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Tasting wine for a good cause: wine

Here's a fundraiser that should appeal to wine lovers.

First, it's a wine tasting.

Second, it benefits a political action committee formed to promote the Maryland wine and grape industry.

Here's the promotion e-mailed to me for the event, which takes place at Clementine Sept. 1.

"Join Al Spoler, host of WYPR's Cellar Notes, for an An Evening of Top Maryland Wine @ Clementine from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., where guests will participate in a guided pairing of Clementine hors d’oeuvres and top-scoring Maryland wines in the Maryland Governor's Cup Competition, including new premium wines not yet publicly available.

"All proceeds to benefit Supporters of Maryland Winegrowing PAC, Albert Copp, Treasurer."

The e-mail also noted:

"This is the first of a series of events hosted by the Supporters of Maryland Winegrowing PAC.  The PAC was established to support the legislative efforts of the Maryland Wine and Grape industry.  This industry has a history of trials and successes in passing positive legislation which will create a positive business environment for vineyards and wineries in the state of Maryland."

Tickets cost $48. They are available at   

Tickets also can be purchased at the door with cash or check. Clementine is at 5402 Harford Road in Baltimore.


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