Tickets available for wine and beer tasting event

Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 1:26 p.m. CDT

LOMBARD – Tickets are now on sale for the Lombard Town Centre's annual wine and craft beer event scheduled for Aug. 10 in the ballroom of the Westin Hotel and Conference Center, 70 Yorktown Center.

Downtown Lombard's wine shop and tasting bar, The Vino Cellar, and Famous Wines of Forest Park are partnering to provide the wines, craft beers and scotches for the evening.

More than 70 types of wines, beers and scotches will be available for tasting and purchase, and a selection of hors d'oeuvers, artisans cheeses and antipasti will be available.

Representatives from many of the wine and beer manufacturers will be at the event hosting small, information sessions for visitors about their products. Patrick Cassata, a chef and Lombard resident who previously appeared on the television show Hell's Kitchen, will give a demonstration on cooking with wine.

Tickets to the event are $74 per person or $140 per couple, and a limited number of VIP passes are available for an additional $10 per person.

Anyone who registers for the event will be entered into a raffle to win a free night stay at the Westin. The prize can be used the same evening as the event. Guests will also be entered into a raffle to win a VIP after party for 10 friends at the hotel's Governor's Suit where they can meet with winemakers, industry experts and more.

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