DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL TOASTS ‘SPIRITS OF NEW YORK': The Weekly Standard, The Economist, Roll Call Co-host Convention Event Honoring Majority Leader Frist; Cigar Aficionado Sponsors VIP Cigar Lounge

August 12, 2004 08:00 PM
NEW YORK – The Distilled Spirits Council, The Weekly Standard, The Economist and Roll Call will join forces to celebrate “Spirits of New York” during the Republican National Convention. The event, Tuesday, Aug. 31, from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the New York Yacht Club – one of Manhattan’s most elegant and legendary private clubs – will honor Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and feature a Cigar Aficionado-sponsored outdoor VIP cigar lounge, one of the very few New York City smoking venues. “We look forward to a lively evening filled with the finest spirits from around the world, amazing specialty cocktails paired with fresh seafood, and tastings of our members’ rare, ultrapremium spirits products,” said Peter Cressy, President of the Distilled Spirits Council. Hundreds of VIPs are expected to attend the invitation-only, 21-and-up event, including high-level Administration officials, Members of Congress, Governors, senior Congressional staff and campaign aides, as well as many prominent members of the national media. The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Marianne Solivan Quintet, known as one of the hottest new jazz acts in New York. Other event co-sponsors include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Restaurant Association, the Gerson Lehrman Group, Vonage, the American Continental Group and VeriSign. The New York Yacht Club is located at 37 West 44th Street, between 5th and 6th avenues. This summer marks the 160th anniversary of the club’s founding. Since 1844, it has been one of New York’s most prestigious and exclusive private clubs. - 30 - CONTACT: Frank Coleman or Lisa Hawkins Telephone: 202-682-8840 SCROLLER Publication Name: Publication Author:


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