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Wine Dinner Debuts New Grove Park Inn Wines


ASHEVILLE, NC – The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa announces a wine dinner on Friday, August 28, 2009 which will feature new vintage Grove Park Inn wines, as well as the debut of one new wine, Grove Park Inn Merlot, Sonoma County 2006. A total of five wines will be paired with a six course menu, prepared with fresh local ingredients and select specialty products.

The Inn welcomes noted Sonoma County California vintner Kerry Damskey, who will co-host the dinner. Damskey has 27 years in the wine-making industry and has achieved international recognition for creating exceptional wines.

The new Grove Park Inn wine is the result of Damskey’s collaborative effort with Inn executives, Jeff Piccirillo and Kevin Schwartz. “Balance is the key to creating a beautiful wine to represent the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa,” stated Kevin Schwartz, the Inn’s Assistant Director of Food & Beverage, Sommelier, and Certified Specialist of Wine.

“The Grove Park Inn and the entire Sunset Terrace team are both pleased and proud to present this opportunity to share in the union of outstanding food and spectacular wine, which has resulted from our collaboration with Kerry Damskey,” said Jeff Piccirillo, Executive Director of Food & Beverage at The Grove Park Inn.

In addition to The Grove Park Inn’s sparkling wine, Jean-Luc Crémant de Bourgogne, the Inn will introduce its three latest Sonoma vintages which include Grove Park Inn Sauvignon Blanc, 2008; Grove Park Inn Chardonnay, 2008; and, Grove Park Inn Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006. New to the Grove Park Inn label will be Grove Park Inn Merlot, 2006. The Merlot is described as an alluring and approachable wine with notes of cherry, clove, and cinnamon, followed by a velvety finish.

For Wine Dinner reservations, please contact The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa at 800.438.5800 or 828.252.2711 or visit http://www.groveparkinn.com/Leisure/Dining.

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