Dough is thrilled to be a wine sponsor for this year's James Beard Foundation Gala. This special event will be held at The Pierre in New York City, and tickets and tables will be on sale starting October 4, 2021.
The 2021 James Beard Foundation Gala celebrates the chefs and other culinary leaders who make our collective future more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. In light of the challenges of the past year — and JBF's dedication to ensure that the culinary industry survives, rebuilds, and thrives in the wake of the pandemic — the event will highlight the Open for Good campaign and the inspiring chefs who channel leadership, vision, integrity, resilience, and hope.
Where: The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York City
When: Friday, November 12 | Reception & Silent Auction: 6:30 p.m.; Dinner & Live Auction: 8:00 p.m.
Safety: Ticket buyers attending the Gala event will be alerted of the final COVID safety policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date.
Keeler Tavern, Ridgefield, CT
Dough is proud to be a sponsor of this special screening of the award-winning film A Fine Line: a woman’s place is in the kitchen, directed by Ridgefield resident Joanna James. Hosted by the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival and MAPP, the evening will include a cocktail reception before the screening, followed by a live Q&A with filmmaker Joanna James and local chefs.
Where: Keeler Tavern, 152 Mail Street, Ridgefield, CT
When: Thursday, October 7 @ 6:00 p.m.
Safety: Proof of COVID Vaccination required; Masks + Socially Distanced
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Chef Adrianne Calvo is an acclaimed chef with 700K+ followers on Instagram, author of 6 cookbooks, television personality, and restaurateur who opened her namesake Restaurant Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar when she was 22 years old. Calvo can be found taping her weekly local NBC segment or at various events supporting her “Make it Count Foundation” that she started to help inspire young people to do their best.
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We were excited to join a virtual wine tasting experience on October 20, 2020, with Wine.com’s Director of Education, Gwendolyn Osborn. It was a great discussion with panelists including winemaker Heidi Bridenhagen, and CEO of the James Beard Foundation Clare Reichenbach.
To learn more about how dough is a catalyst for good for the Foundation, and all about the wines, the recording of the tasting can be found on Wine.com’s YouTube’s Channel
Dough was excited to participate in the James Beard Foundation’s special Taste America event on October 18, 2020 which bought chefs and diners from across the country together for a virtual communal dinner to eat, celebrate local independent restaurants, and support efforts to re-build a more sustainable and equitable industry. Twenty chefs and restaurants across the nation prepared a meal unique to their restaurant, which was paired with dough wine. A link to the evenings livestream can be found here: https://www.jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica
As a new brand, we are growing in availability across the country. Below are some retailers you can visit to find dough wines in your Taste America participating city:
Atlanta: East Point Package Store, Track One Package Store, Vesta Beer & Wine
Boston: Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits, Charles St Liquor, Fenway Beer Shop, Hanover Liquor, State Street Provisions
Charleston: Chastain’s, Coastal Vinco, Donohue’s Fine Wine, New Peach Stand, Wine & Cheese If U Please
Denver: Applejack Wine & Spirits, Argonaut Liquor, Davidson’s Liquors, Hazel’s Beverage World, Wilbur’s Total Beverage
Houston: HEB, Local Foods, Premier Wine & Spirits, Total Wine & More
Los Angeles: Carmel Liquor, Cork Runner Wine & Spirits, Lee’s Liquor, Liquor Time Liquor
Minneapolis: Lowry Liquor
Nashville: Brentwood Wine & Spirits, Cool Spring Wine & Spirits, Midtown Wine & Spirits, Vintage Wine & Spirits, Wine Chap
Phoenix: Total Wine & More
Portland: Basics Market, Blue Goose Market, John’s Marketplace, Newport Avenue Market, Pearl Specialty
San Francisco: Castro Liquor & Wine, Go Go Corner Market, Martell’s Liquors, Rhea’s Deli & Liquors
Seattle: Esquin Wine & Spirits, Ken’s Market, Kings Market, Pete’s Supermarket, Rocket Market
Washington DC: Cairo Liquor Store, Modern Liquor, Rodman’s Discount Drug, Schneider’s, Wide World of Wines
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