Our Wine Credentials
Give Wine and Give Back
Help us give back when you GIVE WINE. Proceeds from our “Private Reserve” Red & White Gift Pack benefit Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The wine gift pack is now available online for a special price at shop.smithandwollensky.com
Meritage – A rich, aromatic cuvee handcrafted by Girard in Napa Valley, comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Shades of plum and spice mingle with a hint of French oak. The warm finish lingers on the palate.
Sauvignon Blanc – A crisp, fresh wine with citrus, ripe mango and melon notes. Handcrafted by Kunde Family Estate in the Sonoma Valley, it has an extremely long finish and pairs nicely with fresh seafood.
Pouring Out Support
Cultivating memorable experiences for our guests is the cornerstone that Smith & Wollensky prides itself on, but we also strive to make a meaningful impact where we can. Brain health is a pressing issue with neurodegenerative diseases affecting millions of Americans. We are proud to partner with Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to help raise awareness and support a cause that affects so many families. Proceeds from “Catch an Early Flight” and the 53rd National Wine Week will benefit these organizations.
Funds raised for Keep Memory Alive support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which provides a multi-disciplinary, patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment for brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis, along with caregiver support and development of new treatments in clinical trials.
The state-of-the-art facility in Las Vegas, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, also houses clinical resources, advanced brain imaging, physical therapy, research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.
Wine & Wisdom
Enjoying the wine offerings at Smith & Wollensky can benefit a great cause, and your well-being. Here are some interesting wine facts from our friends at Cleveland Clinic.
Source: Kate Zhong, MD, Sr. Director Clinical Research and Development, Cleveland Clinic
- Brain function appears to decline at a faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers
- Resveratrol found in red wine substantially increased brain blood flow in subjects when they engaged in mental tasks
- Antioxidants in wine can block the formation of harmful proteins, which are thought to destroy brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease
- Red wine is rich in polyphenols that come from grape skins. These chemicals stimulate anti-oxidant processes in the body and brain, and have well-established neuro-protective effects