52nd National Wine Week in Baltimore is "A Toast to Ray Lewis"
March 8, 2013- The City of Baltimore will be celebrating the 52nd Annual National Wine Week March 11-15 with the rest of the country. Charm City a nickname for Baltimore is also "Champ City" home to Super Bowl XLVll Champion Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco was named Super Bowl MVP but the Ravens drive to be champions was led by legendary linebacker Ray Lewis who played in his last NFL game with the 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
During the 52nd Annual National Wine Week Ravens fans can visit one of their favorite restaurants and lift a champagne or wine glass and make a special toast to Ray Lewis and the Ravens.
National Wine Week was created by Smith & Wollensky the posh steakhouse chain. Their corporate headquarters is based in financial section of Boston, MA.
The Ravens defeated the New England Patriots this past January 28-13 in the AFC Championship game to advance to Super Bowl XLVll.
Derrick E. Vaughan the founder of The Wine'tastic Mile of Baltimore says, " I hope the City of Baltimore embraces National Wine Week. It will be chance for our residents to show the rest of the country our love of wine, and also continue our Super Bowl victory celebration. It's a toast to Ray Lewis and his spectacular 17-year career.
Vaughan continues, "It's the 52nd Annual National Wine Week and with Ray wearing the #52 it makes the celebration of the wine culture and Ray a little more special".
Today March 8, 2013 is the 42nd Anniversary of Ali vs. Frazier-1. It was the first fight of three between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Frazier defeated Ali with a 15-round unanimous decision.
Bert Sugar the acclaimed boxing historian once said that the American heavyweight champion plays linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. Sugar passed away on March 25, 2012. He was 75.
Lewis has been called by many "The Greatest Linebacker Ever" and Ali is simply known as "The Greatest". One thing is certain both are champions.
Muhammad Ali visited the Ravens during the 2012 season. He became friends with Ravens coach John Harbaugh and encouraged him during the playoff run of the team.