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Eat, Drink, Be Merry raises glasses downtown

March 26, 2014
| By Pat Evans |
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Grand Rapids’ oldest arts organization will celebrate its 130-year history with a wine and beer tasting event this Friday.

St. Cecilia Music Center will host the Eat, Drink, Be Merry event at 5:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Martha’s Vineyard and catered by Martha’s and Nantucket Baking Company, including heavy hors d’oeuvres.

The event will feature live music by Shimmie Pearl.


The event will feature more than 100 wines from wineries across the globe.

Beers and ciders from producers in Michigan, the U.S. and England will also be available.

Wines of various price points, including a high-end selection, will be tasted, and some featured products will be special to the event.

Various wineries will be represented: Marimar Estate, Seven Hills, Hesketh, Wilson Napa Valley, Panther Creek, John Duval, Elhers, Chateau Labegorce, Hoppes, Paul Hobbs, Beaux Freres, Bramare Marchiori, Arbios, Shafer, Tenuta, Bressler, Ridge, Quintessa, Kobalt, Davis Bynum, Owen Roe, Copain, Herman Story and more.

A number of breweries will also be represented: New Holland Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, Shorts Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Co., Vandermill, Samuel Smith, Lindeman’s, Green’s, Greenflash Brewing Co., Lagunitas Brewing Co. and Arcadia Ales.


In addition to food and drink, there will be a silent auction at the event.

Various dining, entertainment, vacation packages and specialty wines will be available for purchase.

Trips to Napa and Sonoma, Calif., Chicago and Detroit are included, as well as entertainment packages to Broadway Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Ballet, Opera Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.


Tickets to the event are $35, and can be purchased at St. Cecilia Music Center or Martha’s Vineyard, online or by calling (616) 459-2224. 

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