State Theatre New Jersey

Online Italian Wine Tasting

In Support of State Theatre's Reopening


Featuring  Certified Sommelier and Italian Wine Ambassador Michelle Erland


Saturday, APRIL 24, 2021 at 4:00PM

At An Online Event


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Sat, April 24, 2021 at 4pm-5:30pm ET
DEADLINE EXTENDED—RSVP deadline for Tasting is Thursday, April 22, 2021 (Monday, April 19, if ordering wine/food)

Join us for a night of Italian wine education and fun as we take a deep dive into Italy’s Veneto Wine Region with Certified Sommelier and Italian Wine Ambassador Michelle Erland. Your participation is tax-deductible and helps ensure State Theatre’s successful reopening this fall in the newly renovated theater for our 100th Anniversary Season.

About The Host

Michelle Erland is a graduate of the Intensive Sommelier Program at the International Culinary Center (French Culinary Institute) and a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. In 2017, she became one of the few Italian Wine Ambassadors in the United States through the Vinitaly International Academy in Verona. Michelle holds an MBA with a concentration in the food and beverage sectors through Johnson & Wales University. She is a Senior Account Executive with Colangelo & Partners Public Relations, an integrated communications agency that specializes in fine wine, spirits, and food. In 2011, she founded Elle Hospitality, LLC where she has not only consulted but has hosted everything from Wine 101 classes to corporate restaurant training programs. More information about Michelle can be found at her website.

ABOUT THE WINE

With a winemaking history spanning over 2,000 years and 20 wine growing regions, Italy is one of the most exciting and diverse wine producing countries in the world. In fact, it's hard to travel a mile in Italy without experiencing some incredible wine.  The Veneto is the largest wine-producing region in the north east of Italy, making everything from Valpolicella, Soave and Prosecco, to simple, but famous Pinot Grigio. 

During the event we will taste through a flight of wines highlighting two of Veneto's most exciting wine regions surrounding the city of Verona:

  • Gini Soave Classico DOC 'La Frosca' 2016
  • Buglioni Valpolicella Superiore Classico DOC 'l'Imperfetto' 2016
  • Buglioni Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 'L'Amarone' 2016

ABOUT THE OPTIONAL STAGE LEFT CHARCUTERIE BOARD

Enhance your wine tasting evening with a sumptuous CHARCUTERIE BOARD from Stage Left and paired with each selected wine by Sommelier Michelle Erland. The board features Three Dried Sausages locally sourced from Keansburg, NJ.  Four Artisanal Cheeses from around the world, including Saenkanter which is a 3-year aged Cow's Milk Gouda from Holland with distinct caramel-butterscotch notes, whiskey-like aroma, and the right amount of salinity.  Next is Barely Buzzed, a cheddar-style, full-bodied cheese made with pasteurized Jersey Milk from Utah. Followed by Prairie Breeze, a white Cheddar style cheese aged for a minimum of 9 months. The texture is crumbly yet creamy with a slight crunch.  Finally, enjoy Bonne Bouche, French for "tasty bite," made with pasteurized goat's milk and inspired by the cheeses from the Loire Valley in France.  To accompany the meats and cheeses, Stage Left has added Candied Pecans and Marinated Olives. The board is enough for 2 or more people and can be delivered by Stage Left to any address within 30 minutes of New Brunswick, NJ.


WINE TASTING EVENT OPTIONS

ONLINE ITALIAN WINE TASTING: $150
Price includes:

  • Online wine tasting via Zoom featuring Certified Sommelier and Italian Wine Ambassador Michelle Erland
  • Up to four people can participate if logged in together from the same location
  • $150 tax-deductible donation to State Theatre in support of its reopening
     

ONLINE ITALIAN WINE TASTING + WINE SHIPMENT WITHIN NJ FROM STAGE LEFT: $280

PLEASE NOTE: This option is only available for delivery within NJ. Wine delivery is also available outside of NJ by contacting Linda Van Derveer by April 14 at 732-247-7200, ext. 594 or Lvanderveer@stnj.org before placing your order.
Price includes everything above plus:

  • Stage Left has sourced the wine for you and will ship it to your door (SHIPPING VIA FEDEX ONLY AVAILABLE IN NJ and is included in the cost). Wine shipment will be delivered via FedEx by April 22 and includes full bottles of:
    • Gini Soave Classico DOC 'La Frosca' 2016
    • Buglioni Valpolicella Superiore Classico DOC 'l'Imperfetto' 2016
    • Buglioni Amarone della Valpolicella DOCG 'L'Amarone' 2016    
       

ONLINE ITALIAN WINE TASTING, WINE + CHARCUTERIE BOARD WITH CHEESE/NUTS FROM STAGE LEFT: $310

PLEASE NOTE: This option is only available for delivery addresses within 30 minutes of New Brunswick, NJ
Price includes everything above plus:

  • Stage Left Charcuterie Board with Cheese/Nuts paired with each selected wine by Sommelier Michelle Erland
  • Free delivery of wine and the Charcuterie by Stage Left (delivery address must be within 30 minutes of New Brunswick, NJ and will be delivered on Saturday, April 24 with more specific delivery time emailed a few days before)


PLEASE NOTE: The tasting+wine delivery option above is only available within NJ. For wine delivery options outside of NJ please contact Linda Van Derveer by April 19 at 732-247-7200, ext. 594 or Lvanderveer@stnj.org before placing your order.

For more information contact Linda Van Derveer at 732-247-7200, ext. 594 or Lvanderveer@stnj.org.

DEADLINE EXTENDED — RSVP deadline Thu, April 22, 2021

Monday, April 19, if ordering wine/food


THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION

Your participation is a tax-deductible donation to State Theatre New Jersey’s reopening.


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