Looking to develop your wine palate or learn more about perfect pairings? Get sophisticated and attend the 6th Annual Philly Showcase of Wine, Cheese, and Beer at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday, April 20th, from 5–6pm.
The 21+ affair will have hundreds of “fine wines, classic cheeses, craft brews and gourmet foods” for you to enjoy at $60 a ticket for General Admission.
While this is definitely a hefty price tag for a college student, all the proceeds of the event go towards the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, a youth guidance and development organization dedicated to helping at–risk children in Philadelphia. They champion a variety of programs that “challenge the mind and body and help our members establish a solid foundation on which to develop moral and ethical values through diverse educational and social activities.”
The General Admission ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and samples from the various vendors. So, you can get that bang for your buck. The VIP ticket, priced at $100, has the added benefits of entering the venue an hour early and exclusive access to premium products that won’t be available during general admission hours. VIP admission will also include a performance by Ken Ford, a jazz violinist whose work has been featured on the recordings of a variety of artists, including Bruno Mars and Cee Lo Green.
The upscale event will feature live entertainment throughout as well as a silent auction. The vendors include Conshohocken Brewing Company, Uncle Ralston’s Homestyle Cooking, and more. Classic Italian cheeses by BelGioioso Cheese and Vermeil Wines by former Eagles Coach Dick Vermeil will also be featured. So if you aren't looking to spend the money this weekend, you can always go check out these vendors on your own.