The Capital Grille Launches Third Annual Wine Label Design Contest
Proceeds to Benefit Share Our Strength; Winner to Travel to Napa Valley
(August 29, 2011, New York, NY) – Artists everywhere are invited to enter the third annual Artist Series Wine Label Design competition hosted by The Capital Grille ― the nationally renowned fine-dining restaurant known for its dry-aged, hand-carved steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning wine list. With a focus on once again uniting the worlds of fine wine and fine art, the winning piece of original artwork will grace bottles of a specially blended wine across the United States.
In addition, The Capital Grille will donate a portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold to Share Our Strength and its mission to end childhood hunger in America. Over the past two years, sales of the Artist Series wine resulted in over $420,000.00 donated to the charity.
From August 22 through October 7, submissions of original artwork will be considered in a search for a wine label design for The Capital Grille’s exclusive Artist Wine Label Series. This limited production Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon is made by acclaimed winemaker Ted Edwards of Freemark Abbey Vineyard, who has been crafting world-class wines in Napa Valley for over 30 years. Miliotes, Master Sommelier for The Capital Grille, worked alongside Edwards to blend a distinctive Cabernet originating from grapes grown in the famed Stagecoach and Bosche vineyards.
“We created The Capital Grille Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon to provide our guests with the incomparable opportunity to experience a wine that is lively, sophisticated and intensely aromatic, to best complement the flavors found on our menu. With this extended length of flavor, you can’t stop with just one glass,” said Miliotes, one of only 180 Master Sommeliers in the world.
In addition to the prestige and publicity from having artwork displayed on these limited edition bottles of wine, this year’s winning artist will also receive from The Capital Grille a case of the wine and an all-expenses paid, four day/three night trip to Napa Valley to enjoy personalized tours of some of the world’s top wineries. For more information on how to enter, visit www.TheCapitalGrille.com, beginning August 22.
The Capital Grille Artist Series Cabernet Sauvignon will be available exclusively at all 45 locations of The Capital Grille, and will complement The Capital Grille’s award-winning wine program, which is routinely recognized by Wine Spectator magazine. Featuring more than 350 Old and New World selections housed in floor-to-ceiling, temperature-controlled wine kiosks, The Capital Grille’s wine offerings also include a Captain’s List of 125 collector wines. Guests also have the opportunity to lease a wine locker, personalized with an inscribed brass nameplate.
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About Share Our Strength
Share Our Strength is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. By weaving together a net of community groups, activists and food programs, Share Our Strength catches children at risk of hunger and ensures they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. Working closely with the culinary industry, Share Our Strength creates engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, the nation's premier culinary benefit; Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale, a national grassroots effort; Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit, a touring dinner series; Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out , a week-long program involving thousands of restaurants nationwide; and Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline, a cooking-based nutrition education program. Visit Strength.org and learn more about our goal of ending childhood hunger in America by 2015.
About The Capital Grille
The Capital Grille (www.TheCapitalGrille.com) is known for its dry-aged steaks, award-winning wine list and professional service in an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. Routinely recognized by Wine Spectator magazine, The Capital Grille has received the American Culinary Federation’s “Achievement of Excellence Award,” is recognized by the 2011 Zagat Survey as a “Power Lunch” destination and was voted a guest favorite on Open Table’s “2010 Best American Cuisine - Top Restaurant List.” The Capital Grille offers more than 350 New and Old World wine selections, including a Captain’s List of some of the world’s most highly allocated and sought-after wines. Please visit The Capital Grille on Facebook and follow George Miliotes on Twitter @TheWineExpert.