PLCB to Showcase Chairman's Selection™ Wines at Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

May 16, 2012, 11:00 ET from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining the annual celebration of food, fashion and culture at the 2012 Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board will give wine connoisseurs, 21 and older, the opportunity to taste and purchase Chairman's Selection wines.

"This festival is a great time to experience all that historic Rittenhouse Row has to offer," said PLCB Chairman Joseph E. Brion. "People have a chance to sample food from some of the finest chefs in Philadelphia, so we're delighted to give them the chance to sample the latest Chairman's Selections as well."

The festival will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. The PLCB will again host a tasting area, where visitors age 21 and older can enjoy complimentary samples of 25 Chairman Selection wines, including five new selections being launched exclusively at the event.  

The Chairman's Selection program offers select highly rated wines at often the best prices in the country. Renowned Chairman's Selection buyer Steve Pollack will provide information and answer questions about each selection during the tasting. 

Attendees are reminded to bring ID for age verification. Customers purchasing from the Pa. Wine & Spirits on-site store will receive a complimentary wine tote, while supplies last. 

More than 200 Center City businesses are members of Rittenhouse Row, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the area from Broad to 22nd Streets, between Market and Pine. Some 60 restaurants are part of this group, and many will offer their own menu items to sample during the festival. For the first time, the festival will feature a live culinary challenge featuring face-offs between Starr Restaurant Organization chefs from the eight Starr restaurants in Rittenhouse Square.  There will also be live music and children's activities. 

For more information about the Chairman's Selection program, visit

Media contact: Stacey Witalec or Stacy Kriedeman, 717-783-8864 

SOURCE Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board