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FWA-LI: Wine & Chocolate Pairing
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FWA-LI: Wine & Chocolate Pairing


When: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: The Wine Special List
16 Split Rock Road
Syosset, New York  11791
United States

Phone: 212-533-2141

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FWA-LI: Wine & Chocolate Pairing


Come join the FWA Long Island Committee for a night of wine and chocolate pairing! This event pairs the incredible talents of sommeliers Roxanne Browning of Exotic Chocolate Tasting and Michael Friedwald of the Wine Special List. This is an exclusive event with a maximum capacity of 20 attendees, so please register as soon as possible!

Five takeaways for this event include the following:

  • Taste exclusive wines and chocolate selected by the sommeliers specifically for this event 
  • Learn about the origins of each of the sommelier’s businesses
  • Learn how to pair wine with chocolate
  • Network with FWA LI Committee members
  • Support local long island businesses!
We are raffling items from each of our sommeliers before and during this event! We have opened the raffle website prior to the event to allow for those that cannot attend to have a chance to win some great prizes as well. To view the prizes and buy raffle tickets visit or text fwaraffle to 52182
Buy a chance today!



Roxanne Browning photoRoxanne Browning

Earned a BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City that led to a career in the ad world on Madison Avenue.


In my small town of Northport, NY I wanted to bring positive changes to my community. As a two-term elected official allowed me to serve the people, which was both rewarding and a humbling experience.


Roxanne founded Exotic Chocolate Tasting, Inc. in 2010. This is a Certified WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and a Certified New York State Women-owned business. This original idea of chocolate paired with wine, showcases my knowledge and experience with guests while they enjoy their two favorite pleasures.


Michael Friedwald photoMichael Friedwald


As a sommelier at a NYC fine dining restaurant, I have had the pleasure of suggesting wines from one of the few 100 page Grand Award Winning wine lists in the world, a daunting task at times even to a trained expert.


My inspiration was to make buying the absolute highest quality wine at normal wine shop retail prices less daunting, simpler, and more educational. Our Special-List website allows you to choose from a small, manageable selection that will totally eliminate the risk of buying even one bottle that doesn’t deliver balance, complexity and a truly special wine drinking experience. 


For years, my goal as a sommelier was to move people away from the mainstream, brand-named wines that line shelves everywhere. With my new concept store and website that goal continues.


Event Schedule

7:00 - 9:00 pm Program


$65 FWA Members | $75 Non-Members |
Includes delicious wine & chocolate!



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Special thanks to Roxanne Browning & Michael Friedwald for sharing their incredible talents and wine/chocolate selections with our committee!

This event is organized by the FWA-Long Island Committee of the FWA of New York, Inc.


About the FWA
Established in 1956, the FWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization with a membership of approximately 1000 female and male professionals working in the financial services industry or who hold a financial position in another industry. The FWA has a long tradition of encouraging women to seek career opportunities in finance and business through mentorship and networking.

Reservations Required -- Bring Photo ID -- No Walk-Ins

 Reservations/Cancellations and payments are required by Tuesday, April 23, 2019.



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