Wine Enthusiast Magazine honors the wine industry’s influential leaders of 2011 at The New York Public Library on Monday evening.
By Andrew Hoover
Wine industry luminaries congregated at the historic New York Public Library for Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 12th annual Wine Star Awards ceremony on Monday night, January 30, 2012. The black-tie gala, which celebrates the most impressive achievements in the world of wine, food and spirits, attracted a crowd of the industry’s most innovative and respected.
Nearly 500 guests arrived in the Library’s majestic lobby for an opening cocktail reception. After tasting a vast selection of wines, spirits and hand-crafted cocktails, attendees descended the white marble staircase into the Celeste Bartos Forum, where a four-course dinner and the awards ceremony were held. Adam Strum, Chairman of Wine Enthusiast Companies and editor and publisher of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, welcomed all by praising the industry’s tremendous accomplishments and offered an honorary toast to wine industry pioneer Jess Jackson, who passed away in April 2011.
Published on January 31, 2012
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