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Grand Openings - Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board cordially invites you to the grand openings of our newest Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores throughout PA. Please join us as we cut the ribbon to bring our customers a new retail experience designed to make shopping for wines and spirits easy, inspiring and educational. Stop by for light refreshments and complimentary tastings throughout the day.
Special Tasting with Charlie Garrison
March 3, 2018 · 4-6 p.m.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
5956 Centre Ave, Suite 201, Pittsburgh
Whether you are a whiskey connoisseur or just taking your first sip of the brown spirit, you want to come to this event. National Sales Director of Garrison Brothers Distillery, Charlie Garrison, will bring his southern charm and deep love and knowledge of his brand to the consumers of Pittsburgh.
Garrison Brothers is home of the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas. Charlie will proudly be sampling his 94 proof Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Stop by to try Charlie's pride and joy of Texas and meet the man that has made making and selling good whiskey his mission in life.
2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show
March 3-11, 2018
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
"If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water." - Loren Eiseley
Come and immerse yourself at the 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. This year's theme is Wonders of Water.
Stop by the Grand Hall to visit the Fine Wine & Good Spirits tasting area for the opportunity to try many unique wines and spirits from the world's finest producers and partake in free, expert-led tastings---the perfect way to begin or end your day at the Flower Show. Don't forget to stop in the Fine Wine & Good Spirits on-site store to pick up something new or perhaps an old favorite.
This year, Fine Wine & Good Spirits proudly brings you these special guests:
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, who will attend opening weekend of the Flower Show on Saturday, March 3, and Sunday, March 4. The lead singer and front man of The Miracles, which produced Motown hits like "My Girl" and "Tears of a Clown," will join Fine Wine & Good Spirits to meet fans and sign pre-purchased bottles of Smokey Robinson Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling. Both wines are made with California grapes and are newly released by Pittsburgh's very own Engine House 25 Wines.
Broker's Gin co-founder and managing director Martin Dawson, who is returning to Pennsylvania, serving as honorary barman at the Broker's Gin table all week. Guests will have opportunity to ask Martin about his classic English gin, a 200-year-old recipe made from English wheat and flavored with 10 aromatic botanicals.
Michael Morris, director of sales at Niche Drinks, who will offer for tasting The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey. A veteran of the Irish Whiskey industry, Michael will bring his 20 years of experience and vast knowledge to the Flower Show on opening weekend, March 3 and 4.
"King of Moonshine" Tim Smith, who will return to the Flower Show on March 9 and 10 to offer samples of his whiskey and sign pre-purchased bottles. Tim is a third-generation moonshiner whose Climax Moonshine debuted in 2013. He proudly makes his family's secret recipe in his hometown of Climax, Va.
Nationally recognized chef, restaurateur, and Bravo TV's Top Chef® finalist Fabio Viviani, who will join us at the Flower Show to sample and discuss his Fabio Viviani Wine Collection on Friday, March 9, and Saturday, March 10. He will also sign pre-purchased bottles of his wines.
Special Tasting with Jesse James Dupree
March 15, 2018 · 5 p.m.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
4721 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading
The charismatic lead singer and front man of 80's heavy metal rock band Jackyl, entrepreneur and bourbon drinker Jesse James Dupree comes back to Pennsylvania to celebrate his America's Outlaw spirits. Jesse will be signing pre-purchased bottles of his Jesse James America's Outlaw Bourbon Whiskeys, including his original Bourbon Whiskey, and spotlighting his exceptional 80 proof Tennessee Whiskey Single Barrel. Stop by our Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Reading to meet Jesse and have him sign your bottle. You won't be disappointed. As Jesse would say, "Puh Pow!"
Special Tasting with Laphroaig Malt Master Simon Brooking
Saturday, December 16 | 4-6 p.m.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
3725 Capital City Mall Drive · Camp Hill, PA 17011
Master Ambassador for Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch whiskies, Simon Brooking is bringing his years of experience and expertise on Scotch whisky to our Camp Hill Premium Collection store. Simon learned the art and science of whisky-making from Scotland's foremost master distillers and blenders, and now represents the famed Islay single malt Scotch whiskies of Laphroaig. He will mingle with customers and pour complimentary samples of some of Laphroaig's finest Scotch whiskies. Whisky enthusiast won't want to miss this opportunity! Tastings are complimentary to members of the public ages 21 and older.
Special Tastings with James MacPhail
March 21, 2018 · 4-6 p.m.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
West Shore Plaza Shopping Center, 1200 Market Street, Lemoyne
The Calling is an artisanal Sonoma County fine wine brand that produces exceptional wines, highly regarded by the press, receiving multiple 90+ scores and beloved by consumers. We are pleased to welcome winemaker James MacPhail to our Lemoyne Premium Collection store to present some of his high quality, premium wines.
Customers will have the opportunity to try two select Pinot Noirs, a Chardonnay and a Cabernet Sauvignon from The Calling Winery. Be certain to take this occasion to meet the winemaker and talk to him about his commitment to exceptional quality winemaking. Don't forget to have your purchases signed by the winemaker himself.
Bottle Signing with Lisa Vanderpump
April 14, 2018 · 2-4 p.m.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection Store
125 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia
If you are a fan of rosé and reality TV, then you do not want to miss this! Reality TV star, philanthropist and businesswoman Lisa Vanderpump is coming to King of Prussia and presenting her Vanderpump Rosé from Côtes de Provence AOP.
