The WGBY Wine, Craft Beer & Food Tasting (https://wgby.org/tasting) features over 300 wine, craft beer, and specialty foods from more than 70 vendors and 20-plus chefs and food artisans. Taking up three large functional halls atop the Tower Square Hotel in Springfield, it's the tastiest way to support public media! Proceeds benefit local PBS station WGBY and educational public television. Table & Vine and Big Y World Class Market are major event sponsors. Tickets and event details at https://wgby.org/tasting. Offline tickets available through Marie Waechter, WGBY’s Director of Community Relations and Events, by phone at 413-781-2801, Ext. 1547 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Tickets will be available at the door the day of the event until supplies last. Early ticket registration encouraged. WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND? For over 30 years, supporters of public television and PBS member station WGBY have put their palates to work to help raise funds for the programs they trust and love. But the good feeling you get from participating in this charity event isn't the only benefit. With a general admission or “Wine Connoisseur” upgrade, you will be able to sample a wide variety (over 300, in fact) of wines, beers, and food specialties. Each guest will be given a “Tasting Program” that will list each item available for sample (and all wines and beers will be available for purchase through event sponsor Table & Vine). We encourage wine tasters to make note of grape varietals, vineyard designations, appellations, and styles. WHAT IS A CONNOISSEUR UPGRADE? While all the wines available for tasting at the WGBY Wine Lovers Weekend have been carefully selected, some wines are especially rare or valuable. Exclusive access to this special selection of finer wines is available with a Connoisseur Upgrade. WHAT ABOUT AGE LIMITS & SAFETY? The WGBY Wine Lovers Weekend is an adult-only (21+ years of age) affair. Responsible drinking is strongly encouraged. That being said, the event takes place at the Tower Square Hotel Springfield, which has rooms available. In addition, the Yellow Cab taxi company (413-739-9999) will be operating independently each night of Wine Weekend. Sponsored by Table & Vine and Big Y World Class Market. Media sponsors include BusinessWest and The Republican. AM Lithography is a print sponsor.