The Hispanic Society of America has selected Cuatro Rayas Verdejo as the white wine to be served at its Annual Gala festivities in New York. Valladolid, July 20, 2010. This year, the Hispanic Society of America will hold its Annual Gala on October 5, 2010 in the magical setting of New York City at 583 Park Avenue. The Gala Dinner will bring together more than 300 select guests and promises to be one of the most memorable celebrations in its history.
Each year honors distinct personalities from the world of Hispanic arts and culture. This year‘s honorees are Javier Godo, Earl of Godo and owner of the La Vanguardia newspaper, Eduardo Sanchez Junco of the Vallelongo Foundation and Hola magazine, and Mexico‘s Juan Antonio Perez Simon of the JAPS Foundation. The Hispanic Society was founded in 1904 and encompasses a museum and a research library for Spanish arts and cultures. Among the jewels of its collection is Goya‘s Dutchess of Alba (1797), works of Velasquez, Murillo, and Zubaran, and an impressive gallery dedicated to Joaquin Sorolla housing his grand paintings commissioned by the Society. In addition, the library contains more than 15,000 books published before 1700 and more than 200,000 manuscripts from the 11th to the 20th centuries, making it the most significant collection outside of Spain.