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August 14, 2012

Kick-Off Cocktail for Best Cellars Dinner

Winship Cancer Institute supporters and music industry insiders go un-corked!

By Photos by Kim Link

Wilmington Trust played host to a wine-tasting patron party for T.J. Martell Foundation

The Invite

An elegant wine-tasting reception to kick off the upcoming Best Cellars Dinner

The Venue

The Executive Boardroom of Wilmington Trust

The VIPs

Best Cellars Dinner Co-Chairs Marie-Louise Kirchner and Dr. Bill Torres, and CEO of T.J. Martell Foundation Laura Heatherly

The Highlights:

Guests sipped fine French and domestic wines while enjoying panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline at cocktail hour. Among the patrons in attendance: Jack Sawyer, Joel Katz, Don Perry, Devyne Stephens, Todd Tautfest, Steve Smith, Robert Polay, Diff and Georgia Ritchie, Drew Brown, Jeff Goldworn, Wally Curran, Rebecca Bily,  Aisha and Afzaal Malik, Rudy and Lois Bessara, Rene Pennington, Jeff Dauler, Bil Effinger, Shanti Das, Charlie Brusco.

The Cause

Best Cellars Dinner is a benefit by the T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry’s largest foundation for medical research for leukemia, cancer and AIDS and a local funder of cancer research at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. The Best Cellars Dinner—an evening of gourmet food, musical entertainment and of course wine share by Atlanta’s top wine collectors-- will take place Oct. 13 at the InterContinental Hotel, Buckhead. For tickets and more info:




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