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April 14, 2011 17:07 ET

Cutter's Cigar Bar to Host Wine & Cigar Tasting on April 21st

Downtown Charlotte Hotel's Popular Cigar Bar Offers Renwood Wines and Jose Oliva Cigars

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Cutter's Cigar Bar at the downtown Charlotte Marriott City Center Hotel -- named one of the "Top 50 Cigar Bars in the US" by Cigar Aficionado -- will be hosting a wine and cigar tasting on Thursday April 21, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The tasting will pair three wines from Renwood Winery with Jose Oliva Cigars.

The wines featured will be Renwood Winery's Cranky Old Vine Zinfandel, Fiddletown Zinfandel, and Old Vine Zinfandel. The rich, bold reds will be the perfect complement to the Jose Olivia cigars.

Oliva Cigar Company will feature two cigars from their critically acclaimed portfolio of brands. Attendees will sample the light and delicate Oliva Connecticut Robusto and the rich, complex and spicy Oliva V Double Robusto which received 94 points from Cigar Aficionado magazine. Representatives of Oliva Cigars, Tinder Box, and Renwood Winery will be on hand to lead attendees through the wine and cigar pairings.

The Renwood Winery and Jose Oliva Cigar tasting is a great value at just $20 per person. Included are the featured wines, a two pack of Jose Oliva cigars, along with Cutter's signature hors d' oeuvres. To book a reservation call: 704-333-9000.

Cutter's Cigar Bar is one of the last remaining smoking bars in Charlotte featuring authentic, legal, pre-Castro Cuban cigars and over 35 selections of scotches. Sporting the best in libations and conversations, the Charlotte hotel's popular bar is the perfect setting for after-work gatherings, a romantic rendezvous or the ideal beginning of a night on the town. Matching the stunning cigar and fine spirit selection is the equally impressive eclectic food menu, stylish décor, and world-class service, making this the ultimate, all-encompassing bar experience.

About the Charlotte Marriott City Center
Situated in the heart of downtown Charlotte, NC, the Charlotte Marriott City Center hotel recently completed a $10 million renovation. Guests can enjoy spacious rooms with 37" LCD TVs and new Marriott signature bedding as well as completely overhauled wired and wireless Internet. The uptown Charlotte hotel's restaurants and cocktail outlets include fine dining at Savannah Red Restaurant and Wine Bar, spirits and smoking at Cutter's Cigar Bar, a fun and relaxed atmosphere at Champion's Sports Bar & Restaurant, as well as the new Rooftop Garden. Other facilities include a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and whirlpool. For additional information, visit www.MarriottCityCenter.com or call 704-333-9000.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is Marriott International's original and most widely distributed brand, with 500 hotels and resorts in 60 countries. Marriott continues to inspire a balanced life on the road for discerning and high-achieving business and leisure travelers, offering warm, professional service; sophisticated yet functional guest room design; lobby spaces that facilitate working, dining and socializing; restaurants and bars serving international cuisine prepared simply and from the freshest ingredients; meeting and event spaces and services that are gold standard; and expansive, 24-hour fitness facilities. All Marriott hotels participate in the award winning Marriott Rewards frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information visit www.meetthedriven.com, or follow us on Twitter, at www.twitter.com/marriotthotels.

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