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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz

Great tastings! Portuguese Wines are coming to New England!

Posted by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 26, 2008.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and ViniPortugal and The Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) are teaming up and bring you two great tastings this october! Come and sample over 150 of the greatest wines of Portugal while helping those who help our pets.

Discover Portugal’s many varieties of exciting Reds and Whites made of
grapes indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula including Alvarinho and Tinta
Roriz, and explore the differences among Portos from Vintage to Tawny
to LBV to Colheitas.

100% of the proceeds from these events will benefit the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Boston MA - Tuesday October 21

The Harvard Club of Boston
74 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$30 - Purchase tickets at http://www.mspca.org/wines or call 617-541-5120. 
Tickets are also available at the door. 


Providence RI
Wednesday, October 22
The Marriott Renaissance Providence Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Tickets cost $25 each and can be purchased
at http://www.rispca.com/wine.html, at the door of the event, or by
mailing a check to:
RISPCA
Attn: Connie Bolduc
186 Amaral Street
Riverside, RI 02915
Please call the RISPCA (401) 438-8150 with any questions.

For more information about the Wines and Portos of Portugal, please call
1-877-2-PORTUGAL

100% of the proceeds from the Boston event will benefit the MSPCA-Angell’s
General Fund in providing direct hands on care for more than 250,000
animals annually through their seven Animal Care and Adoption Centers
and state-of-the-art Angell Animal Medical Centers

About the MSPCA-Angell
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and
veterinary medicine. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the
United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane
education, law enforcement and the highest-quality veterinary care available anywhere in
the world. The MSPCA-Angell provides direct hands-on care for more than 250,000
animals each year through its Animal Care and Adoption Centers and world-class Angell
Animal Medical Centers. For more information, visit http://www.mspca.org.



100% of the proceeds from the Providence event will benefit the RISPCA

About the RISPCA:
Founded in 1870, the non-profit organization it the third oldest humane society in the
United States. Its mission is to protect the welfare of all animals and fight for animal
rights through legal, educational, legislative and investigative means. Services include
animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement and the
highest-quality veterinary care available anywhere in the world. The RISPCA provides
direct hands-on care for more than 5,000 animals each year through its Animal Care and
Adoption Centers. For more information, visit http://www.rispca.com/

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Reply by gregt, Sep 26, 2008.

If anyone is in the area I heartily recommend that they attend. It's a great way to learn about and taste Portugese wines from grapes that may not be as familiar as some others. There is often a shocking amount of good wine. And it's a good cause.

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 27, 2008.

I can second gregt's recommendation. Portugal is one of the last undiscovered bastions of great wine values out there. Whether it is a bracing Baga or a Pinot Noir that straddles the new-world/old-world line you can count on Portugal to positively surprise! And the prices remain consumer friendly so get out there and help those who help the animals!

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Reply by attackdog100, Nov 3, 2009.

Are there any more future tastings planned? These are two of my favorite interests - animals and drinking wine!


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