100 POINT WINES FOR CHARITY
Washington's biggest givers honor good deeds with great food and wine
WL celebrates the fruits of the vine with the help of CharityWorks' 100 Point Vintage Wine Tasting, where top D.C. area chefs cooked up gourmet five-course meals to accompany 100-point wines. A special toast goes out to Virginia wines in anticipation of the commonwealth's official wine month, October. We'll show you where to go (and where to stay) to enjoy its entire splendor.
CHARITYWORKS 100 POINT VINTAGE WINE TASTING
May 19 • Home of Joe Robert
THE EVENT: Take cuisine crafted by the area's top celebrity chefs and combine it with the world's best wines and you've got a recipe for a gourmet feast. Add in that it's all for charity, and everything tastes that much sweater. Joe Robert graciously played Event Host, opening his historic McLean estate to hundreds of epicurean voyeurs intent on sampling 100-point wines and their carefully paired dishes. Host Sponsor Bearingpoint's $75,000 contribution cooked up the evening's best pairing: CharityWorks and the Higher Achievement Program, a charity off ering 9 to 14 year olds in Washington's most distressed neighborhoods a chance at a great education.
THE SCENE: Wine Spectator Executive Editor Thomas Matthews walked the collection of high-tech heavyweights, wine afi cionados and foodies through a fi ve-course feast. 1995 Chateau Margaux with your Braised Veal Cheeks? Yes, please. Equally delicious was the fl air and combustible energy of having nine area celebrity chefs under one roof - Food Network eat your heart out!
THE GUESTS: BearingPoint's Robin Lineberger, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia, Tom Davis, Miriam Pollin, Jack Davies, Fernando Murias and Ted and Lynn Leonsis.