Taste Good Wines, Help a Good Cause

October 8, 2009 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Eberle_logoIf you’re coming to town and need something to do the day after Saturday’s game against Eastern Illinois, look no further than the WPSU Wine Celebration, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at what I like to think of as the “other” Penn Stater, the conference center. There’s even a special room rate for anyone who wants to stay Sunday night.

Quest_wine_lableYou’ll be able to taste wines from around the world and some made by winemakers with Penn State connections. You might remember Gary Eberle ’66 from our previous post about his truck; his Eberle Winery in Paso Robles, Calif., will be represented. So will Tom Coyne ’63, who runs the Thomas Coyne Winery in Livermore, Calif. Ted Liberti ’92, one of the event’s coordinators, reminds me that the winemaker we featured in our January/February issue, Doug Moorhead ’56 of Presque Isle Wine Cellars in Erie, Pa., will also have wines to try. There will also be silent and live auctions, the latter from 4-5 p.m., so if you bid right, you could take home a really nice bottle of wine. Or two.

Admission is $55 in advance, $65 at the door, and the proceeds are going to a really good cause: public broadcasting. WPSU’s funding has been cut, and recently it was forced to lay off eight employees. In these economic times, every little bit matters, and it’s definitely a good feeling to have fun while you’re helping a good cause.

Just be careful driving home, of course.

Lori Shontz, senior editor

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