8th Annual World Tour of Wine Dinner Brings Together Entertainment Industry and Wine Collectors

Nov 10, 2011, 14:06 ET from T.J. Martell Foundation

Cancer & AIDS Research Fundraiser Will Take Place November 17th at Tribeca Rooftop

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry's largest foundation that supports cancer research at three esteemed Manhattan hospitals, is presenting the 8th Annual World Tour of Wine Dinner on Thursday, November 17th at the prestigious Tribeca Rooftop. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception and silent auction, followed by a gourmet, four-course dinner and elaborate wine tasting.

The live and silent auctions will feature wine trips on United Airlines, unique music memorabilia like sneakers autographed by Eminem, wine lots such as 1986 Chateau Margaux, Z100's Jingle Ball tickets, a cheesemaker-for-a-day experience at Beecher's Cheese Shop, two seats to the tasting bar on ABC's The Chew and a private dinner with Andrew Carmellini along with paired wines from Donald Patz of Patz & Hall Winery.

MLB Hall of Famer Eddie Murray will attend, as well as award-winning sommelier and owner of Le Du Wines, Jean Luc Le Du, and Patrick Mata of Ole Imports, who is generously donating the reception wines.                                                          

"We're proud to bring this event back for the eighth year," said event Co-Chairman Marc Reiter of music management company Q Prime Inc. "It's a unique opportunity to taste world class wines while enjoying time with friends from the music industry [which gave rise to the T.J. Martell Foundation thirty-six years ago], as well as members of the financial world and the food and wine business, who have also embraced this event and the Martell Foundation in recent years."
Exceptional pours in the past have included 1989 Haut Brion, 1960 Dom Perignon, 1995 Leroy Latricieres Chambertin, 2004 Dominus, 2003 Caymus Special Selection and 1989 Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet. Last year's event raised more than $117,000 and the live auction included dinner and a wine tasting in the top bidder's home with Top Chef finalist Sam Talbot.  The Foundation has been a supporter of cutting-edge cancer research in New York City for the past thirty-six years, including at hospitals like Mount Sinai Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Tickets to the event are $495 each, $4,500 for a table of ten and $5,400 for a table of twelve; they may be purchased by calling the T.J. Martell Foundation office at (212) 331-2161 or at www.TJMartellFoundation.org.

The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. It is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research.  Research hospitals funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Cancer Center, The Mayo Clinic, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and Arnold Palmer Medical Center.

Kate Fitzpatrick
T: 917.301.2572
E: kfitzpatrick@tjmartellfoundation.org


SOURCE T.J. Martell Foundation