Pioneering English Sparkling Wine, Nyetimber and The Whitby Hotel, New York Host an Exclusive Winemaker Dinner

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 21, 2020

Nyetimber, the leading producer of English Sparkling Wine, and The Whitby Hotel have teamed up to host an exclusive winemaker dinner on Thursday February 6th to showcase the producer’s 1086 Prestige Cuvee and Prestige Cuvee Rosé.

Set in an elegant private dining room at The Whitby Hotel, the evening will begin with a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage served with canapés, before sitting down to a three-course seasonal dinner, paired alongside a hand-picked selection of Nyetimber wines. Expert Winemaker, Brad Greatrix, will host the evening, guiding guests through the tasting notes of each wine.

This exclusive dinner marks Nyetimber's first winemaker dinner in the U.S. and serves as the launch of the acclaimed Nyetimber 1086 Rosé 2010 Prestige Cuvee which will be served alongside pancetta stuffed quail with blood orange gastrique, whilst the delicate sweetness of Cuvee Chérie Demi-Sec will complement a delicious dessert of Meyer lemon sabayon, meringue brulée and a fresh mango-citrus salad.

An icon of the English Sparkling Wine category, Nyetimber is a highly respected contemporary British luxury brand defined by authenticity and innovation, whose single aim is to make the finest English Sparkling Wine to rival the very best in the world.

Since the planting of the first vines in 1988, Nyetimber has established a reputation for producing world-renowned sparkling wines including the Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage, Rosé Multi-Vintage, Cuvee Chérie Demi-Sec Multi-Vintage, Blanc de Blancs, Tillington Single Vineyard, and the newly released 1086 Prestige Cuvees – representing the pinnacle of English winemaking.

The 1086 Prestige Cuvee and Prestige Cuvee Rosé will be carried by retailers nationwide, including Tribeca Wine Merchants in New York City. For further inquiries regarding availability please contact

Tickets cost $175 per person, including canapés and three-course dinner with Nyetimber wine pairings.

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About Nyetimber

For over 30 years, Nyetimber has had a single aim: to make the finest English Sparkling Wine, one to rival the very best in the world. A true pioneer, Nyetimber was the first producer of English Sparkling Wine to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

Nyetimber is made from one hundred percent estate-grown grapes and is regarded as England’s finest sparkling wine. Owner and Chief Executive Eric Heerema and Head Winemaker Cherie Spriggs are committed to producing wines of exceptional quality.

Brad Greatrix, Winemaker

Brad Greatrix has been a Winemaker at Nyetimber since 2007, when he joined the business with his wife Cherie Spriggs, Head Winemaker. Sharing the vision of Eric Heerema, Brad has been integral to building Nyetimber into a sparkling wine producer that is rivalling the best in the world. Brad is responsible for managing the winemaking process across all sites, from the reception of the grapes at the Pressing Centre to the expedition of the bottled wine. Being instrumental to the brand’s leading innovation, technology and CSR practices, Brad is considered to be the “brand guardian” and remains elemental in ensuring that Nyetimber continues to pioneer cutting edge practices in the production of sparkling wine.

Brad started his training in 2001, studying at some of the most prestigious oenology institutions in the world, and later worked with highly influential winemakers. After completing his studies in Canada and Australia, Brad spent time making wine in various locations across the globe including America (Oregon), Australia (McLaren Vale and Hunter Valley), New Zealand (Central Otago) and France (Margaux).

Brad and Cherie were introduced to Nyetimber when they received an early bottle as a gift from Cherie’s parents. The quality potential was unmistakable, prompting Brad and Cherie to make contact with Eric Heerema, Owner and Chief Executive of Nyetimber, and soon after they would join him as Nyetimber’s winemakers. Their combined focus, skill and pioneering approach to winemaking has led to the addition of Rosé, Demi-Sec and a single vineyard wine named Tillington to the Nyetimber portfolio. Further to these product launches, the brand was amongst the first to introduce the use of dark amber bottles to protect Nyetimber wines from harmful UV light – a practice now being increasingly adopted by other winemakers.

