Turning Wine Into Water hosts harvest wine tasting
Published 4:55 pm, Monday, November 7, 2011
Turning Wine Into Water will host its sixth annual wine tasting event on Nov. 5 at the Equinox Fitness Center.
Admission to the event, which will feature approximately 70 wines, is free, but reservations are requested. The group, which is a public charity, requests a donation be made to their efforts.
Founded in 2005 by Nicholas Troilo, owner of Nicholas Roberts Fine Wine Merchants in Darien, Turning Wine Into Water, strives to provide access to clean, safe drinking water to some of the world's poorest populations in Africa. To date, the group has been able to devote more than $250,000 to this project.
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"What is most alarming to me was the realization that this problem is entirely solvable. Making clean water available to everyone can be a reality if we have the will to do so," Troilo said. "I invite everyone with an interest in fine wines to attend this event, take advantage of our discounted sale prices and help save and improve the quality of people's lives."
Teaming up with his two business partners, sons Robert and Peter Troilo, the trio of Troilo men began contributing a portion of their sales from special events and their Wine of the Month memberships to the construction of clean water wells in some of Africa's poorest regions.
The sixth annual harvest wine tasting event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Equinox Fitness Center located at 72 Heights Road, Darien. Reservations are required as space is limited.