Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 14th Annual Wine Tasting Held

Annual Wine Tasting- Business Networking Events in Maryland

(l:r) Anita Anderson, Maryland Leadership Workshops; Brittany Hilton, Hughes Network Systems, LLC – An EchoStar Company; & Gizelle Petit, Sandy Spring Bank, enjoy wine and small bites at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber 14th Annual Wine Tasting held at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg.
(photo compliments of Laura Rowles, GGCC Director of Marketing)

Gaithersburg /Germantown, MD (May 16, 2017) – The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) held its 14th Annual Wine Tasting on Thursday, May 11 at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Over 100 area business leaders were in attendance.

The Chamber’s wine tasting affords business professionals the opportunity to meet, network and share ideas over wine. The wines are paired with small bites from five GGCC Members and good conversation. It is a great opportunity to “WINE” down after work and allows guests to network & enjoy some great camaraderie with like-minded small businesses.

“This is always a great event. We get to showcase the beautiful Kentlands Mansion, as well as several of our excellent restaurants. And of course there’s the wine. Pinky always does a great job with the pairing,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President.

The event sponsors included: The City of Gaithersburg, Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape, The Melting Pot Gaithersburg, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Tommy Joe’s Kentlands, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, and Asia Nine and Special Event Sponsor’s Bargain Movers, Roy Rogers & Crown Trophy.

This year’s wine tasting featured a guided wine tasting tutorial of five featured wines compliments of Pinky & Pepe of Pinky and Pepe’s Grape Escape. Guests were excited for the opportunity to have a conversation with Wine Sommelier Nick Materese of Siema Wines. Materese specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairings

The wine was paired with food from Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Tommy Joe’s Kentlands, and Asia Nine. Bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes and fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served compliments of the Melting Pot Gaithersburg.

DrinkMore Water provided bottle water and rinse stations.

The City of Gaithersburg donated the use of the Kentlands Mansion to the GGCC for the evening.

The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.

The GGCC is located at 910 Clopper Road, Suite 205N, Gaithersburg, MD. To learn more about the GGCC visit us at

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