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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hosts Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival for 11th Year

– Eat. Drink. End Hunger. October 11 – 14, 2018 –

Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:00 am EDT

@SGWineSpirits hosts @NYCWFF for 11th year

MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced that it is celebrating its 11th consecutive year as host of the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One (NYCWFF), a star-studded, four-day gourmet gathering benefitting the hunger-relief organizations Food Bank For New York City and No Kid Hungry®. As the host, Southern Glazer’s is the exclusive provider of wine and spirits for the festival, which was designed with a mission to EAT. DRINK. END HUNGER.

“We are excited to enter our eleventh year of hosting the New York City Wine & Food Festival,” 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. “The festival continues to draw tens of thousands of wine and food aficionados from across the country—people who are eager to be wined and dined while supporting No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City in the process. We are proud to work with our many outstanding wine and spirits suppliers to bring our guests new and exciting events each year that ultimately enable us to make a huge impact on the community at large.”

“Southern Glazer’s is also proud to host a special evening celebrating women who are changing the game both in and out of the kitchen,” added Schrager. “We are committed to bring greater diversity and inclusion to the hospitality industry and look forward to kicking off this year’s festival with a spirited salute to the women in food, beverage and entertainment who are carving a path for future generations.”

To date, NYCWFF has raised more than $11 million to support the fight to end hunger. Between NYCWFF and its sister festival, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®), more than $39 million has been raised to benefit the respective charities of each festival.

NYCWFF features over 70 events for every taste and budget including vibrant entertainment experiences, fan-favorite tastings, wine seminars, and intimate dinners. In addition to NYCWFF signature events like Beverage Media presents Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Trade Tasting hosted by Wine Spectator and Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite featuring Culinary Demonstrations presented by Capital One®, this year’s festival will feature new cocktail-forward events such as:

  • Supper is Served: A Tasting featuring Tarana Burke, Giada De Laurentiis, Alex Guarnaschelli, Katie Lee, Rachael Ray, and Friends—a special event honoring women who are changing the game both in and out of the kitchen and featuring musical performances by Martina McBride and Natasha Bedingfield (October 11, from 7 – 10 p.m.)
  • Tacos & Tequila presented by Tequila Cazadores hosted by Aarón Sánchez, featuring an array of tacos and tequila (October 11, from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.)
  • 90’s Flashback Friday presented by BACARDÍ hosted by Rev Run, the ultimate throwback party featuring RUN DMC Rev Run and DJ Ruckus (October 12, from 9 – 11 p.m.)
  • Drag Brunch presented by ABSOLUT hosted by Countess Luann de Lessep, complete with kicked up cocktails and creative brunch fare by the trendiest restaurants in NYC (October 13, from noon to 2 p.m.)
  • On The Rocks: Cocktails and Cool Bites presented by El Tesoro® Tequila hosted by Ted Allen Capital One® Cardholder Exclusive, where guests will sip on some of New York’s trendiest and tastiest cocktails from local mixologists and indulge in perfectly paired late night eats served up by top local chefs (October 13, from 8 to 10 p.m.)
  • Rooftop Rose at The Top of The Standard presented by Mohegan Sun hosted by Katie Lee, offering an array of high profile rosé varietals from Southern Glazer’s, along with gourmet bites by the Top of The Standard’s Chef Kevin Chojnowski (October 14, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)

For tickets and a full list of events visit, or call 800-764-8773. Keep up with all the festival fun, and view the most post-worthy drinks and bites by following Southern Glazer’s on Twitter and Instagram (@sgwinespirits), as well as Facebook at

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. 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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A drink is served at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of New York Trade Tasting presented by Beverage Media Group, during the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Pier 94 on October 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for NYCWFF)
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