Sat, Jan 13 and Sat, Jan 20 | before the concerts
Join wine and music expert Ron Merlino in an exclusive tasting of wines made of old-world grapes in new-world soil.
EUROPEAN MINDS, EAST COAST WINES
Sample great wines and discover the singular vision, dedication and genius of the wartime exiles who foresaw and created the modern wine Industry of New York State and the eastern United States.
Echoing the Winter Festival theme, each tasting will feature a sample of fine US wines and a brief presentation on how two talented and accomplished European men—a French winemaker and a Ukrainian professor—fled Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia respectively to follow their dreams in the US. They persuaded Americans that great wine could be made in the Finger Lakes of New York State. Their legacy and their tireless belief can be enjoyed today in wines from vines grown up and down the Eastern seaboard. We will taste a sampling of these wines and reflect on the influences of post-war European immigrants on the arts in America.
Renowned wine and music expert Ron Merlino curates and leads the tastings. www.musicvinearts.com
Tickets for the wine tasting are $15
Jan 13 at 6:30 pm | The Hahne’s Building in Downtown Newark (across from NJPAC)
Jan 20 at 6:30 pm | The Heldrich Room at State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey does not have an elevator. The Heldrich Room is located in the upstairs balcony lobby.
Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 1.800.ALLEGRO (255.3476).