Events in 2015

45th Annual 100 Black Women Coalition on June 24, 2015 at Harlem Hospital Pavilion.

Canei was honored to sponsor The National Coalition of One Hundred Black Women’s cocktail reception and networking event held on Wednesday, June 24 at The Vertis Hayes Gallery at Harlem Hospital Center. The Coalition advocates on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and promote economic empowerment.

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Wellhofer Wilinski Scholarship at Oak Tree Lodge – June 24, 2015

Black Hawk Imports was pleased to participate in the 48th annual New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association’s Wellhofer Wilinski Scholarship Picnic at Oak Tree Lodge. The money raised from the event helped finance two scholarships which are awarded to families who are members of the NJLBA. A fun event for a great cause!

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Quake House & Friends  Father’s Day Comedy show – June 21, 2015 – Sponsored by Canei

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Laffaholics Comedy Competition Finals – June 9, 2015 – Sponsored by Canei

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Canei Supports King of Kings Foundation – June 6, 2015

Canei was proud to participate in the black tie King of Kings Gala held June 6, 2015 at the Floral Terrace in Floral Park, NY. The annual King of Kings gala raises funds to support youth programming for local communities by conducting facilitated workshops in a classroom setting that brings attention to various issues effecting those communities. Their goal: to build stronger, safer and closer communities.

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Book signing with Karrine Steffans – June 2, 2015 – Sponsored by Black Hawk Imports

New York Debut – Vindicated by Karrine Steffans

Noted New York Times best-selling author Karrine Steffans recently debuted her 7th book, Vindicated at a launch party at Toshi’s Living Room in Manhattan. The event, hosted by wine and spirits purveyor, Black Hawk Imports, was attended by the press, community leaders and fans.

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BCA Global’s 11th Annual Global Food & Wine Event, Friday, May 1, 2015

Building a broader platform for diversity in the culinary and hospitality industries is the spirit behind BCA Global’s 11th Annual Global Food & Wine Event. Each year The Vision in Wine Award recognizes wine and spirits professionals who have demonstrated a dedication to building awareness and appreciation among people of color for the culture of wine through exposure and education.

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This year, the BCA Global Vision in Wine Award was presented to Reginald Idlett, a 30 year wine and spirits professional. “The culinary and food service industry is the most important industry on the planet. I am proud to be connected to it through the hospitality component as a purveyor of fine wines and spirits,” said Reginald of Black Hawk Imports

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Culinary Delights, April 13, 2015

Hosted by the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, Black Hawk Imports was proud to participate in this annual prestigious event at the Glen Cove Mansion. With over 50 restauranteurs, wine shops, importers and members of the Chamber of Commerce in attendance, the walk around tasting was attended by approximately 300 consumers whose entrance fee is used to fund a scholarship for a local student. Savory delights included a delicious Chicken Francis from Antonette’s and a sumptuous selection of Peruvian indulgences from Restaurant T which paired beautifully with the Black Hawk Imports wine and spirits selections.

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Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), April 12-15, 2015

WSWA is the largest meeting of wine and spirits wholesalers in America. Held annually, this year the meeting was held in Orlando, Florida. Black Hawk Imports, a Silver Associate Member of WSWA, was privileged to participate in this esteemed event. Showcased wines and spirits from the Black Hawk Imports unique portfolio included Canei which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year in the US market and Gorgeous Vodka, 100% Gluten Free potato Vodka from Montana.

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Gorgeous Vodka Ad for Gold Medal 2015 (2)

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