April 12, 2024

Episode #616 – Uncorked on Broadway With Ferdinando Mucerino

It’s a wine-themed benefit like no other, so who better to walk us through it than Italian-born Sommelier Ferdinando Mucerino; a true original. Named 2019 Best Wine Director by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Ferdinando could make watching paint peel a really great time.

So imagine being one of the hosts of this virtual superstar-studded benefit for Teen Cancer America. Ferdinando will walk participants through a world-class tasting integrated into a Broadway production like no other!

Teen Cancer America, the national non-profit founded by The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, is partnering with Wine Insiders to host “Uncorked with Broadway,” a virtual wine tasting and music showcase on Friday, May 21. Benefitting TCA’s mission to support teens and young adults with cancer, the live video event will feature appearances and performances by more than a dozen of Broadway’s biggest stars, along with top sommeliers presenting four wines that are currently available for order.

Purchase of one of the wine package options includes registration for Uncorked with Broadway, which begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on May 21. All wines are specially discounted and proceeds from the event go directly to Teen Cancer America. 

Performers scheduled to participate include Tony Award winners Alfie Boe (La bohème), Laura Benanti (Gypsy), Michael Cerveris (Assassins) and Christian Hoff (Jersey Boys), Tony nominees Laura Dreyfuss (Dear Evan Hansen), Megan Hilty (Noises Off), Danny Burstein (Moulin Rouge!) and Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages), and Broadway veterans Elaine Paige (Follies), Erich Bergen (Waitress), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin), Donnie Kehr (The Who’s Tommy), Telly Leung (Aladdin) and others.
Boe, a longtime friend and supporter of TCA, became an official ambassador for the charity earlier this year. Best known for his performances in Les Misérables, La bohème and Finding Neverland on Broadway and London’s West End, the British tenor connected with Pete Townshend in 2017 when he performed with Billy Idol as part of Townshend’s “Classic Quadrophenia” tour series, featuring orchestral productions of The Who’s iconic rock opera.

but even if you can’t make the benefit, listening to Ferdinando’s performance on Grape Encounters is a guaranteed delight. The conversation goes far beyond the fundraiser; showcasing Ferdinando’s insights about wine drinking in America and the rest of the world. His Italian charm is so contagious every sentence is a pure delight! Tune into the show and definitely get your wine and ticket to UNCORKED WITH BROADWAY! For more information or to sign-up, visit www.explore.wineinsiders.com.

This edition of Grape Encounters is brought to you by Total Wine & More, where you can get 12 awesome wines hand-picked by Total Wine’s friendly experts. You’ll receive 2 wines that wow per month, all for a one time fee as low as $59! Best of all, you get to mix and match real gems… Red, white, rosé and sparkling, too. Pick a plan that’s just right for you!

Click here and we’ll take you to the Membership page at TotalWine.com. While you’re there, spend a little time checking out their mind-boggling selection of more than 8000 wines and an equally impressive selection of beer and spirits, too!

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