Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Washington, D.C. - The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) is hosting a special event on August 22, 2021 that will feature a seaside outdoor Armenian wine tasting. The Assembly is partnering with Storica Wines, a U.S.-based Armenian wine import company co-founded by Zack Armen, who will be present to share his insights on the Armenian wine industry. Storica's Head of Wine, Ara Sarkissian, who is a certified wine educator and teacher at Boston University's Wine School, will lead the tasting. "The US is the world's largest wine market, and as such Storica's focus is to build up the category of the fine wines of Armenia in this market, in order to help ensure continuity and growth for the nascent wine industry in Armenia," said Sarkissian. The outdoor tented seaside garden celebration will begin with cocktails and appetizers at 4:00 p.m., followed by a wine tasting led by Storica, and a casual summer dinner. "We look forward to welcoming New England Assembly member advocates and young professionals to the event, where we will update guests on the Assembly's advocacy efforts for the people of Armenia and Artsakh," said Assembly Development Director Mary Jo Bazarian Murray. "We are also glad to introduce Armenian American business efforts to support and promote agribusiness and the wine industry in Armenia." Tickets can be purchased here. For non-members, 2022 Assembly membership is included with the event ticket. For any questions, please email Mary Jo.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.