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NEW YORK CITY WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL 2012 The 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival celebrated the best of food, drink and fun, and its organizers are looking forward to the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Party Time Celebrating its fifth year, the annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine once again welcomed culinary icons, TV chefs and entertainment personalities to the Big Apple. The sister festival of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, the New York City Wine & Food Festival is the brainchild of Lee Brian 8 November/December 2012 Schrager, vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America. The New York City Festival, held Oct. 1114 this year, not only celebrates the best of food and drink, it also benefits the hunger relief programs of the Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength. All of the proceeds from the festival go to these community-based organizations. “This year’s program is truly a celebration of what the festival is all about,” Schrager said prior to the event. “Returning favorite events get a makeover, we move to new venues throughout the city and have come up with a whole series of fresh events to satisfy any palate.” All the proceeds from the festival go to the Food Bank For New York City and Share Our Strength. Big Apple Delight A highlight of the New York City Festival weekend was on Oct. 11, when Bank of America presented On The Chopping Block: A Roast of Anthony Bourdain, hosted by Mario Batali and Willie Geist and produced by Carolines on Broadway. Ted Allen, Guy Fieri, Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Marc Maron, Jim Norton, Rachael Ray, Eric Ripert and Sarah Silverman all took part. The roast took place at Pier Sixty and featured a four- Photo Credit: Madison

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Retail Merchandiser - November/December 2012

Retail Merchandiser - November/December 2012
Sports Licensing Show
Wine & Food Festival
Brand Licensing Europe
Category Insight
Cover Story
Affinity Consultants
United States Olympic Committee
Pacific Cycle Inc.
Foot Locker Inc.
Nationwide Vision
Belle Foods
Campioni Enterprises
Gilligan Oil
Hickman’s Iga
Liquor Stores N.A.
Ken’s Superfair Foods and Food Fair
Navy Exchange Service Command
New & Notable

Retail Merchandiser - November/December 2012