Wine Tasting Soiree and Poker Tournament Benefiting Wheeling Forward


Thursday, November 10, 2016

6:30 PM
1 West 54th Street
New York, NY

Good wine and fabulous company are what set the stage for Wheeling Forward’s Poker Tournament and Wine Tasting Soiree!

Thursday, November 10th will be a memorable night at a storied midtown Manhattan landmark turned Las Vegas Lounge! We will bring lovers of wine and poker all under the same roof for one great cause to change the lives of those that are living with Spinal Cord Injury.

Guests can choose to participate in the tournament, watch, try their hand at other games such as blackjack, enjoy a sampling of tasting wines as well as VIP reserve wines, bid on auction lots and enjoy live music throughout the evening. Bring a guest, entertain clients or challenge a friend! There will be something for everyone.

Come meet Sabra Lewis, formerly of Gunther Seeger and Nomad; Dana Gaiser of Lauber Imports; Robin Kelley O’Conner, Managing Director of RKO Vine; Heidi Turzyn, Wine Director at Gotham Bar Grill; and Mara Rudzinski, Head Sommelier at Lafayette; Naomi Hochberg of Israeli Wine Direct; and Justin Christoph, CEO of Crystalline Imports, just to name a few!

Welcoming toast generously provided by Taittinger:

Taittinger Brut La Francaise

Reserve selection wines graciously donated by Crystalline Selections and Acker Merrall & Condit:

1999 Cote Rotie, Brune et Blonde, Guigal
2002 Kruger Rumpf, Riesling Auslese, Pittersberg
1989 Chateau Meyney
1988 Chateau La Fleur de Gay
1970 Certan de May
1992 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon
1994 Forman Cabernet Sauvignon
1986 Chateau Climens
1981 Rioja Blanco, Tondonia, Lopez de Heredia
2005 Clos Vougeot, Perrieres, Bertagna
2006 Clos Vougeot, Maison Champy
1999 Bienvenues Batard Montrachet, Jadot

VIP selection wines presented by Zachy’s:

2011 Barolo Monprivato Giuseppe Mascarello
2004 Solaia Antinori
2001 Tignanello Antinori
1998 La Tour Haut Brion
2006 Chateau Canon
2011 Pontet Canet

Israeli Wine Direct Selections:

Shvo Chenin Blanc
Pelter Unoaked Chardonnay
Kishor Savant Riesling
Midbar Syrah 800
Assaf Cabernet Sauvignon Silver
Somek Carignan

In Kind Donations to Wine on Wheels

2014 Dominique Pinon, Cote du Py, Morgon Magnum
2014 Barry Family Cellars, Finger Lakes, Riesling
2015 Craggy Range, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc
2013 Pratricius, Tokaj Hungary, Furmint
2014 Red Tail Ridge, Finger Lakes, RTR Estate Vineyard, Chardonnay
2010 Rivetti & Lauro, Ui, Valtellina Superiore DOCG
2008 Shaw Vineyard, Finger Lakes, Cab Franc Reserve
2009 Vino z Czech, Cabernet Moravia
2012 Red Tail Ridge, Finger Lakes, Blaufrankisch
2012 Raats Family, Stellenbosch South Africa, Cabernet Franc
2013 J.L. Chave Selection, MonCouer, Cotes-Du-Rhone
2011 Chateau Cksara, Bekaa Valley, Meritage
2009 Renato Ratti, Marcenasco, Barolo
2010 Chateau Kefraya, Lebanon, Bekaa Valley Meritage
2007, Bressler, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Quinta do Portal Reserva, Douro Valley Portugal
2014 12 East 12, Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir Magnum

Regular Poker Admission: $300

Includes one distribution of chips at the Tournament. High chip leader at the end of the Tournament will receive a specially curated Grand Prize experience. Re-buys and Add-on Opportunities are available!

Cocktail/Wine Reception General Admission: $150

Proceeds benefit supportive programs through Wheeling Forward for those with disabilities, including the launch of a new innovative free health clinic for the disability community of NYC.

Ask us about sponsorship opportunities! In-kind donations of unique experiences, spirits and airline miles welcomed. Contact