AFWC Gala Dinner with Jimmy Cefalo 3/13/10

Please use code name = Shari…if anyone wants to purchase tickets! This will be an unbelievable evening. The event is next Saturday…March 13th. Please call Shari Gherman @ (561) 558-2345 for tickets.
Make Your Plans today for the The American Fine Wine Competition Gala Dinner with Special Guest MC Jimmy Cefalo
March 13, 2010
Lincoln Culinary Institute (Under the Great Tent)
2410 Metrocentre Blvd. West Palm Beach
6 PM-11 PM
order tickets:

THE EVENT: One of the most exciting wine and food event to come to South Florida in many years will take place March 13th at the Lincoln Culinary Center in West Palm Beach. The gala dinner of the American Fine Wine Competition, presented by Patriot Risk Management Inc., will allow you to experience some of the most exclusive and highly awarded wines from California, Oregon, Washington, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, and Ohio. During dinner these wines will be served tableside, and will accompany delicious dishes prepared by some of south Florida’s most revered chefs.
THE LOCATION: Under a tent transformed into a setting for the evening’s magical wine fantasy, 500 award winning fine wines will be available for tasting with food prepared by creative chefs Johnny Vinczencz of Johnny V’s on Las Olas, Michael Wagner of Lola’s on Harrison, Oliver Saucy of Café Maxx in Pompano, Cindy Hutson of Ortanique on The Mile in Miami, and Juan Velasquez of Paradiso Restaurant in Lake Worth.
THE ENTERTAINMENT: Entertainment will be provided by jazz artist Nicole Henry (, and contemporary creative genius Michael Israel, who will astonish you with his work as he creates it before your very eyes ( ); plus special guest MC, Wine Lover and Sports Aficianado Jimmy Cefalo.
FOR THE CHARITIES: Silent bid on over 150 wine-filled gift baskets, live bid on Michael Israel’s paintings, all of the proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross (diligently working to help Haiti recover), Quantum House (who houses the families of critically and terminally ill children being treated at St. Mary’s Hospital), and the scholarship program at Lincoln Culinary Institute.
THE WINES & WINE ANGELS: While you are being swept away by these talented artists, 40 Wine Angels will pour for you, tableside, all of the wines from this “invitation only” Competition, including: Perry Moore, Pride, DeLoach,Rombauer, Joseph Phelps, Markham, Alexandria Nicole, Topel, Z’Ivo, Trentadue, Arcadian, Acorn, Darioush, Mithra, Fess Parker, Black Coyote, Brochelle, Tayson Pierce, Arrowood, Thomas Fogarty, Robledo, Boorman, Stonestreet, O’Brien Estates, Cosentino, Schug, Nicholas Cole, Vin du Lac, Russian Hill, Delille Cellars, Cubanisimo, Krupp Brothers, Eberle, Ferrante, Kluge, DH Lascombes, Quady, Sequana, Ballentine, Castello di Amorosa, Sbragia, Ravenswood, Oakville Ranch, Mercer, Abiouness, Alderbrook, Andrew Lane, and dozens of other incredible wineries… Haven’t heard of all of them? They are all terrific. For a complete list of the wines go to

The Gala dinner will be held at the Lincoln Culinary Institute (formally the Florida Culinary Institute) in West Palm Beach.

Beginning at 6 PM, a “Sparkling White Party” will feature America’s best bubbly, fabulous white wines, and each chef will prepare complimentary hors d’oeuvres to accompany. At 7 PM you’ll take your seat under the Great Tent and will be transformed as the magic of the evening continues… this event will sell out. Reserve today!

Tickets are:
$195 per person
$1,950 per table
For reservations and information call 561.504.VINE (8463)
or go to:

Spend the night- special rates for AFWC guests at: Springhill Suites on Metrocentre Blvd $99 +
Homewood Suites on Metrocentre Blvd $109 +
Both walking distance to the Gala dinner

Sunday Brunch will be served at
Lincoln Culinary Institute $19.95 ++
For reservations call the hotel and school directly.

Thank you to our sponsors
Patriot Risk Management, Inc.
JM Lexus
TD Bank
Grand Western Meats
City & Shore magazine
DINE magazine
Baron Sign Manufacturing
4 G Marketing
Page One Graphics
Printing Sensations
Sun Sentinel
Acqua Panna S. Pellegrino
Fortessa Schott Zwiesel

This year’s Best of Show Wines:
White- 2008 Pinot Gris Ferrante Winery, Ohio
Red- 2007 Cabernet Franc Turnbull, Napa

Best of Class:
Sparkling Wine- 2003 Domaine Carneros, “Le Reve”, Los Carneros
Cabernet Sauvignon- 2006 MiSueno, Napa Valley
Chardonnay- 2007 Castello di Amoroso, Bien Nacido
Meritage Style Blend- 2006 Seabuscuit Ranch “Superfecta”, Redwood Valley
Other Red Blend- 2006 PureCos (Cosentino) “Pure Cos Red”, Napa, Valley
Zinfandel- 2007 Ravenswood Winery “Teldeschi”, Dry Creek Valley
Pinot Noir- 2008 Frank Family Vineyards, Los Carneros Napa
Late Harvest- 2008 Bouchaine Vineyards “Bouche D’Or”, Los Carneros
Make Your Reservation by calling 561.504.VINE (8463)
or go online to