Friday, September 14, 2012

Uncork Autumn! Friday, 9/21

Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon Buffet, Tasting, Wine Pull and Raffle

Celebrate the bounty of the season and support the University Club Foundation with Lobster Tail and Filet Mignon dinner and tasting, a wine pull, or both! 

The University Club Foundation will host Uncork Autumn! on Friday, September 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mark Brogna of Capital Wine & Spirits on Lark Street in Albany is lining up a Tasting featuring New York’s State fruit, designated in 1976, the apple! Participants will enjoy a sip of still and sparkling ciders as well as spirits from regional distilleries. The tasting is included in the price of the Surf & Turf buffet.
At the Wine Pull station, everyone’s a winner – for a $20 ticket, guests will pull a bottle valued between $20 and $120. Raffle tickets will also be available during the evening for $5 each, and guests may enter drawings for collectible wines and other seasonal prizes.

Uncork Autumn! is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, and one need not be a member of the Club to attend. The cost for the Buffet and Tasting is $30 and includes tax and gratuity, beverages are additional. The Tasting will be held from 5:30 – 6:30, the Buffet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., and the Wine Pull and Raffle will take place at 8:30 p.m.

Local vendors participating in the tasting include: Hudson-Chatham Winery, makers of Pomme BullĂ©, a sparkling hard cider; Warwick Valley Winery, featuring Doc’s Draft Hard Cider and American Fruits® Apple Brandy; Harvest Spirits, distiller of Core Vodka, Cornelius Applejack and Peach Applejack; and Slyboro Cider House, known for Hidden Star Semi-Dry sparkling cider and whose Ice Harvest Cider will be a component of the evening’s signature cocktail, the Mile High Apple Pie.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151. Tickets may also be purchased online at A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the University Club of Albany Foundation, a 501c3 corporation. The Foundation was formed in 2009 to recognize and maintain the unique historic and architectural significance of the National Register-listed University Club building and property, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901. 

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