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Taste of Czech Culture coming to Berwyn

BERWYN – Sipping fine wine from Chile or Australia was once reserved only for Chilians and the folks from Down Under. Until, that is, their wines made a mark on the American palate.

Get ready for the wines — and food — of the Czech Republic.

On May 17, The Taste of Czech Culture event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center (CCAGC), 6635 W. Cermak Road, Berwyn.

The Czech non-profit organization will partner with Czech Wine Imports, Inc., the Wirtz Beverage Company and several local businesses to sponsor a unique wine-tasting event featuring four Czech wines, Czech food, Czech music and other entertainment for a night of dancing, drinking, eating and mingling with local business leaders.

Two bands will perform for attendees listening and dancing pleasure on two levels of the CCACC facility. Guests can taste four leading wines of the Czech Republic, as well as a variety of Czech pastries and other delicacies.

In its two years of existence, the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center has sponsored several exciting events that have attracted crowds, including a benefit concert by The Ides of March, and a rare public appearance at the Center's grand opening last year by astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, whose mother was Czech and father was Slovak. 

A $25 donation will help support the programs of the center. Guests must be over the age of 21 to attend.

More information is available at

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