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The Wine Opener in Stamford, CT

September 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On September 26, 2013

Margarete Cassalina, author of the memoir, Beyond Breathing , will be speaking at:


Wine Opener

Join Us For a Magical Evening…

This casual and fun event is open to everyone, from wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts! Glenville Wine and Spirits will offer a variety of 30 unique fine wines for your tasting pleasure. Guests will taste delicious cuisines presented by the area’s hottest chefs.The Stamford Wine Opener will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Sheraton Hotel, Stamford, CT from 6:00 – 10:00pm. A special VIP reception will be held prior to the event from 6:00 – 7:00pm.

Experience Our VIP Reception…

Join us for an intimate VIP Reception at 6:00pm featuring a sumptuous three course tasting and three wines. Seating is limited so reserve your tickets today!

Preview our selection of Fine Wines…

A selection of wines will be available to order at the event with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Check back to see an updated list of available wines.


VIP Tickets are $150 ($59 tax deductible)
Regular admission tickets are $100 ($34 tax deductible)Donations

If you wish to make a monetary donation to The Wine Opener please click the Donate button on the right hand side of the page. If you wish you donate an auction item to be used in our Silent Auction, please print out the Auction Form to the right hand side of this page and mail, scan or fax it to the attention of: Roslyn Gilhuly, 101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 107, Middletown, CT 06457. Fax (860) 632-7308.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Wine Opener is an excellent marketing vehicle for a company targeting a mass, consumer-based audience with buying power. Sponsor involvement builds brand awareness, helps you promote goodwill and public relations, gives you the opportunity to create unique cause-related marketing campaigns, and develops positive community and employee relations, ultimately driving more traffic into your local establishments and increasing your sales revenue. In fact, two-thirds of Americans report a greater trust in companies that support social issues and would be likely to switch brands or retailers to one associated with a good cause, when price and quality are equal. Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

Please direct any questions about The Wine Opener to Roslyn Gilhuly at or (860) 632-7300


Click here for: Information regarding The Wine Opener

More information regarding:  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Because of risks to people with cystic fibrosis (CF), only one person with CF may be invited. Also,individuals who have ever had a confirmed positive sputum culture for Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) complex shall not attend any Foundation events/meetings. These requirements are because CF germs can be passed between individuals who have CF. Some germs in a person with CF can cause serious respiratory illness and, in some patients, may lead to death. CF germs are not a risk for otherwise healthy individuals.

Despite this policy, individuals with CF might choose to attend events or meetings without informing the CF Foundation or without the Foundation’s knowledge. If so, they do so at their own risk. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for any risk to health involved in attendance, or in any social contact between persons with CF. For more information, please visit



September 26, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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