Magnifico Giornata launched their new sparkling wine infused Essence Collection with a party this past Wednesday at the Beaumarchais in the Meatpacking district. The event was hosted by VH1’s Carrie Keagan, a partner in the brand. Each of the essences were available for tasting, including Ginger Pêche, Lavender Honey and Grapefruit Blanc. Each bottle of Magnifico Giornata, or “magnificent day,” is packaged in a luxurious gold bottle with a designer tag.
In addition to hors d’oeuvres passed around, there was also a pairing table arranged so that guests could pair small bites created specially to compliment each of the essences. These included Endive Leaf With Goat Cheese (to drink with Lavender Honey), Fried Vegetable Spring Roll (to drink with Ginger Peche), and a Tuna Tartar (to drink with Grapefruit Blanc).
Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed music by New York DJ Jeffrey Tonnesen as well as performances by burlesque troop Nuit Blanche. At the end of the night, guests received complimentary gift bags containing two bottles of Magnifico Giornata, two glasses, and a box of decadent truffles to take home.
Which one to try? I would say I enjoyed the Ginger Peche most.
The event marked the official launch of Magnifico Giornata in the Greater New York Area. The collection will be available at a suggested retail price of $24.99 a bottle in finer liquor stores and lounges throughout the city, and will roll-out to other key markets in the US later this year.