Posted: Wednesday, September 21

Music in Plymouth Endowment Hosts Wine Tasting

This second annual event will train your taste buds with some help from experts from Haskell’s.

If you ask me, the opportunity to try over 50 different wines is a good enough reason to attend any event. But when you can go to a public wine tasting while supporting a good community cause, it’s tough to justify not going.

The Music in Plymouth Endowment Fund (MIPEF) will be the worthy local cause reaping the benefits of a wine tasting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 6 at the Plymouth Creek Center.

Is wine a foreign language to you? No problem. Wine experts from Haskell’s Wines & Spirits will be your translators, guiding you through the same wines that will be available for purchase at a discount at Haskell’s after the event. Guests will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, music and an opportunity to win gift baskets.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and can be purchased by contacting John Babcock at 763.553.1900 or via email, or by printing an order form online.

A portion of the proceeds support the event host, MIPEF, which was established in 2007 with the goal of securing the financial future of Music in Plymouth, a free community event featuring the Minnesota Orchestra. The fund was started with a donation of 180,000 from former mayor Al Hilde, Jr. and his wife Jayne along with other founding contributors from around the community.

Raising $1 million by 2012 is MIPEF’s goal. All you need to do to help is buy a ticket, and you may as well try some wine.