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Querciabella’s Vegan Delights Dinner

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, international entrepreneur and owner/chairman of the illustrious organic and biodynamic Tuscan wine estate, Querciabella, hosted the first edition of Querciabella’s Vegan Delights dinner series on January 28, 2016 at Exhibit C in NYC. The successful evening brought together thought leaders spanning various industries for a stimulating conversation regarding the intersection between veganism, environmentalism and business.

Joining together to set in motion a revolutionary discussion on the future of global business.

Cossia Castiglioni gathered like-minded friends, old and new – such as Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, Mitchell Davis; Co-Founder of REAL Responsible Eating and Living, Caryn Hartglass; Musician and Animal Rights Activist, Kirsti Gholson; Senior Vice President of ASPCA, Nancy Perry; Partner at New Crop Capital, Chris Kerr; and President of Farm Sanctuary, Gene Baur. Castiglioni also hosted key journalists, Robin D. Schatz of Forbes, Justin Worland of TIME, Jeffrey Kittay of New Food Economy, and Matthew Bishop of The Economist. All joined together to set in motion a revolutionary discussion on the future of global business.

As a steadfast advocate for the benefits of veganism on personal health, animal welfare and the environment, Cossia Castiglioni demonstrates his strong commitment through the sustainable practices implemented at his winery.

Since converting his estate to organic viticulture in 1998 then later integrating strict biodynamic practices in 2000, Cossia Castiglioni is proud to call Querciabella a 100% vegan and “cruelty-free” winery that charts the course of excellence in Chianti Classico.

9-Course Vegan Tasting Menu

The evening began with a welcome reception that included passed hors d’oeuvres and inventive cocktails, followed by a delightful 9-course tasting menu curated by Chef Daphne Cheng, known for her haute, plant-based cuisine. The elegant dinner was paired with wines from the award-winning Querciabella winery including: Batàr 2004, Mongrana 2012, Querciabella Chianti Classico 2010 and Camartina 2004 – in addition to Clos du Bourg Première Trie Vouvray Moelleux 2002.