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World of Wine

World of Wine is our annual collaborative and networking event showcasing the finest in wine, bourbon, scotch and craft beer complimented with lavish cuisine, with it all enjoyed in an incredible setting with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River

WOW LogoJoin us for NMTC’s WOW, our 13th Annual, fabulous World of Wine tasting.

Thursday, September 9, 2021 from 5:30-8:30 PM

NMTC MEMBER AND GUESTS may now pay at the door - $80, as online registration is now closed.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION FOLLOWS BELOW.

 

An Evening savoring fine Wine, Bourbon, Craft Beer, and Lavish Cuisine in a unique setting with stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River, at the La Banque de Fleuve Seaplane Base, 309 St John St, Havre de Grace, MD, A one of a kind waterfront party venue.

Savor the dozens of delicious wines, bourbons, and craft beers, along with delicious pairings of food served throughout the evening, while you network with interesting, exciting wine bourbon and craft beer lovers.

Join your friends and stroll the deck, feel the summer breeze, gaze over the water, listen to your favorite music selections, and, if the 'spirits' move you,  a bit of dancing (see sponsorship below)

2021 WOW THEME:  Bet On The Future 

Taking a “Poker Run” approach to the evening’s event, attendees are guided to sponsored pouring stations to meet pourers, taste the many beers and wines available, and collect the playing cards needed build the best poker hand at the end of evening.  The winning hand gets the Two Tickets each for the next WOW, the Visionary Awards Gala and a Foursome for 2022 GOLF4STEM tournament, in all, worth more than $1,000.  

Having the best hand and winning is purely a matter of chance.  In the case of tying hands, a drawing for the highest card will be held to determine winner.  The Poker Run drawing will be held at 7:45 PM.  Winner must be present. 

 

Win a $500 Basket of Cheer. Enter below to win our Board of Director's Basket of Cheer, a $500 value of assorted wine and spirits. Need not be present to win. Tickets $10 ea, FOUR tickets for $25, and TEN tickets for $50. Tickets emailed to email used in purchase.of tickets.

Basket of Cheer Tickets

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION BELOW.

HOSTING SPONSOR $3,000 SOLD to the La Banque at the Seaplane Base | Havre de Grace, MD

Many thanks to La Banque de Fleuve for hosting the 2021 World of Wine!  La Banque at the Seaplane Base is a waterfront venue offering sweeping views of the Susquehanna River and Chesapeake Bay.  It is an ideal setting for visiting, networking, weddings, and other events.


NEW Bet on The Future Card Deck Sponsor (Exclusive) $800 SOLD to TENAX Technologies

Benefits include:  Your logo or message on the customized playing cards used and seen by every attendee to play the evening signature event Bet On The Future Poker Run.  Estimated 1,000 cards will be distributed during this event.  Includes a full-page entry in the wine journal with logo, logo included in advertising and website and in-event recognition and two event tickets. 

 


Bourbon & Cigar Sponsor (Exclusive) $650 SOLD to the Bravura Information Technology Systems

Benefits include:  Premier positioning as the evening’s Bourbon Pouring station.  Pour some of the country’s most interesting bourbons.  Encourage clientele to purchase and light up a fine cigar.  In-event recognition includes Full page advertisement in the keepsake Wine Journal, and table sign with your logo and message.  (Includes attendance for you and 2 Pouring Assistants.)

 


Scotch Pouring station (Exclusive) $650 SOLD to the Palumbo Insurance Associates

Benefits include:  Premier positioning as the evening’s Scotch Pouring station.  Pour some of the country’s most interesting scotches.  In-event recognition includes Full page advertisement in the keepsake Wine Journal, and table sign with your logo and message.  (Includes attendance for you and 2 Pouring Assistants.)

 


Wine Journal (Exclusive) $650 SOLD to Freedom Federal Credit Union

Benefits include:  In-event recognition includes Full back page advertisement on the keepsake Wine Journal.  The WOW Journal describes all wines, craft beers, and bourbons poured.  It is used as a “Passport” to encourage attendees to stop at each Wine Pouring station for a taste, record notes for future purchase, as a ‘take home reference.’  (Includes attendance for 2 people.)

 


Grand Pour, A Flight of Fancy Higher-Priced Wine (Exclusive)  $650 SOLD to Rick Gerety + Associates Insurance

Our most looked forward to and visited part of the WOW; the pouring of this Flight of Fancy wines specially chosen to delight the palate.  This year, it will be a continuous pouring of a select group of excellent, higher-priced wines hand-selected for their unique flavor and distinction.  Every attendee will visit this station, where they will give you a coupon WITH YOUR LOGO on them, to enjoy a taste of one of the wines. You’ll personally meet the hundreds of attendees. In-event recognition includes Full page advertisement in the keepsake Wine Journal and a table sign with your logo and message. (Includes attendance for you and two assistants).

 


Wine Pouring Sponsor, (Seven four available), $550  AlphaGraphics., Broad Creek Manor, RTR Technologies

Benefits include:  As one of the evening’s anticipated attractions, Each Pouring Sponsor represents a unique wine. You’ll get a table with premium positioning and wine to pour. A description of the wine is provided enabling you to discuss your wines like an expert. In-event recognition includes Full page advertisement in the keepsake Wine Journal, and table sign with your logo and message.  (Includes attendance for you and 2 Pouring Assistants.)

Choose a pouring station name from popular movies about gambling: Send your choice to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vegas Vacation (1997)

The Color of Money (1986)

Lucky You (2007)

The Sting (1973)

21 (2008)

Croupier (1998)

Let It Ride (1989)

The Cincinnati Kid (1965)

Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Hard Eight (1996)

Casino (1995)

The Gambler (1974)

The Hustler (1961)

Maverick (1994)

 


Board Member Basket of Spirits Raffle (Exclusive) $550

Benefits include: A month’s long raffle sales preceding and including the night of event, with your logo on the raffle tickets used at the event. In addition, microphone time announcing the winning  ticket at the WOW. (includes attendance for 2) Raffle tickets are $10 each, 4 for $25, 10 for $50

 


Craft Beer Pouring Sponsors (Exclusive) $550 Sold to Leading Logic

Benefits include:  Each Pouring Sponsor represents unique craft beers. You’ll get a table with premium positioning and beer to pour. A description of the beer is provided enabling you to discuss your beer like an expert. In-event recognition includes Full page advertisement in the keepsake Wine Journal, and table sign with your logo and message.  (Includes attendance for you and 2 Pouring Assistants.)

 


Wine Challenge Sponsors (one red, one white) (Exclusive) $600 SOLD to Gant Global

Benefits include:  A unique and entertaining way to meet every guest.  Pitting $50 bottles of wine against $5 bottles of wine. At each station, you pour guests a sample of  white or red wines.  Guests flex their wine appreciation skills by choosing which of their 2 choices is the more expensive wine.  Later, the winner of the challenge, and awarding the prize is announced.  In-event recognition includes Full page advertisement in the keepsake Wine Journal, and table sign with your logo and message.  (Includes attendance for you and 2 Pouring Assistants at your station)

 


WOW Tote Bag Sponsor, (Two One available) $500 SOLD to Harford Community College

Benefits include: Your logo on the custom tote bag, designed to include the evenings wine glass, bourbon glass, with extra room for your company’s literature. A take-home souvenir recalling a wonderful evening of lavish cuisine, fine wine and bourbon in a stunning setting. (includes attendance for 1).

 


 Music & Entertainment Sponsor (Exclusive), $400   SOLD to Battelle

Benefits include:  Company logo on all speakers, the option of choosing a portion of the evening’s music, and a special music dedication announced to all in attendance. Signage at DJ station. (Includes attendance for 1)

 Wine Glass Sponsors $400 ALL FIVE SOLD to: Cecil College, Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth, CIRE Business Solutions, APG FCU, Honovee

Benefits include: Corporate logo or company name etched into the evening’s wine glass joining other sponsors.  This take-home souvenir recalls a wonderful evening of lavish cuisine, fine wines, and smooth bourbons in a stunning setting. (Includes attendance for 1). Must purchase by August 10 to allow for printing.


 

 AlphaGraphics

Lavish Cuisine Sponsor (Exclusive) $250 Sold to SciTech Services Inc

Benefits include: Your logo, message on the poster signs at each station. (includes attendance for 1).

Advertise in Wine Journal, Full Page $200, 1/2 Page $150 (Ad free to all sponsorships $550 and greater) close by September 1

The WOW Journal describes all wines, craft beers, Scotch and bourbons poured and is a ‘take home reference.’  