This elegant and sophisticated wine mirrors the lifestyle of its namesake. Lisa can be seen regularly on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. Fans are invited to stop by to meet Lisa, take a photo with the star and have her sign a bottle of her classic style rosé.
The 2018 Philadelphia Magazine's Wine Festival
May 3, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia
The 2018 Philadelphia Magazine's Wine Festival has it all; exquisite wines from around the world, knowledgeable winemakers and John Legend. Yes, Grammy and Oscar winning singer, songwriter and humanitarian John Legend will be meeting fans and signing bottles of his award-winning wines known for their beautiful balance, finesse and power from Raymond Vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Also stopping by this year is Pandora Vanderpump, daughter of reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump and entrepreneur in her own right. Pandora and her husband Jason will be meeting fans and pouring their elegant and sophisticated Vanderpump Rosé from Côtes de Provence AOP. Pandora can be seen regularly alongside her mom on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. Fans are invited to stop by to meet Pandora, take a photo with the star and have her sign a bottle of her classic style rosé.
The festival takes place in Lincoln Financial Field - home of the beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Sample the unique and high-end wines you have come to know and love at past Philadelphia wine festivals as they are perfectly fused with gourmet food from the region's best restaurants in this fun venue. Guests may sample wines from more than 150 of the world's finest wineries and meet some of the top winemakers in the industry. Fine Wine & Good Spirits will be on hand with an on-site store featuring many of the wines poured at the event. Be sure to stop by and purchase your favorites.
VIP Tasting: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Grand Tasting: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
For more information or to buy tickets: www.phillymag.com/winefest/
2018 Susquehanna International Wine Festival
May 4, 2018
Spooky Nook Sports Complex
2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim
The Harrisburg Wine Festival has moved!! With a new location and new name, the Susquehanna International Wine Festival will host more than 130 wineries from around the world. Join us at this unique and fun new venue, where you will have the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines, many of which are poured by the winemakers themselves, in a spacious new venue.
Special guest this year is Pandora Vanderpump, daughter of reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump and entrepreneur in her own right. Pandora and her husband Jason will be meeting fans and pouring their elegant and sophisticated Vanderpump Rosé from Côtes de Provence AOP. Pandora can be seen regularly alongside her mom on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. Fans are invited to stop by to meet Pandora, take a photo with the star and have her sign a bottle of her classic style rosé.
Fine Wine & Good Spirits will have an on-site store at the festival, offering a selection of superior wines from the wineries represented at the event. Stop in and buy some of your favorites.
Chairman's Selection® Premier Tasting with Steve Pollack*: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
VIP Tasting: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Grand Tasting: 7 to 9 p.m.
*Chairman's Selection Premier Tasting with Steve Pollack - Guests will enjoy a presentation and guided tasting of ten Chairman's Selection wines from around the world with Chairman's Selection buyer Steve Pollack and winemaker Don Baker of Sciandri Family Vineyards. Spend some time learning about and tasting wines hand-selected by Steve and talk to one of wine industry's premier winemakers. Be sure to purchase a few of your favorites at our Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at the festival. The seminar will end just in time for you to enjoy the Grand Tasting.
For more information or to buy tickets: susquehannavalleywinefest.com
2018 Pittsburgh Wine Festival
May 5, 2018
Heinz Field East & West Club Lounges
100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh
2018 marks the 19th year for the Pittsburgh Wine Festival. Your ticket gives you access to hundreds of wines, winemakers and educators from around the globe. Here's your chance to sample extraordinary super-premium and ultra-premium wines that are sure to make this a very special evening. Visit our Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at the festival to purchase a few of your favorites.
Special guests this year include Motown legend Smokey Robinson with his wine bottled in Pittsburgh and reality TV personality Pandora Vanderpump.
VIP Tasting: 5 to 7 p.m.
Grand Tasting: 7 to 9 p.m.
For more information or to buy tickets: www.pittsburghwinefestival.com
Pennsylvania Conference for Women
October 12, 2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and Fine Wine & Good Spirits are proud to join the Conference in 2018 as it marks its 15th anniversary. The Conference for Women continues its mission to "promote, communicate and amplify the influence of women in the workplace and beyond." The day brings with it opportunities for inspiration, networking, personal and professional development and growth.
Be sure to stop by the Fine Wine & Good Spirits booth to say hello to some of the outstanding women of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. They will be happy to tell you all about the PLCB and Fine Wine & Good Spirits. And don't forget to pick up your wristband which entitles you to join in on the complimentary wine and spirit tastings in the afternoon of the Conference.
For more information or to buy tickets: www.paconferenceforwomen.org
Très Bonne Année Vintner's & Masters' Level Tastings
October 12, 2018
Hilton Harrisburg
1 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA
Once again this year, Fine Wine & Good Spirits joins the excitement of Très Bonne Année. Guests of this year's Vintner's and Masters' Level Tastings will have the opportunity to purchase a bottle of the exquisite wines they will be sampling that evening.
The Vintner's Tasting is a tutorial tasting that features marquee wines from this year's honored guests. Elevate your wine knowledge to new levels as you are guided through an outstanding wine selection at the Masters' Level Tasting.
Proceeds of this event benefits the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.
For more information or to buy tickets: www.tresbonneannee.org
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