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Smith & Wollensky Celebrates Wine & Wisdom During 53rd National Wine Week

Smith & Wollensky Celebrates Wine & Wisdom During 53rd National Wine Week

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Proceeds to Benefit Keep Memory Alive and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo
Center for Brain Health

BOSTON (Aug. 7, 2013)The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group (SWRG) announces its 53rd National Wine Week Sept. 16-20. Guests can expand their palates by sampling 10 international and domestic wines for $20 at participating locations. During the celebrated event, SWRG will be pouring out its support by donating a portion of proceeds to Keep Memory Alive and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

“We take pride in cultivating memorable experiences for our guests and strive to make a meaningful impact where we can,” said Michael Feighery, president of SWRG. “We’re honored to utilize this highly anticipated event as an opportunity to donate proceeds from the ‘Catch an Early Flight’ and Wine Week promotion to raise awareness for brain health while supporting the millions of Americans affected by neurodegenerative diseases.”

Those who can’t wait for Wine Week may participate in the “Catch an Early Flight” promotion beginning Aug. 6. Guests may sample premium wines, a preview of three wine offerings, for $20 at all nine locations. A percentage of proceeds from “Catch an Early Flight” benefit Keeping Memory Alive through September.

Wine Week is all about discovering some of the best wines in the world at a price that’s not intimidating. Each day a different theme will focus around the wines poured during lunch from Wine Week partners Ferrari-Carano, Gérard Bertrand, Jordan, Vibrant Rioja Spain and Wines of South Africa. Themed days include:

  • Monday, Sept. 16: Hospitality Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17: Rioja Day
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18: New Vino Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 19: South Africa Day
  • Friday, Sept. 20: Undiscovered Gems Day

Keep Memory Alive is committed to improving the lives of patients and their families as they navigate the extraordinary challenges of brain disorders. Donations to the organization support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which treats patients with neurological disorders.

“The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers a unique model of integrated care and research, including an exceptional caregiver program and an extensive clinical trial program,” said Larry Ruvo, co-founder and chairman for Keep Memory Alive. “With help from partners like Smith & Wollensky on the front line as we fight Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as frontotemporal dementia and multiple sclerosis, together we will find cures for these mind-robbing diseases.”

To learn more about the 53rd National Wine Week, visit and view each location’s wine list and tasting menu in a downloadable PDF format.

The New York City location, which is owned and operated by the Fourth Wall Restaurant Group, will also celebrate National Wine Week Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, and will not be participating in the same promotional offers as the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group.

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning treatment of cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit

About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit

About Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group
Since its establishment in 1977 as America’s premier fine dining steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand cut on-premise daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston and owns and operates nine iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in Miami Beach; Chicago; Las Vegas; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; Houston; and two restaurants in Boston. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. Smith & Wollensky has received numerous local and national awards, including the “Grand Award of Excellence” from WINE SPECTATOR® and the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Follow Smith & Wollensky on Twitter at