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MY WINE GUIDE (made simple) – The reference book for vinophiles and vinophobes alike. Have you ever wandered into the wine store and felt overwhelmed with the array of options? Or have you been too intimidated to order a bottle of wine with dinner at that fancy restaurant? Maybe you just love wine and want to increase your basic knowledge? Fear the grape no more! My Wine Guide (made simple) will give you the tools you need to make an informed decision every time. This guide will help you every step of the way from choosing the right bottle opener, understanding regions and labels, as well as pairing suggestions based on variety and flavor profiles.
About the Author:
Gérard Saint-Cyr is originally from Montreal and speaks fluent English and French, is conversational in Spanish and has working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia. and began his career in flavors and fragrances in Montreal and Toronto. Since his late teens, he has been intrigued with wine. He harvested grapes in Switzerland and visited vineyards where he tasted wines in numerous other European countries, Asia, Canada, Australia and the United States. After several years abroad he moved to the United States where he studied and taught wine theory and worked for a time as an independent wine broker. He holds four wine certificates from the United States and Switzerland. Mr. St-Cyr is currently a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley offering high net worth clients tailored and comprehensive financial strategies
The Justin Veatch Fund is a non-profit, 501(c)3, organization created by the Veatch family following the death of 17 year old Justin Veatch from an accidental drug overdose in 2008.
The Justin Veatch Fund recognizes the teaching of music and art is a critical component of a child’s education. The mission of The Fund is to award annual music scholarships and provide young artists opportunities to collaborate with and be challenged by a network of like-minded peers and professionals. Events sponsored by The Fund include open mic nights, music workshops and an annual concert which allows the most talented of Fund participants to open for a headline artist.
Our parallel mission is to advise teens and young adults about the perils of substance abuse.
Dancing Classrooms, which inspired the award-winning documentary, “Mad Hot Ballroom,” brings ballroom dancing into public elementary and middle schools as an effective social and emotional learning (SEL) program. This program teaches children how to connect and partner with others and, in doing so, enhances their self-awareness, self-confidence and self-esteem to help them succeed in life. More than 200 schools in New York City offer our program. We have 31 sites across the country and globally that offer the Dancing Classrooms program. Nearly 50,000 children a year go through this 10-week, in-school program. Our goal, with additional funding, is to deliver this program to 100,000 children a year by 2020.
Pierre Dulaine, founder of Dancing Classrooms and a former ballroom champion, was featured in a more recent documentary, “Dancing in Jaffa,” about his efforts to bring Israeli Jewish and Muslim children together for the first time through ballroom dancing. There is a petition circulating to nominate him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his “dance not war” approach to creating more peaceful relationships between children.