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A TASTE OF HOPE: FIFTY SHADES
OF PINOT NOIR

During the recent 11th Annual City of Hope A Taste of Hope gathering at NYC's Three Sixty, more than 500 biz attendees opened their pieholes to suck down some primo vino. They also placed their bids in silent and live auctions and posed for slightly tipsy photos. All in all, Alissa Pollack and Team Hope raised $300k for the Jason Pollack Memorial Fund at Musicians on Call and planted to seeds of myriad hangovers. 

Promo legend Richard Palmese, Pollack and iHeart's Rich Bressler, Tom Poleman and Dennis Clark found the unoaked Chard to be a key new element for facilitating corporate synergy.

Pollack, CBS Radio's Todd Cavanah, BMLG boss Scott Borchetta and Crush Music's Bob McLynn found the Montepulciano so superb that they could no longer say "Montepulciano."


Sony/ATV Co-Prez Danny Strick told Pollack that his favorite wine comes from Kentucky. 

iHeart's Tom Poleman, Pollack and Island ruler David Massey admired the Cab Franc for its dry finish, balanced tannins and happy floaty feeling.

RECORDS' Barry Weiss, Pollack, RCA's Joe Riccitelli and RECORDS' John Strazza inhaled enough Gewürztraminer to conjure terrifying visions of Rolf Schmidt-Holtz

Def Jam topper Steve Bartels, iHeart's Tom Poleman, Columbia's Jim Burruss and Pollack determined that the Grenache mellows considerably after the second case.


CBS' Michael Martin and Pollack both noted that the Margaux afforded them a nice buzz, but Latium's Charles Chavez was sober as a judge.


Cumulus/WPLJ's Rick Gillette is flanked by iHeart's Jon Zellner and Patty Zellner; the trio's consumption of old-vine Zinfandel put them in heavy rotation.


Island's Eric Wong told Pollack he couldn't wait until he was old enough to drink.


RECORDS chief Barry Weiss, CBS' Todd Cavanah, Def Jam's Rick Sackheim and Pollack were advised to decant the Claret, and they did so—directly into their mouths.

Curb's Jeff Tuerff, John Butler and Ryan Dokke joined Pollack for a flight of red blends, which was followed by a spontaneous flight to Vegas.

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