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Grape Crush Productions presents...
Art is indeed not the bread, but the wine of life… Jean Paul Richter
Join us at Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Midtown, for the Art of Wine reception to celebrate the 2nd Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Month event series. Everyone from foodies to fashionistas will gather for an exciting evening of art, wine, food and jazz!
Plus, pick up your Atlanta Food & Wine Month 2010 event calendar!
Valet parking is $5, complimentary street parking is available behind the gallery and on Juniper and 5th Street. Must be 21 or older to attend with valid ID.
(Program starts at 7pm)
Yu-Kai Lin, Kai Lin Art
Yu-Kai Lin is the owner and creative director of Kai Lin Art, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta near the Fox Theatre. Throughout his professional career, Yu-Kai has played an active role in the Atlanta arts community. As Senior Sales and Marketing Manager for The Lowe Gallery and subsequently as Director of Sales and Marketing for Mason Murer Fine Art, Yu-Kai has managed and directed the logistics of the gallery world including curating exhibitions, planning events, and collecting art. Yu-Kai has worked with many corporate developers, architects, and interior designers to place art. He has collaborated with marketing teams and managers to curate exhibitions and sell art to organizations including W Hotels, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Cobb Energy Centre, Coca Cola Enterprises, The Gallery Condominiums, Terminus Buckhead, Kennesaw State University, King and Spalding as well as corporate and private collectors. Yu-Kai (‘01C) graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and holds a Bachelors of Fine Art in Music.
Harry Constantinescu, CSW - St. Regis Hotel
In the most recent chapter of a long career in wine and hospitality, Harry has worked in Food and Beverage at the Atlanta St. Regis Hotel since its construction and opening. He was recently named Atlanta's Top Sommelier at the 2010 Atlanta Winter Wine + Jazz Festival. A native of Romania, he was immersed in winemaking as a child while working in his family's vineyard. He is a Sommelier, certified by the American chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers. Harry is a Certified Specialist of Wine, and a professional-level member of the Society of Wine Educators. Harry graduated from the Gaetano Barberi school in Florence, Italy, and is fluent in four languages. He regularly publishes articles in industry journals, and lives in Atlanta with his wife, Patricia, and their two sons.
A portion of event proceeds to benefit Wine to Water, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit aid organization focused on providing clean water to needy people around the world. Over 1 billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water and sanitation and we are devoted to fighting this epidemic. Wine symbolizes fortune in our society. Our goal is to give the fortunate population an opportunity to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.
About Atlanta Food & Wine Month:
At Grape Crush Productions we believe the culinary arts are a vital part of a city's culture. In partnership with the City of Atlanta (Office of Cultural Affairs), we are celebrating the local food and wine scene for an entire month with exciting events at diverse venues. Atlanta Food & Wine Month, now in its second year, effectively fuses the love of food and wine with all art forms in a series of special events highlighting the best venues, chefs, restaurants, sommeliers, art galleries, retailers and more that our city has to offer. April is also Jazz Appreciation Month and many events will feature live entertainment from Atlanta's best jazz artists. From wine tasting parties at art galleries and clothing boutiques, to hot restaurant meal deals - locals and visitors alike are encouraged to eat, sip and savor all around town!
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Grape Crush Productions (GCP), Atlanta's premier food and wine event specialists, was voted one of Atlanta's BEST businesses of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 for bringing the "tasting room" to living rooms, offices and venues across metro Atlanta. GCP is the creator and producer of Atlanta Food & Wine Month, Buckhead Wine Festival, Chefs in the City, Inside the Cellar and the all-new Organic Wine & Food Fair. The next sip is yours... Cheers!
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