Nectar from the Gods

President Jerry Hultin and over 100 NYU-Poly alumni and guests enjoyed the thrilling bouquet of wines from California’s Sonoma Valley at the first-ever wine tasting reception in Wunsch Hall courtesy of alumnus/vintner Jack Florence ’58ChE.

After a 25-year career as a successful chemical engineer, Florence started a vineyard that has become a family affair. A successful entrepreneur, one of Florence’s award-winning Zinfandels produced by Rosenblum Cellars was ranked third in Wine Spectators “Best Wines in the World” category in 2003. Florence asked five wineries—Shelton, Simi, Dashe, Rosenblum, and Rock Wall—that use his grapes, to donate the libation for the reception.