Catch an early flight and sample 4 preview wines beginning Feb. 18.
BOSTON (Feb. 12, 2013)—The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group (SWRG) announces its 52nd National Wine Week™ March 11-15. During the week, eight of the restaurant group’s iconic locations will offer a variety of exceptional wines carefully selected by Stuart Roy, national director of wine & spirits, to complement the Smith & Wollensky menu. Because one pour is never enough—guests will be able to sample 10 wines for $10 with the purchase of a lunch entrée at participating locations.
“Wine Week has been a celebrated event for over 25 years and allows us to share our knowledge of wine with our guests,” said Michael Feighery, president of SWRG. “The event symbolizes our restaurants’ unparalleled hospitality and impeccable dining experience by offering our guests an approachable opportunity to sample and enjoy wines from some of the most exclusive winemakers in the world, all while learning about the particular varietals and regions from our knowledgeable staff.”
New to Wine Week festivities, SWRG will debut its Catch an Early Flight promotion on National Drink Wine Day, Feb. 18. Guests can sample featured wines—a preview of four Wine Week offerings for $18 at all nine locations. The Boston Back Bay location will participate in Wine Week activities for the first time with the introduction of the wine flight promotion available during dinner at that location. Boston residents may participate in National Wine Week during lunch at the Boston Atlantic Wharf location.
“Wine Week is my favorite time of year because we’re able to feature some of the best wines in the world at a price that’s not intimidating,” said Roy. “With the introduction of the Catch an Early Flight promotion, we are allowing guests a sneak peek of our featured wineries at an incredible value, a month in advance. These include Ferrari-Carano, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Swanson Vineyards and Heitz Cellar.”
The restaurant group has earned the WINE SPECTATOR Award of Excellence the 25th consecutive year. Three of its locations—Chicago, Las Vegas and Houston—have received the prestigious Best of Award of Excellence.
Guests will have the chance to win wine and accessories from Wine Week partners by registering at the restaurants or online. The grand prize includes roundtrip airfare for 2 and a 3-day, 2-night stay at the Cuvaison Estate House in their Napa Valley vineyard. The winner will also be treated to VIP tours and tastings at the featured wine partner vineyards. To learn more about the 52nd National Wine Week, visit www.smithandwollensky.com and choose the city nearest you to view that location’s wine list and tasting menu in a downloadable PDF format.
The New York City location, which is owned and operated by the Fourth Wall Restaurant Group, will also celebrate National Wine Week March 11-15, however; will not be participating in the same promotional offers as the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group.
About Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group
Since its establishment in 1977 as America’s premier fine dining steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand cut on-premise daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston and owns and operates nine iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in Miami Beach; Chicago; Las Vegas; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; Houston; and two restaurants in Boston. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. Smith & Wollensky has received numerous local and national awards, including the “Grand Award of Excellence” from WINE SPECTATOR® and the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Follow Smith & Wollensky on Twitter at twitter.com/smithwollensky.