Thierry Puzelat will be there! (And at the bar at Racines, Monday night at 6pm)

Don't Miss the 17th Annual CSW-Louis/Dressner Selections Benefit Tasting for Partners in Health! Sunday, March 25th, 2 until 7pm at Racines NY. PIH Benefit Dinner, Monday 3/26 at Racines!


Please join us on Sunday, March 25th from 2:00 until 7:00pm at Racines NY as we taste over 70 wines with 23 of the finest winemakers from France, Italy, Germany and Portugal, imported by Louis/Dressner Selections. And join us on Monday March 26th at Racines NY for a festive Loire Valley Dinner featuring; Muscadet with Remi Branger from Domaine de la Pépière; Vouvray with Franois Pinon; and Savennières with Evelyne de Jessy of Domaine du Closel.  All proceeds benefit Partners in Health "saving lives, revitalizing communities & transforming global health"

Louis/Dressner Selections: Natural viticulture, hand harvesting, low yields, wild yeasts, non-interventionist winemakng, and, most importantly, enjoyment, are the "principles" of Louis/Dressner. These growers are a unique and fascinating group committed to the natural expression of their terroirs and culture through honest, traditional wines. Here's the list of vignerons attending: Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia; Eduardo Torres-Acosta, Sicilia; Chiara Vigo (Romeo del Castello) Sicilia; Francesca Padovani (Campi di Fonterenza) Montalcino; Gloria Mayr (Nusserhof) Alto Adige; Nico Sciackitano (La Stoppa) Emilia; Sara Saetti, Lambruscao; Ivano and Paola Barbaglia (Santuvario) Alto Piemonte; Myrtha Zierock (Foradori) Trentino; Eric and Christine Nicolas (Bellivière) Jasnières; Evelyne de Jessy (Closel) Savennières; Julien and François Pinon, Vouvray; Fredrik Filliatreau, Saumur-Champigny; Julien Libert (Combel la Serre) Cahors; Kewin Descombes, Beaujolais; Laura Lardy (Damien Coquelet) Beaujolais; Remi Branger (Pépière) Muscadet; Thierry Puzelat, Touraine; Louis-Benoit and Violetta Desvignes, Beaujolais; René and Joseph Mosse, Anjou; Franzi Schmitt (Koehler-Ruprecht) Pfalz; Vincent Poloczek (Immich-Batterieberg) Mosel; João Roseira (Infantado) Porto.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased for the time slots listed below. Please try to finish within two hours! (Tickets are non-refundable - in the event that you are unable to attend, your purchase will be a contribution to PIHA receipt is not required for entry - we will have a record of your purchase at the door.  Racines NY, 94 Chambers Street, Between Church and Broadway.

Chiara Vigo of Romeo del Castello will be there (pictured at right). Sorry, without the food...

On Monday, March 26th at 7pm we'll explore the terroirs of Muscadet, Savennières, Jasnieres and Vouvray as expressed in Melon de Bourgogne and Chenin Blanc, with vignerons Eric and Christine Nicolas of Domaine Bellivière, Remi Branger of Domaine de la Pépière, Evelyne de Jessy of Domaine du Closel and Francois Pinon of Vouvray. We'll enjoy a four-course dinner designed to accompany the wines by Chef Mariana Mateos, including some quite special old vintages, and commentary by Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier. Tickets are $160, all inclusive, all proceeds to Partners in Health. Racines NY, 94 Chambers Street. Arnaud Tronche, Proprietor/Beverage Director.

Partners In Health: "Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone." To donate: