Martha Stewart Wine Co. and the Humane Society of the United States are joining for a virtual wine tasting event on May 26, 2021, featuring carefully selected vintages while highlighting the Humane Society of the United States’  animal rescue and response work. The one-hour event starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 5:00 p.m. PDT will be led by the ultimate lifestyle expert, Martha Stewart. Ferdinando Mucerino, one of the world’s top vegan wine sommeliers, with special guest Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, will also join in the discussion.   

“What an honor to spend an evening with the always informative, insightful and elegant Martha Stewart,” said Block. “Martha has decorated, stitched and sewn her way into so many lives as a trailblazer for women, an accomplished business pioneer and the authority on dinner party décor. She’s also a passionate animal advocate, devoted pet owner and, of course, has excellent taste in wine!” 

“I’m delighted to host a virtual wine tasting event in partnership with Martha Stewart Wine Co. and the Humane Society of the United States. During these distanced times, it will be a pleasure to connect with attendees across the country from the comfort of their own homes,” said Martha Stewart. “A Taste of Rescue will be fun and informative, as well as raise vital funds to support the organization’s work to protect animals.”

Martha Stewart will lead an informative discussion on wine selection, as well as provide entertaining and serving tips for every occasion with the help of Ferdinando Mucerino and Kitty Block. The wines will be shipped directly to participants’ homes and they will receive a link to join the event in advance. Following the tasting portion, Block, Stewart and Mucerino will lead a spirited question and answer session with attendees. 

"As a vegan sommelier, I couldn’t be more delighted to be involved in this event with the Humane Society of the United States and to introduce our guests to the three featured bottles we chose for this upcoming tasting,” said Mucerino, resident sommelier at Martha Stewart Wine Co. “Each of these wines - two reds and one white - are thoughtfully grown, give reverence to their terroir and will make fantastic additions to the dinner table this summer.”

Donations made during the wine tasting will support the work of the Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue and Response team. This team responds to cruelty cases and when disaster strikes around the world. The team’s veterinarians and field responders deploy and collaborate with local, regional, national and international organizations in providing rescue, relief and evacuation for animals. They also partner with local groups and governments to facilitate future disaster preparedness and planning that accommodates animals in affected communities.

The virtual event is produced by Wine Insiders in partnership with Martha Stewart Wine Co. and sponsored by Bissell Pet Foundation and Martha Stewart CBD for pets. For more information about the event and to register visit   

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