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Wine and Wishes

Wine and Wishes 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 6:00-8:30 p.m.
At City Winery Boston


Tickets are $110 per person.

Wine and Wishes 2018

• 2018 marks our sixth annual wine and whiskey tasting event for Boston-area professionals. 
• Enjoy fine wine, whiskey, bourbon, and cider tastings from the best local and national distillers and wine makers. 
• NEW this year, sample craft beer from the best of Boston’s local brewery scene!
• Featuring food pairings, lively auctions and raffle, a taste of the Make-A-Wish mission, and more.

For details on sponsorship opportunities and information on becoming a Wine and Wishes Tasting Partner, contact Tamara Portman at or 617.367.9474.

Check out photos below from past Wine and Wishes events!

  • More than 20 tasting partners offered tastings of fine wine, whiskey, and other beverages.

  • Over 300 guests enjoyed a mission-based program as well as live and silent auctions, a wine pull, bidding to help fund a wish through the Wish Wall, and a raffle.

  • The 2017 Wine and Wishes Committee with wish recipient Grace and her brother Matthew.

  • Wine and Wishes 2017

  • Wine and Wishes 2017

  • Wine and Wishes 2017

  • Wine and Wishes 2017

  • Wine and Wishes 2016

  • Wine and Wishes 2016

  • Wine and Wishes 2016

  • Frank Mancini, Esq., President and CEO of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA), Presenting Sponsor of Wine and Wishes along with Trusted Choice and the Young Agents Committee of MAIA, and his wife Anna Maria Mancini

  • Wish family participants with special guest Matt Light, former New England Patriots player, and emcee Vanessa Welch from Fox25 News

  • Wine and Wishes 2016

Special Guests

We are thrilled to welcome the following special guests to Wine and Wishes 2018!

Co-Emcee and Auctioneer:
Tom Caron, NESN Sportscaster

Vanessa Welch, Boston 25 News Anchor

Co-emcees Tom Caron and Vanessa Welch

Wine and Wishes Sponsors

We are very grateful to our generous event sponsors for making Wine and Wishes 2018 possible.


Bain Capital

Trusted Choice / Young Agents Committee of Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA)

Wish Star Sponsor

Boston Bruins Foundation

Wish Partner Sponsors

Anonymous, on behalf of Wine & Wishes Committee 

Ecker Construction, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Zipcar

Wish Friend Sponsors

C4 Analytics
Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
First Republic Bank 
Harvard BioTech Club 
Howard and Linda Grossman Charitable Trust
John Hancock Investments (EAR Committee)
LPL Financial 
The Fallon Company 
The 2018 Wine and Wishes Committee

Wish Contributor Sponsors
Residential Mortgage Services, Inc.

In-Kind Partners

Back Stage Photobooth | Minuteman Press

Tasting Partners

Wine and Wishes will feature the following Tasting Partners:

Wine and Wishes Tasting Partners

Wine and Wishes Committee

Thank you to the members of our planning committee!

Paul Grossman, CBRE
Committee Chair

Kaitlyn Acciari, Boston Bruins
Katherine Adams, Catalant
Sarah Bartlett-Cahill, Bain Capital
Megan Berninger, Boston Red Sox
Colin Dowd, Brown Brothers Harriman
Natalie Ecker, DTCC
Christopher Eppich, Atlantic Planning Group LLC
Amanda Farrer, Landmark School
Ben Farrer, The Fallon Company
Dan Findley, The Andover Companies
Julia Flanigan, Catalant
Vanessa Gailius, Bain & Company
David Goodrich, Residential Mortgage Services, Inc. 
Amy Lussier, Fuze
Angie Malerba Werry, Catalant
Lauren McCarthy, Energi
Megan McCarthy, eServices Co.
Sandra Montemayor, BBVA Compass Brokerage
Pete Neal, John Hancock Investments
Kristen Paglia, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Kimberly Pedrotty, Accent Technologies
Diana Perry, Linear Retail
Lara Robertson, Boston Light Source
Stuart Robertson, Cloud Technology Partners, A Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Kendra Snow, TESARO, Inc.

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island
One Bulfinch Place, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 367-9474
Back Line (617) 367-0739
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, West Springfield Office
181 Park Avenue
Suite 12
West Springfield, MA 01089
(413) 733-9474

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Providence Office
20 Hemingway Drive
East Providence, RI 02915
(401) 781-9474