May 24 Wine Tasting Shaping Up To Be a Premium Party

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Event Chair Rich Seal, right, with his wife, Linda, and son Dave. Photos by Dave Collins, UC Academic Health Center Communications Service

With the third annual Wine Tasting benefit just three days away, Event Chair Rich Seal and the UC Brain Tumor Center’s leadership team wish to thank our sponsors and to invite those who have not yet signed up to please do so!

The event, to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Myers Alumni Center on the UC campus, will feature fine wines, a premium wine tasting, and a silent and live auction. Tasting wines will be available for purchase and delivery. WLW700 personality Doc Rodgers will be our emcee, and we will hear a story of healing from brain tumor survivor Thomas Blankenmeyer.
Many thanks to the distributers and sponsors of the event:

  • The Wine List
  • Tramonte & Sons
  • Vintage
  • Grand Cru
  • Vintners Select
  • Cutting Edge
  • Vanguard
  • 55 Degrees

New this year is our Premium Wine Tasting of four high-end wines. Enjoy a 2-ounce pour for $15 or all four premium wines for $50. (Pre-register and save $5.) Our select wines are:

  • Revana ’08 Cabernet
  • Vineyard 29 ’08 Cabernet
  • Robert Foley ’08 Claret
  • Roy ’07 Cabernet

Friends of the Brain Tumor Center will have much to choose from in our auctions. Our live auction item is an evening of dinner, fine wine and music in the garden with UCNI Clinical Director John M. Tew, MD, and his wife, Susan, and Linda and Rich Seal.
Silent auction items include dozens of excellent wines as well as:

  • a signed Jeff Runquist 3L Barbera, one of only 20 bottles produced
  • a professional shooting lesson with a US Navy SEAL
  • a karting certificate to Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Reds tickets
  • gift certificates to Embers restaurant and McCormick & Schmick restaurant
  • golf outings
  • Cincinnati Opera tickets
  • Coffee lover’s basket with mosaic by Sandy, one of our “hope story” VIP’s
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