Former Dolphins and Hall of Famer quarterback Dan Marino and former NFL quarterback Damon Huard will partner with Wine Watch to host a virtual wine tasting to raise significant funds for autism and related disabilities.

February 15 – WHAT: The Dan Marino Foundation presents “Transient Time: A Virtual Wine Tasting and Conversation with former Miami Dolphins quarterbacks Dan Marino and Damon Huard,” hosted by Andrew Lampasone with Wine Watch, a unique wine boutique in Fort Lauderdale.

  • Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to virtually meet and greet Dan Marino and Damon Huard, co-owners of Passing Time Wine, from Washington State. Guests will hear NFL quarterbacks talk about their award-winning wine and have the opportunity to ask questions about football and life.
  • Guests will also hear from Andrew Lampazone, owner of Wine Watch, and Chris Peterson, winemaker of Passing Time Wine.
  • Registered participants will have the opportunity to choose between two offerings: The Passing Time Trio (2017 Chardonnay Passing The Time, 2017 Columbia Valley Red Blend and 2018 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon) and a Hoffman’s Chocolates Tasting Box OR a Passing Time Duo, two bottles of fine wine (2017 Chardonnay Passing The Time, 2017 Columbia Valley Red Wine).
  • Wine packages will be sent to each candidate prior to the event date. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Dan Marino Foundation in support of its mission to empower people with autism and other developmental disabilities.
  • The Marino family established the Dan Marino Foundation 29 years ago with a vision that has become a reality. It focuses on creating opportunities that lead to employment and independence for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

COMMANDITEURS : Badia Spices, United Kronos Group, Hoffman Chocolate, Emeril Lagasse Foundation en Wine Watch.

WHEN: Thursday, March 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.


Virtual Event:


Single tickets $250 – $350

Limited number of tickets available

Reservations must be made in advance by Thursday, March 11.

About the Dan Marino Foundation:

The Dan Marino Foundation was founded by Dan and Claire Marino shortly after their son Michael was diagnosed with autism in 1992. It has a long and remarkable history of life-changing programs and services that aim to “empower people with autism and other developmental disabilities.” The Foundation has raised more than $84 million to create and support unique and effective initiatives. For more information, visit or follow the site on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

On the passage of time

Former QB Dolphin Damon Huard had to travel 3,000 miles from home to learn more about the fine wines of his home state of Washington. It was his teammate and NFL Hall of Famer member Dan Marion who visited his personal wine cellar during the 1997 season to introduce Damon to the wines of Washington State. Over the next decade, the QB formers’ conversation about wine evolved into a discussion about owning and operating their own vineyard after Huard retired and returned to Washington State. Damon’s family is deeply rooted in the heart of Washington’s wine region and helped make the valley the agricultural powerhouse it is today. “The vision of creating a truly great Washington Wine Country is one that Damon and I have long shared,” said Marino, one of the most decorated quarterbacks in NFL history and a member of the NFL Hall of Fame. “While there are more than 900 wineries in Washington State, we believe the industry is still in its infancy and want to be a part of it as it grows into the next great wine region in the world. Passing Time launched in 2012 with a Cabernet vintage and received rave reviews from wine critics and customers in the spring of 2015.

About Wine Watch

Andrew has owned and operated Wine Watch, located in Fort Lauderdale, since 1998. Today, Wine Watch exhibits more than 4,000 varieties of wine and has floor-to-ceiling displays in a 3,000-square-foot showroom in a new, purpose-built building that can accommodate more than 30,000 bottles.


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