of  Edgewater, NJ and Radnor, PA created “Women of the Vine� flights  of wine. In honor of Women’s History Month, the restaurants will be serving  red and white wine flights from the Country Roads portfolio for the entire  month of March. In addition, they will be hosting winemaker dinners with all  four women winemakers and Deborah Brenner on March 6th and  10th.

“We are very happy to participate in  women’s history celebrations. This was a perfect way for Fleming’s of  Edgewater and Radnor to form a joint program with Women of the Vine Cellars  and to recognize women’s achievements all throughout history including the  wine industry,� said Buddy Chick, partner, Fleming’s of  Edgewater, NJ.

Women of the Vine Cellars will also  be celebrating “Wine as Art� by hosting a winemaker dinner with Iron  Chef Winner, Peter Kelly at his newest restaurant, X20 in  Yonkers. New York State Senator  Andrea Stewart-Cousins will open the evening with an introduction  about Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 9th and will be joined  by all four winemakers from California and proprietor, Deborah Brenner.

In 1987, the National Women’s History  Project petitioned Congress to expand the national celebration to the entire  month of March. Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution has  been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. Each year,  programs and activities in schools, workplaces, and communities have become  more extensive as information and program ideas have been developed and  shared.

Women of the Vine Cellars is  currently distributed in NY, NJ, PA and DE. For more information, please visit  www.womenofthevine.com <http://www.womenofthevine.com/>

About Women of the Vine  Cellars: www.womenofthevine.com <http://www.womenofthevine.com>

Women  of the Vine Cellars is the first-of-its-kind wine importing and marketing  company to unite award winning women winemakers under one label. We  create high quality, limited production wines especially  hand-crafted for Women of the Vine Cellars. The results truly  express the nuances of their worldwide regions and each woman’s unique  style.   Country Roads wines introduces these celebrated  women and their craft to a broader audience. We aim to simplify the premium  wine buying process and to create a new category that identifies quality and  value.  Life is a journey. Enjoy it…  one sip at a time!”  Deborah Brenner, proprietor

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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