3 Pennsylvania Wine Festivals

     May 8th thru May 10th will be the dates for three separate wine festivals presented by Fine Wine & Good Spirits, which is the retail arm of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (P.L.C.B.) who control and regulate all alcohol sales in Pennsylvania. 

Wine Festival in Hershey will be held Wednesday May 8th on the Concourse at the Giant Center in Hershey Pa.  V.I.P. Tasting is 5:00-6:30 P.M. with tickets $95 per person and Grand Tasting 6:30-8:30 P.M. with tickets $45 per person.  Parking for the event will be free and festivities benefit Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.  For more information, including a list of vintners go to http://www.winefestivalinhershey.com

Pittsburgh Wine Festival will be held Thursday May 9th at Heinz Field East & West Club Lounges with V.I.P. Tasting 5:00-7:00 P.M. and Grand Tasting 7:00-9:00 P.M..  Ticket prices for the V.I.P. Tasting are $250 per person and $125 per person for the Grand Tasting with the V.I.P. guests welcome to stay and enjoy the entire evening.  This is the eleventh year for this event and will feature 165 vendors showcasing 500 different wines while benefiting innovation and discovery at U.P.M.C..  Pittsburgh Wine Festival is running a special limited time price offer of two Grand Tasting tickets for the price of one and can be accessed at http://www.pittsburghwinefestival.com.

The New Philadelphia Wine & Food Festival is Friday May 10th at Lincoln Financial Field SCA Club from 5:30-9:30P.M..  This year’s expanded program combines food, 600 different wines, access to wine makers and chefs coupled with demonstrations, educational sessions and intimate tastings.  A silent auction will be held throughout the evening with the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  V.I.P. Tasting with early entry 5:30-9:30 P.M. is $250 and Grand Tasting with general admission 7:00-9:30P.M. $125 per person.  To purchase tickets and get more information go to www.phillymag.com/wineandfoodfest/index.hmtl

Saturday Night Jive for a Cause

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsbur...

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to a game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

     The Vineyard at Hershey will be hosting “Saturday Night Jive for a Cause” on July 14, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The event will feature an open air concert by Not Quite Einstein.  Come and enjoy music under the stars along with a bonfire, roasted corn, s’mores and the handcrafted wines of The Vineyard at Hershey.  Pack a picnic dinner and bring your blanket or chair then join some friends for a summer evening of fun.

     Tickets to the fundraiser are $20.00 each and can be purchased at The Vineyard at Hershey website.  All ticket proceeds will benefit the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation.  The Big 33 Scholarship Foundation provides academic scholarships for students throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio.  There will also be a live auction featuring some great experiences for you to bid on as well as a bottle of The Vineyard at Hershey’s  own wine that has been autographed by Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger.  So make plans today to attend “Saturday Night Jive” and help make this event a success for the Big 33 Scholarship Foundation.