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Wine & War

March 28, 2024

JOIN US FOR A NIGHT TO REMEMBER | TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Set for March 28, 2024, the next event in our Wine & War series will center on Vietnam, allowing attendees a chance to uniquely taste the culture and share in an intimate Q&A experience with Vietnam War Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis.

The legacy of the Vietnam War remains deeply ingrained in the collective memory of those who lived through it in the jungles, rice paddies, and on the home front through television screens. For younger generations, the Academy Award winning film–Forrest Gump–served as an introduction to the War and the cultural complexities of the era. Released in 1994, the film celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and unbeknownst to many, Sammy’s heroic actions in Vietnam were loosely used as the basis for Forrest’s Medal of Honor awarded actions in the film. Come hear Sammy tell the real story over Vietnamese inspired cuisine and wine.

Building on our inaugural event experience in July 2023 to bring you a special taste of Vietnam, the night will include a wine and chocolate pairing led by a Wine expert prior to cocktail hour, dinner, and program. This pairing will feature several bars hand-selected from the award-winning Vietnamese-based chocolatier, Maison Marou, and wine from the Vietnamese-founded winery, RD Winery

Our inaugural Wine & War event in 2023 sold out. Secure your place at this highly-anticipated event today.

Date/Time

Thursday, March 28th, 2024
Start Time: 5:00pm
Duration: 4hrs

Location

National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Schedule

5PM – 6PM
Chocolate and Wine Pairing

6PM- 7PM
Cocktail Hour

7PM-9PM
Dinner and Program

GIVE THE GIFT OF A WINE & WAR EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Experiences always seem to trump possessions, and time is arguably one of the most valuable gifts we can give. We’re excited to share the next event in our Wine & War series with ll focus on Vietnam and is set for March 28, 2024. Rather than gifting “things” this holiday season, consider sharing your valued time with a loved one on this highly-anticipated night.

This holiday season, we’re excited to offer a limited early and exclusive gift set to our Wine & War | Vietnam event for those searching for a unique gift to give. Only 5 pairs of tickets are available with this special offer which comes with a sneak peek of what the night will include.

Building on this past July’s experience to bring you a special taste of Vietnam, the night will include a wine and chocolate pairing led by a Wine Expert prior to cocktail hour, dinner, and program. Our early and exclusive gift set will allow you to savor the first taste.

Each pair of tickets is $500 and includes event admission (plus the chocolate and wine pairing), a sleeve of chocolates from the award-winning Vietnamese chocolatier we have hand-selected, and a bottle of wine from the Vietnamese-founded winery supplying the evening’s wine selection.

Date/Time

Thursday, March 28th, 2024
Start Time: 5:00pm
Duration: 4hrs

Location

National Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Schedule

5PM – 6PM
Chocolate and Wine Pairing

6PM- 7PM
Cocktail Hour

7PM-9PM
Dinner and Program

Program Features

Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Davis

Did you know 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the movie Forrest Gump which loosely used Sammy’s heroic actions in Vietnam as the basis for Forrest’s Medal of Honor awarded actions in the film?

A Special Performance by Ladies for Liberty

This unique musical group is known for its Andrews Sister style renditions of 1940s, WWII, 1950s Korean War Era, and 1960s Vietnam War Era music.

wine and chocolate paring with Lisa Hanger

Lisa Hanger, Ph.D., DipWSET (Merit) educational background includes a Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology with a research focus on taste perceptio. After 4 years of intensive study, exams, and blind tastings through London-based Wine and Spirits Education Trust, she completed the Diploma of Wine with Merit (top 6% in the world) in 2021. She is among only 11,000 others around the world who hold this prestigious wine credential.