Nashville Wine Auction Revels Details for Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend, February 26-28, 2015

WebsiteFront2NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 7, 2015) – Nashville Wine Auction is excited to announce that Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend will take place on February 26-28, 2015 in Nashville, TN.

“We can’t wait to kick off our 2015 calendar with Pairings,” said Holly Whaley, President/CEO of Nashville Wine Auction. “For anyone who loves delicious food and fabulous wine, this is an event you don’t want to miss! We are thrilled to offer Nashvillians the opportunity to meet winemakers from the West Coast, as well as some of the country’s best chefs from Nashville and Brooklyn, all to help fund the fight against cancer. This will truly be a special weekend for food and wine lovers.”

On Thursday, February 26, California Wineries and local Nashville chefs will come together to host ten Private Vintner Dinners in private homes and restaurants throughout Nashville. These intimate dinners will allow guests an opportunity to meet celebrated winemakers, taste their mouthwatering creations and enjoy a multi-course meal from outstanding chefs.

On Friday, February 27, it’s time to get Wined Up! at MStreet’s premier entertainment venue, The Rosewall. Attendees are encouraged to come as they are and have fun tasting wine from 26 different wineries in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. While tasting through featured wines, attendees will enjoy delicious bites from MStreet restaurants, while participating in the Silent Auction, which will feature 100 lots of fine wines (including many large format bottles), special dinner parties and luxury items. Once the Silent Auction closes, attendees will be able to let loose as a live band will come on stage and rock the night away!

On Saturday, February 28, Pairings will culminate with the ultimate epicurean experience. Guests will enjoy a special wine reception at Citizen before moving to The Rosewall for dinner. Nashville chefs will team up with chefs from out of town to create a menu that perfectly pairs with special wines from featured vintners. This year, Nashville Wine Auction invited all visiting chefs from Brooklyn, NY.  Each Nashville chef will team up with a chef from Brooklyn to present an extraordinary four course menu.

First Pairing       Josh Habiger (Pinewood Social) with Sean Rembold (Reynard)
David Fisher, Ramey Wine Cellars

Second Pairing  Andy Hayes (Moto) with Joe Ogrodnek and Walker Stern (Battersby, Dover)
Dan Fishman, The Donum Estate

Third Pairing     Andrew Little (Josephine) with Patti Jackson (Delware and Hudson)
Mike Dunn, Dunn Vineyards

Dessert Pairing  Mayme Gretsch (Utterly Nashville) with Sam Mason (Oddfellows Ice Cream)
Joe Gambrell, Merry Edwards Winery

Throughout dinner, Auctioneer Charles Antin from Christie’s returns to host the Live Auction, which will feature fine wines, unique dinners and tastings, one-of-a-kind trips and luxury items.

To make reservations, please visit http://www.nashvillewineauction.com/pairings or call 615-329-1760.

2014 SPONSORS: Saint Thomas Health, MStreet, Tennessee Oncology, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Curcio Dermatology. In-Kind: Music City Tents & Events, Emma, ImageQuest, City Winery Nashville.

ABOUT NASHVILLE WINE AUCTION: Nashville Wine Auction’s mission is to unite the wine community to fund the fight against cancer. Throughout the year, Nashville Wine Auction hosts three major events – Pairings: The Ultimate Wine and Food Weekend, l’Eté du Vin: The Country’s Longest Running Charity Wine Auction and Champagne and Chardonnay: A Sparkling Evening Just for Ladies. Established in 1980, the Nashville Wine Auction has raised over $19 million for organizations whose purpose is directly related to treatment, patient care, and eradication of cancer here in Middle Tennessee. The 2015 list of beneficiaries includes: American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, Pearl Point Cancer Support, Gilda’s Club/Nashville, Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Saint Thomas Cancer Network.

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