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Treasure the moment with Harbour Wines and Spirit

Published:Friday | February 5, 2016 | 2:00 AMCathy Risden
Paul Gunning enjoying the company of Renée Nathan (left) and Andrea Graham.
Natalie and Paul Andrade of Print House café enjoying a moment at the launch of Harbour Wines & Spirits.
Wine consultant Marilyn Bennett enjoys a glass of Vino with Bobby Chen.
Jacinth Byles (left) and Sandra Wright enjoy a girls' night out.
Don Wehby, group CEO of GraceKennedy, with (from left) Sharice Fernander, brand manager for Harbour Wines & Spirits; Shanique Ellington, sales and marketing executive at GraceKenndy; and Colette Morrison-Chen, sourcing manager.
Jordanne Jackson was cute as pie at the launch.
A hearty laugh shared among (from left) Lucinda Clarke, Owen Ellington, former commissioner of police, Frank James, and Don Wehby, CEO of the GraceKennedy group.
The ambassadorial circle with (from left) Argentinean ambassador, Ariel Fernandez; Chilean ambassador, Eduardo Javier Bonilla Menchaca; Janet Harris; Dominican ambassador, José Tomas Ares German; Martha Bonilli and Hugh Dunphy from Bonivar Gallery (seated) enjoying wine at the launch.
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Treasure the moment with Harbour Wines and Spirit

So much wine yet so little time! That was the prevailing mood at the launch of GraceKennedy's Harbour Wines & Spirits, held at the waterfront, downtown Kingston, on Tuesday night.

With wines from more than 12 countries and 27 brands, there was a whole lot to get through.

Guests, including diplomats, wine experts and wine lovers, made their way around the venue, sampling wines from distant regions such as New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Argentina and South Africa.

The Paulette Bellamy Ensemble provided background music on the windy but not-too-chilly night.

The formalities, expertly managed by wine consultant Marilyn Bennett, and Chris Reckord, were short and sweet, before performer Simone McFarlene took centrestage and had everyone captivated by her aerial acrobatics.

When you have an event that's hosted by the family of fine foods, you know it has to be good - and it was.

Succulent pork, tender chicken skewers, tantalising shrimp pasta, a variety of sweet treats and cheeses were on hand for perfect pairing with red, white or sparkling wine. It was a wonderful night and a promising launch of Harbour Wines & Spirits.

cathy.risden@gleanerjm.com