Virtual Wine Tasting Series

Join the PSU NYC Chapter for a wine tasting series with Susan Ellis, a fellow Penn State New Yorker, as she shares her expertise as a sommelier for a series of 3 virtual wine tastings!  You can sign up for one class or all 3 with all proceeds benefitting the Michael D. Ferugio Scholarship Fund!

Event Details

Where: Zoom (Registrants will be sent the Zoom link a day prior to the event)

When: All sessions will take place from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PMish


Session 1: Perfect Wines for Thanksgiving

When: Wednesday, November 18 

Summary: After a quick Wine 101 lesson, we will jump right in to discuss a few options

to make your Thanksgiving Day special and enhance your meal

Featured Wines: Cava, White Bordeux, Beaujolias, Sauternes


Session 2: Sparkling Wines for the Holidays

When: Tuesday, December 15 

Summary: We will discuss the advantages of sparkling wines, from inexpensive to very expensive, and the different regions producing the wines.  We’ll also learn why and how they are different and what to look for on labels to be able to make more informed decisions.    

Featured Wines: Prosecco, Cava, Crement, Champagne


Session 3: Low Alcohol Wines 

When: Thursday, January 7, 2021

Summary: Instead of giving up drinking completely, we will learn about wines which are lower in alcohol so you can cut back without giving up wine entirely.    

Featured Wines: TBD


How to Purchase the Wine

Option 1: Have the wine shipped to your house by purchasing them directly from Susan at a discounted rate with 5% of the proceeds going to the Michael D. Ferugio Scholarship Fund.  Details on how to purchase will be included in your confirmation e-mail.  (Please Note: Wines must be purchased by the Friday before the event in order to allow enough time to ship the wines)

Option 2: Prior to the event, a list of wines that will be discussed will be sent out to attendees.  These wines will be commonly available from your local liquor store, but Susan will speak about the wine in generalities so you also don't need to worry about purchasing the exact wine!



Per Class: Members: $5 | Non-Members: $10

Bundle Price (All 3 Classes): Members: $12 | Non-Members: $25

How to Register: Click Here!

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