Launch Party of Sheraton Social Hour

Earlier this week, I was invited to an exclusive party hosted by Sheraton Social Hour at 620 5th Avenue at the heart of Midtown, Manhattan.

Introducing Sheraton Social Hour...
Bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV Champagne in the ice bucket Champagne flute chandelier

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne Assorted bread slices on skewers and a bowl of pickled red onions
Skewered asparagus, jalapeno peppers, mini new potatoes Dorset Raw Milk Cheese, Vermont

This party served some wines that will be featured at their Social Hour. For example, the Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne, Chateau Ste. Michelle Meritage Artist Series 2006, Northstar “Columbia Valley” Merlot 2007 to pair with certain hors d’oeuvres or small plates of food. Toward the end of the party, they displense Chateau Ste. Michelle & Dr. Loosen Eroica Single Berry Select 2001 Riesling that was practically a dessert in a glass. It’s so rich, syrupy and sweet with nuances of honey, peach, and golden raisins that I almost don’t feel compelled to eat the desserts of adorable little red velvet cakes, brownie cookies, or chunks of Brix chocolates.

The Sheraton Social Hour is developed with Wine Spectator and the hotel brand’s food and beverage team to offer guests with premium wine experience at their 240 participating hotels globally. In North America, this Social Hour tasting will feature two Wine Spectator 90+ rated wines from Sheraton Selects as 2-ounce tasting for $5 each and three Wine Spectator 85+ rated wines.

Here’s some other highlights of this party:

Hanging freshly baked pane (bread/focaccia) Hanging pane (bread/focaccia)
Hanging focaccia on hooks…Unusual

St. Patrick's Cathedral at night
Gorgeous view of St. Patrick’s Cathedral at night

A 360-degree view of the outdoor garden

As you might tell from these photos, the venue is gorgeous. The rooftop garden to have stunning views of Midtown since it’s at the heart of Rockefeller Plaza, off of 5th Avenue. I have even spotted supermodel Coco Rocha on the scene, as I’ve tweeted that evening.

It’s a great party and it did feature great wines that if I were to stay at a Sheraton Hotel, I know I can have a fairly priced glass of good wine.

To view more photos of this event, please click through the slideshow (or view my Flickr set: link):

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