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Music Industry Tapped In Post’s Wine Tasting

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Washington Post reached into the music industry for the most recent installment of its monthly wine tasting feature, sharing glasses with DJ Ali “Dubfire” Shirazinia, Future of Music Coalition executive director Jenny Toomey, and I.M.P. Productions VP Donna Westmoreland.

The three D.C.-based industry members shared nine Spanish wines, all for sale between $10 and $20 with wine critic Ben Giliberti.

Westmoreland, who handles booking duties at the 9:30 Club with boss Seth Hurwitz, proved to be the most knowledgeable guest on the subject, having once lived in Napa, California, where her husband worked for an Internet-based wine operation.

Toomey, the executive director of the Future of Music Coalition, helps the nonprofit group in protecting artists’ rights as technology shifts. She previously ran the independent music label Simple Machines and was in the band Tsunami, according to the paper.

Shirazinia is one half of dance-music group Deep Dish, whose track “Say Hello” was recently up for Best Dance Recording at last week’s Grammy Awards. It was the third nomination for the group. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers