April 30, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Fred Bollaci Enterprises and Tracey Thomas, owner/publisher of Venu Magazine were on hand for this weekend’s 10th annual American Fine Wine Competition’s gala, held Saturday night April 29th at DCOTA.
With Tracey Thomas of Venu Magazine, Amy Bensinger, and Monty & Sara Preiser, Publishers of The Preiser Key Guide to Napa Valley, Owners Shadowbox Cellars (Napa), and Co-Founders of The American Fine Wine Competition (along with Shari Gherman, President)
The event has raised over $1 million for charity since its inception. This year’s benefiting charity is the Miami Dolphins Cancer Challenge/University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center. The star studded event included some 800 exclusively American wines and some very rare estate bottles for guests’ enjoyment, the opportunity to mingle with a number of award-winning winemakers while enjoying gourmet cuisine. There were abundant silent and live auction items including great wine and trips to wine regions like Napa, Sonoma, and Oregon, great music, and lots of dancing. A fabulous time was had by all!
With Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas of Anam Cara Cellars (Oregon)
With Tracey Thomas of Venu Magazine
With Ludovic Dervin, Chief Winemaker of Mumm Napa
With Roger Beery, Winemaker of J. Cage Cellars
With Pam Starr, Winemaker/Owner of Crocker & Starr, St. Helena (Napa Valley), CA.