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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Celebrates 10 Years as Host of the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival

– Eat. Drink. End Hunger. October 12 – 15, 2017 –

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 9:00 am EDT

#SGWS today announced that it is celebrating its 10th consecutive year as the host of the #NYCWFF!

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that it is celebrating its 10th consecutive year as the host of the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola (NYCWFF). The festival benefits the hunger-relief organizations; Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®. To date, NYCWFF has raised more than $10 million to support the fight to end hunger. As the host, Southern Glazer’s is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits for the star-studded, four-day gourmet gathering designed to encourage people to eat, drink, and end hunger.

“NYCWFF has served as an outstanding philanthropic outlet to increase awareness and raise millions of dollars for Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry,” said Lee Brian Schrager, SVP of Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility for Southern Glazer’s, and Founder and Director of NYCWFF and its sister festival in Miami. “We believe the Festival is the perfect vehicle to help end hunger and with the support of some of the world’s most renowned chefs, winemakers, spirits producers, culinary personalities, industry professionals and partners, we have been able to provide many meals for the New York City community over the last 10 years.”

Between NYCWFF and its sister Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival, more than $36 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities of each festival.

The festival features over 75 events for every taste and budget including vibrant entertainment experiences, fan-favorite tastings, wine seminars, and intimate dinners. It also features the Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting presented by Beverage Media Group, an invitation-only event for Southern Glazer’s customers offering insiders the opportunity to learn about new trends and products in the beverage industry.

For the first time, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting will provide four panels inside the invite only event:

  • Inaugural Clean & Sustainable Cooking – 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
    • Featuring José Andrés, chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup and named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People" and Sam Kass, former White House Chef
  • Inside Celebrated Living’s Platinum List Awards – 2 – 2:45 p.m.
    • Featuring Samantha Brown, host from PBS and the Travel Channel, Maneet Chauhan, Chopped judge and executive chef and co-owner of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, Nashville TN, Fern Mallis, founder of New York Fashion Week, Ralph Scamardella, head chef of Tao Group and Chef Michael White, Ai Fiori - one of the winners of Best Hotel Restaurants
  • Raising The Bar: Are Craft Cocktails the new “Farm-to-Table” – 3 – 4:15 p.m.
    • Featuring Pietro Collina, Bar Manager at The NoMad, Natasha David, Nitecap and Allen Katz, Director of Spirits Education and Mixology for Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
  • Chefs are Rock Stars and Rock Stars are Chefs – 4:15 – 5 p.m.
    • Featuring Mario Batalli, award winning chef and restaurant owner, television personality and music advocate and chef & Grammy winning musician, Jarobi White of seminal hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest

For tickets and a full list of events visit or call 800-764-8773.

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at

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Wine being poured at the New York City Wine & Food Festival (Photo: Business Wire)
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