In 2013, Nyetimber was upgraded to 90 points in the Champagne and Sparkling Wine Encyclopedia, joining a small and elite group of sparkling producers worldwide at that level. Through Cherie and Brad’s dedication to their craft, Nyetimber now stands proudly alongside the finest sparkling wines in the world.

About The Whitby Hotel

Part of Firmdale Hotels, The Whitby Hotel opened in February 2017 and is a celebration of contemporary art and design. It is located in Midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue. Interiors have been designed by Founder and Creative Director Kit Kemp, acclaimed for her individual and unique way of arranging spaces with a colourful and carefree spirit. There are 86 individually designed bedrooms and suites, The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, a beautiful Orangery filled with natural daylight, a book-lined Drawing Room, a leafy terrace, as well as three beautifully designed private event rooms, a 130 seat state-of-the-art theatre and a fully equipped gym.

Firmdale Hotels is privately owned by husband and wife Tim and Kit Kemp and comprises ten award winning luxury hotels in central London and New York. In London’s West End there is Ham Yard Hotel, The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel and Haymarket Hotel as well as three townhouse properties including Dorset Square Hotel in Marylebone, Knightsbridge Hotel near Harrods and Number Sixteen in South Kensington. There is also Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo, New York.

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Tailgate at 40,000 Feet with a Private Jet Charter from $29,000 for the Big Game from Monarch Air Group

MIAMI and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (PRWEB) January 21, 2020

Given the high interest in a private jet charter to the Big Game, air charter provider Monarch Air Group is waiving the special event fees associated with the game and offering custom packages so that fans can start the party from 40,000 feet with their hometown favorite drinks, snacks and games.

Packages for "Tailgating at 40,000 Feet" include options to add local cocktails, snacks and games such as corn hole to play in the aisles of your private jet. Packages are available upon request for all one-way and round-trip private charters from either the Kansas City area or the San Francisco area to Miami’s six surrounding airports February 1-3. Flight options start at $29,000 round-trip for up to 8 people from Kansas City (MCI) to Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) and $64,000 round-trip for up to 8 people from San Francisco’s Oakland International Airport (OAK) to FXE.

Suggested catering and experiences on board your private jet to get the party started in the air include:


  • Blood orange ginger shrub from Kansas City Canning Co + top shelf vodka of your choice
  • Takeout Z-man brisket sandwiches for your whole party from Joe’s
  • Topsy’s Popcorn in collectible Chiefs tins
  • A Chiefs corn hole set to play in the aisles (when determined safe by your cabin crew, of course!)
  • An assortment of team hats, jerseys, and accessories for all your friends and family


  • SF-made Cannel Spirits Cinnamon Cordial + top shelf vodka of your choice
  • Takeout sandwiches from b. on the go with bread from acclaimed pastry chef Belinda Long
  • A hot meal with all the accoutrement from your favorite SF restaurant
  • Craftsman and Wolves Chocolate Shoyu Caramels
  • A 49ers corn hole set to play in the aisles (when determined safe by your cabin crew, of course!)
  • An assortment of team hats, jerseys, and accessories for all your friends and family

As with any private jet charter, Monarch Air Group will completely customize your experience, from arranging ground transportation with team flags to securing catering from your favorite sports bar to ensuring that football highlights are available on your in-flight entertainment system. There are also additional flight options available from major cities.

Many travelers have already booked their private jet charter to the Big Game, and the FAA has announced that TFRs (temporary flight restrictions) will be in place from January 27 – February 4 to manage air traffic in the vicinity of Miami. High demand is driving special event fees for most FBOs into the thousands. Given its longtime status as a South Florida local air charter provider, Monarch Air Group is able to waive these fees for its customers.

To inquire about available aircraft, tailgating packages and booking information, contact Monarch Air Group at +1-954-359-0059 or

THE FINE PRINT: All bookings subject to signed contract and aircraft availability.

