HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board today announced that, for the very first time, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, an internationally renowned Bordeaux wine tasting event, will be held at The Rittenhouse in Philadelphia on Jan. 22 from 1 to 4 PM.
"Wine is one of my great passions, and as soon as I joined the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board I made it a priority to bring a premier tasting event like this to the commonwealth," said Board Member Mike Negra. "We're so excited to host the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux for the first time, and this unique event will provide an unparalleled chance for attendees to learn more about the viticulture and artistry that goes into great wines."
The event will offer wine aficionados the rare opportunity to meet with some of the world's top winemakers and taste some of the finest Bordeaux from more than 70 French châteaux. Attendees will be among the first to sample the highly rated 2014 vintage. In addition, 30 older-vintage Bordeaux will be available at 25 percent off regular prices at an on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store.
Tickets, which would make a great holiday gift for oenophiles, are $250 each and may be purchased online from event organizer Philadelphia Magazine at www.phillymag.com/grandscrus. A portion of event proceeds will benefit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The Philadelphia tasting is one of only two events being held in the Northeast region of the U.S. during the week-long North American Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tour.
WHAT: Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Wine Tasting
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 22, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: The Rittenhouse, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux promotes and markets Bordeaux Grand Crus through tasting events. Learn more at ugcb.net.
The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. 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.pa.gov.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board