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(Havre de Grace, MD) Northeastern Maryland Technology Council (NMTC), held its 12th annual Wine On the Water (WOW) wine tasting on September 4, 2019, from 5:30-8:30PM, and raised funds to support regional STEM education and STEM scholarships by entertaining guests with the latest in event technology – a mobile robot photographer and concierge taking and emailing photos while answering questions and polling wine drinkers on their favorite wine.

For the fourth year in a row, the NMTC WOW wine tasting was hosted at the stunning Seaplane Base at La Banque de Fleuve on the Susquehanna River in downtown Havre de Grace.  This facility has become the most popular place for weddings and large corporate events in northeastern MD.

With more than 200 registered guests, attendees included Mayor Bill Martin of Havre de Grace, members of the city council, senior leaders from Aberdeen Proving Ground, defense contracting executives, representatives from area technology companies, and other community leaders. All were feted with dozens of wines, many high-quality bourbons, a craft beer, and single malt scotch selections. When not sampling the many beverage selections, a continuous array of both German and French cuisine proved to be a fine compliment.  The 13th Annual WOW event is being set for September 16, 2020.


Grand PourSeptember 24, from 5-8PM at the historic Liriodendron Mansion, Bel Air MD, with Lavish cuisine catered by the Laurrapin Grille, over 120 people enjoyed 26 wines to sample.

The NMTC’s annual WOW! fundraiser for STEM education was a 3 hour event and a gathering of a wide cross-section of our community – Defense contractors, educators, business people, wine club enthusiasts, Aberdeen Proving Ground personnel  and too many more to mention. It was the organizations first venue of this scale and location; results and attendee comments verified it was a hugh success, and a must to repeat again next year.

Shown here is the featured pour of the evening, our Grand Pour of top wines (sponsored by Adams Communications, Engineering & Technology), expertly descibed and poured by Jim Bishop, owner Jim’s BottleWorks, being enjoyed by (L to R), Bridgette Johnson Harford County OED, Karen Holt Regional BRAC Manager CSSC, Jill McClune VP  Federal Contracts & Compliance at Avon Protection (and President, Army Alliance) and Wayne Holt Supervisor of Facilities, Cecil Co. Public Schools.

 

More than special thanks to our WOW committee members who worked for months to make this an enjoyable event: Melissa Kuzma (Chair)  Sue Manning, Jack Schammel, Randy Rippin, Ginny Walker, Claudine Adams, Donna Mendes and John Casner. 

 

Add to that the NMTC Board, who donated wine for the Board’s Wine Cellar Basket; this year with over $500 of wine. More to come on who won that basket.


Thanks to the following for sponsoring and also volunteering their time at the WOW.
GRAND POUR sponsor – Adams Communications & Engineering Technology (ACET)


WINE JOURNAL sponsor – Bravura, Inc.


PRINT & RAFFLE TICKET sponsor – Kuzma Technical Enterprises


POURING STATION sponsors
Balsamo, Stewart, Lutters & Ruth, PA
Cecil College
Freedom Federal Credit Union
Harford Community College
Offit Kurman, PA
RTR Technologies
Women In Defense
University Center


SOUVENIR GLASS sponsors
Bravura, Inc.
Gold Medal Physical Therapy
Palumbo Insurance
NMTC Connects You
Visit Harford


Lavish Cuisine sponsors
Hunton & Williams, LLP
Leading Logic
BRand 3 Design


ENTERTAINMENT sponsor
Martine, Music & More

 

The Grand Pour, World of Wine Selections (from Jim’s Bottle Works, Forest Hill):
Belle Gloss Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir, California
Bodega Norton Malbec  Reserva, Argentina
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon 40th Anniversary, California
Chateau de LesCours St. Emilion Grand Cru, France
Chateau St. Michelle Eroica Riesling, Washington
Cloudy Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Dry Creek The Mariner, California
Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay, California
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz, Australia
Stag’s Leap Petite Syrah, California

NMTC’s Wine Tasting Under The Tent; A ‘WOW’ Experience;
World of Wine, A Rare Experience To Sample Top 10 wines of the world
and assorted international wines and selected beer.

This annual and continuingly expanding event raises a significant amount of the funding required to support the STEM Forum; industry’s collaboration with APG’s STEM initiatives and the Forum’s signature STEM Night & Beyond program at 5 regional middle schools each year.

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Northeastern Maryland Technology Council
2021 Pulaski Hwy, Suite D, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-638-4466

John W. Casner, Executive Director
john.casner@nmtc.org

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