ABOUT MONARCH AIR GROUP: Established in 2006, Monarch Air Group is a leading provider of global, on-demand private jet charters. Among Monarch’s customers are Fortune 500 corporations, small and medium size companies, private families, leading entrepreneurs, government agencies and world leading NGOs.

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Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center Announces Date for Official Grand Opening

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (PRWEB) January 21, 2020

The Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center (Heritage Center) today announced that it will officially open to the public at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

The public is invited to join at least 20 visiting Medal of Honor recipients and numerous national, state and local dignitaries at 10 a.m. for a special celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony that will culminate a three-year campaign to build the new National Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee – the heart of where the Medal’s heritage started nearly 158 years ago.

The Grand Opening is open to the public. For the opening weekend, self-guided tours of the Heritage Center will be offered from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday and from noon-6 p.m. on Sunday. Due to the expected interest during opening weekend, the Heritage Center recommends visitors purchase their tour tickets in advance, which are now available at Special discounts are available to military and senior citizens, and group rates are available upon request.

“February 22, 2020 will be an exciting day for our city, state and country as we officially open the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center,” said Major General William B. Raines, U.S. Army (Retired) and chairman of the board for the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. “In doing so, we have finally secured a national home that will preserve the heritage of the Medal of Honor, which is also an important part of our city’s iconic heritage. More importantly, the Heritage Center will serve as a lasting tribute to these genuine American heroes who represent the best and bravest of all who have served and sacrificed in defense of our nation and a place that strives to educate the next generation about the six character traits associated with their gallantry.”

Located in downtown Chattanooga at the Aquarium Plaza, the new National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is a 19,000-square-foot facility featuring dynamic, life-sized exhibits that tell the real-life stories of the Medal of Honor recipients and how they exemplify six common character traits: Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice and Commitment. Through these incredible stories, visitors leave with the conviction that they too can be a hero by emulating these values in their daily actions to help make their community a better place.

“We believe the Heritage Center will forever serve as a testament to what makes Chattanooga special – our great sense of patriotism, purpose and pride,” said Bill Hullander, chairman of the Grand Opening Committee and member of the Heritage Center’s Board of Trustees. “Thanks to our incredible veteran community and generous philanthropic donors, we have truly created a place that not only honors Chattanooga’s rich heritage and military history but will inspire and encourage future generations of youth with the stories and character traits exemplified by our Medal of Honor recipients.”

Unlike a traditional museum, the Heritage Center is designed to be a “living classroom on character education” that preserves the heritage of the Medal of Honor and honors its tradition, culture and values. The Heritage Center will employ the latest technology to create an engaging, interactive experience for visitors of all ages. Each exhibit is designed to immerse visitors in the stories of these American heroes by combining the sights and sounds of Medal of Honor narratives with a vibrancy and immediacy of what happened on that day. As a result, the Heritage Center will create a profound, engaging and memorable experience for its visitors.

“In this day and age where super heroes are all the rage at the box office, the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center will spotlight real super heroes, those ordinary men and women who performed an extraordinary act of valor under the most extreme circumstances,” said Keith Hardison, executive director for the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. “Our hope is visitors will see the relevance of these incredible stories and explore how they can impact their communities by emulating these same character traits in their daily actions, whether it be on the playground, in the board room or in everyday life.”

The Heritage Center also features two classrooms and an event space that will be used for Medal of Honor Character Development and Character Club Programs for students, as well as for meetings, social events and other community activities. In addition, the Heritage Center will have a changing exhibit gallery that will house three-to-five temporary exhibits each year. The first temporary exhibit, titled “Honoring the Sacrifice: Medals of Honor Through Time,” is slated to open on February 22 and will feature the stories of Medal of Honor recipients from the Civil War to Vietnam, along with their medals, related artifacts and related images.

For more information about the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, please visit or call 423-877-2525.

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