Pro Player Insiders Teams Up with Elite Nation Entertainment for
Taste of the Best Wine Extravaganza
Event kicksoff Super Bowl week with prominent sports and entertainment guests

(Weehawken, NJ) – Pro Player Insiders announced today its official media partnership with Elite Nation Entertainment for the Taste of the Best Wine Extravaganza. This exclusive vintage wine tasting affair will be held during Super Bowl week on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the elegant Chart House Restaurant located at 1700 Harbor Blvd. in Weehawken, New Jersey.

The affair will showcase an evening of entertainment featuring jazz bassist Bob Cranshaw, celebrity DJ Quiana, members of the NFL All-star Choir, celebrity sports and entertainment appearances, and a silent auction. Confirmed celebrity guests include Vincent Pastore (Sopranos), John Starks (New York Knicks), Joe Klecko (NFL), Chris Dolman (Hall of Famer), Kathie Wakile (Housewives of NJ), Alisa Maria (TV personality), Sam Bass (official NASCAR artist), Chef Plum (Food Network), and Cliff Robinson (NBA legend). Pro Player Insiders will be on the red carpet conducting interviews with special guests and attendees.

“We are excited to team up with Elite Nation Entertainment for this VIP wine extravaganza during Super Bowl week,” said Melissa Mahler, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Player Insiders. “The event will also help raise funds for HFCF and we are very proud to be a part of such a great cause.”

This event is truly any wine connoisseur’s calling. The wine and spirit tastings introduced by the event host Wine Academy Superstores features offerings from Dom Pèrignon, Numanthia, Joseph Phelps and other top-notch purveyors.

VIP admission begins at 6 p.m. and includes meetings and autographs with sports dignitaries, access to the VIP lounge, and a luxury gift bag. Reidel will provide a presentation on fine china and there will be an infused cigar station and pairings with spirits. Chef Plum will also serve a special dish for VIP guests. Each VIP ticket holder will receive a vintage bottle of Dom Pèrignon champagne.

General admission events begin at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and drinks, multiple wine stations, a carving station, and a gift bag. The silent auction features sports memorabilia provided by Steiner’s Sports, a trip to Dominican Republic, vintage wine, a collectible fashion piece from Alisa Maria leather, fur, and diamond collection and a Sam Bass custom painted guitar signed by NFL guests.

General admission is $350 and VIP admission is $700. The event benefits HFCF, a nonprofit that will receive a portion of ticket proceeds, and 100 percent of the proceeds from the silent auction. To register: Log on to For more information about the event, contact 732-979-2252 or

About Pro Player Insiders:
Pro Player Insiders offers a peek into player’s personal lives and what matters to them, on and off the football field with news, analysis, interviews, coverage of community events and featured contributions from current and former NFL players and their families. Pro Player Insiders works closely with the NFL Players Inc. as an official licensed partner, which provides exclusive access directly to the players and special events. For over 10 years, co-founder Melissa Mahler has led companies and advised other CEO’s and community leaders in matters of communications, strategy, media and government relations, community partnerships and crisis management. She is an innovative thinker, former news anchor and an award-winning journalist. Pro Players Insiders is the true voice of the players. For more information visit: on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter @PlayerInsiders.

About Elite Nation Entertainment:
Elite Nation Entertainment is an event-planning company based in the heart of Piscataway, NJ specializing in Wine Tastings, Dinner Parties, Special Occasions, Corporate, Charity & Community Events, Weddings and Showcases. The Chief Executive Officer of ENE, Dennis Bulluck is not only a highly esteemed wine buyer and connoisseur in the New Jersey and Tri-State area; he is also a born and raised New Jersey native. For over twenty years, Dennis has brought to the entire region an extravagant; yet intimate tasting experience of both fine wines and quality spirits. Dennis understands that on Sunday, Feb 2nd, the MetLife Stadium is hosting an incredible sporting event. It is in his mission to pair both New Jersey natives and visiting guests with a luxe wine tasting experience to kick off this special sporting event weekend.

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