DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

January 17, 2013

Eat, drink and support Easter Seals


Derry News

---- — MANCHESTER — Wine and dine at the 10th Annual Easter Seals NH Winter Wine Spectacular sponsored by RiverStone Resources LLC, and supported by New Hampshire’s local wine brokers on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Radisson Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m.

With nearly 2,000 varieties of wine to swirl, smell and sip, and a wide selection of restaurants to sample it is no wonder this event is a winter favorite which sells out every year.

Wine experts from around the world will be on hand with a large selection of their most elegant bottles for you to sip from with your own Riedel Crystal stemware, sponsored by Porsche of Nashua. This is a unique opportunity to learn about wine from experts and meet representatives from your favorite vineyards from all over the country and then some.

Taste the wines, meet the winemakers, and experience the cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants and chefs.

This year’s event will feature fine food from the Bedford Village Inn, Cabot Creamery, Corks, Extra Touch Gourmet Café, Firefly, Fratellos, Granite Restaurant, Hanover Street Chophouse, Ignite, JD’s Tavern, Michelle’s Gourmet Pastries, O Steak & Seafood, Piccola Italia, Republic, SNHU’s Quill, The Common Man, Meat House, UnWine’d, XO on Elm, 900 Degrees, Hooked, Divots, Tuscan Kitchen, Teknique and Van Otis. New restaurants joining the event this year are Sizzle Bistro, Blu Aqua, Copper Door and Queen City Cupcakes.

Heighten your wine experience with full access to include Bellman Jeweler’s Cellar Select featuring thefinest selections, as well as a chance to win a $1,000 value jewelry door prize. A very limited number of tickets are available to the Bellman’s Cellar Select.

Bellman Jeweler’s will offer a special raffle for a pair of diamond stud earrings with a goal of raising $5,000 for Easter Seals NH’s Child Development Centers. Raffle tickets are available online.

The evening’s Grand Silent Auction will feature more than 100 items along with artwork provided by NH Institute of Art students, with all pieces highlighting the beauty of wine and food.

Proceeds from the event will make a profound difference in the lives of young children through Easter Seals NH Family Centered Early Supports and Services. These services ensure that a child’s development is on track during those first critical years. Concerns addressed during this time can prevent secondary problems that may interfere with learning, playing, building friendships and developing self-confidence.

Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $65 per person, and full access tickets to both the Grand Tasting and the Bellman’s Cellar Select are $125 per person.

For tickets, visit eastersealsnh.org/events or call (888) 368-8880.