Friday, April 17, 2015

Raffle Reveal! April in Paris ~ Friday, 4/24

Spring Buffet, Wine Tasting, Wine Pull and Raffle

Celebrate spring and support the University Club Foundation with a scrumptious spring buffet, a wine pull, or both!

The University Club Foundation will host April in Paris on Friday, April 24 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mark Brogna of Capital Wine & Spirits on Lark Street in Albany is lining up a tasting featuring fine French wines – reds, whites and ros├ęs. The tasting is included in the price of the spring buffet.

At the Wine Pull station, everyone’s a winner – for a $20 ticket, guests will pull a bottle with a value of up to $100.

These bottles, donated by a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, will be raffled at April in Paris. Tickets are $5 each, or five for $20.
  • 1989 Hermitage Jean-Louis Chave ~ Rhone
    Full bodied, concentrated, magnificently complex and elegant, the wine develops a broad palette of aromas ranging from blackcurrant to smoky tones via notes of prune, leather, toast and spices. Most drinkable 2014-2022. Score 94/100 – Average Value $403

  • 1986 Dunn Vineyards ~ Cabernet Sauvignon
    Medium cherry red color with clear meniscus; mature leather, mushroom and tart plum nose; tart plum and tobacco palate, nicely structured with firm underlying tannins; medium-plus finish. Drinkable 2015. Score 91/100 – Average Value $179

April in Paris 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 spring 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.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling the University Club at 518-463-1151. Tickets may also be purchased online. 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 neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901.

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