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Wine Tasting – Failla Wines
May 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$10
Join us for a special wine tasting at Sonoma in the Heights:
- Featured Winery: Failla Wines
- Special Guest: National Sales Manager from Failla – Darren Palace
- When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
- Time: Casual come-and-go, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Cost: $10 per person
- Featured Wines:
- Wines to be determined.
- Featured Wines:
- Retail Discount: 30% off, additional 10% off 6 or more bottles and tasting fee is waived with 2-bottle purchase.
The love of wine started for Darren many years ago, beginning with the admiration for the feelings he would get during family gatherings. Born and raised in northern New Jersey always apart of occasions where the whole family would get together- both Irish and Italian. One thing always stood out as a glue for the family bond, food and wine. After graduation from high school, Darren moved “as far away” from New Jersey – attending the University of Montana. He spent his time in Missoula fishing, hiking, and studying, as well as a year abroad in Italy. Even as a phat farm wearing, 90’s R&B listening Jersey boy, Darren had the pleasure of meeting many friends that had similar interests in the culture of food and wine.
After college Darren spent much time traveling and taking care of his family responsibilities back in New Jersey. During his spare time he focused on studying and collecting wine, as well as visiting friends that were cooking in iconic kitchens of New York City. In 2008, Darren quit his full time banking career to help a dear friend from college at Red Hood Winery in pursuing “serious enology in Brooklyn.” During the first six vintages at the winery he worked his way from cellar rat, to assistant winemaker eventually becoming general manager. He made wine alongside Christopher Nicolson as well as his mentors Abraham Schoener and Robert Foley- learning a great deal from their individual styles in winemaking. After leaving Red Hook in 2014 Darren fulfilled his reality to make wine on two coasts, helping his wine maker friends in California. Darren joined the Failla team in 2015, and spends his time in Brooklyn focusing on spreading the gospel of Failla & its honest wines.
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