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SPRINGFIELD, MA, March 04, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Western New Englanders will be saying "Slainte!" this year, as they raise a glass in support of public television. The WGBY Wine & Food Lovers Weekend returns Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, with an Irish theme, featuring PBS chef Kevin Dundon, host of the popular cooking show, Modern Irish Food.
In its 33rd year, the WGBY wine-centric fundraiser is a tasty tradition that has successfully raised funds for educational programming in the region by selling tickets to two nights of decadent sampling. The weekend kicks off Friday, March 9 with the region's largest benefit tasting event. It features over 300 wines, craft beers, and specialty food vendors, taking up three large functional halls inside Springfield's Tower Square Hotel.
The Friday tasting is followed Saturday, March 10 by a fine dining experience: The WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner at The Log Cabin in Holyoke. Chef Dundon has created a special seven-course menu of Irish cuisine and will be on hand to explain each featured dish. The meal will be executed by The Log Cabin executive chef Mick Corduff, and each course will feature two wines, carefully matched by Table & Vine Wine Sales Manager Michael Quinlan and his team. For a sneak peek at the WGBY Wine Lovers Dinner menu, visit wgby.org/wine/menu.
"What I most appreciate about events like this is the opportunity to meet and socialize with WGBY's viewership. We think about our community on a daily basis as we deliver content and services. By getting to know our audience on a personal level, WGBY is better able to serve our region."
WGBY (www.wgby.org) is a community-supported public broadcasting organization connecting the people of western New England to events, ideas, and each other through national PBS programming and locally produced series and specials. With four digital television channels, video on demand, podcasting, and streaming video, WGBY is one of the region's most accessible community institutions. WGBY is available over the air on digital channel 57-1 and on cable throughout western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut and can be seen in high definition in western Massachusetts at Comcast 857, Time Warner 1807, Charter 782, and over the air on channel 57.
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