ERIE, Pa., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today announced that Erie native and lead singer of the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Train Pat Monahan will sign pre-purchased bottles of wine from Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. Thursday in Erie. The bottle signing will be held in conjunction with the grand re-opening of the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store, Yorktown Centre, 2501 W. 12th St., Erie, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 1:00 PM.
Monahan was born and raised in Erie, attending McDowell High School in Millcreek Township, and later Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In the late 80s, Monahan began his music career singing in Erie with cover band Rogues Gallery.
Monahan moved to California in his early twenties, where he and guitarist Rob Hotchkiss began performing in coffee shops. As Jimmy Stafford (guitar), Charlie Colin (bass), and Scott Underwood (drums) joined the band, Train was formed and began performing in Los Angeles clubs. Between 1994 and 2006, Monahan released four studio albums with Train. The band first achieved popular acclaim with 2001 album Drops of Jupiter, the title song of which won a Grammy in 2002.
When Train took a break from recording and touring in 2006, Monahan began pursuing other collaborations and projects.
Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. has won more than 200 awards for its portfolio of seven wines, which are named after Train's most popular hit songs and albums. The wine company proudly supports Family House, a nonprofit organization providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital.
Fans 21 years of age and older can taste and purchase the following Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. products for Monahan to sign:
- Calling All Angels Chardonnay, Code 7224 – $7.99 (save $4)
- Drops of Jupiter Red Blend, Code 7225 – $11.99
- Soul Sister Pinot Noir, Code 9150 – $9.99 (save $2)
- California 37 Cabernet Sauvignon, Code 9146 – $11.99
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide and licenses more than 20,000 beverage alcohol producers and retailers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling $15.1 billion since the agency's inception – are returned to Pennsylvania's General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania's schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit www.lcb.state.pa.us.
WHAT: Pat Monahan will sign bottles of Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. products
WHEN: 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Thursday, September 8, 2016.
WHERE: Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store, Yorktown Centre, 2501 W. 12th St., Erie, PA 16505
MEDIA CONTACT: Shawn M. Kelly, 717-303-8522
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board