Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Virginia as one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in 2012. In the magazine’s February issue, Virginia was one of only three domestic destinations to make the list. Learn what’s so great about Virginia wines at the Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s “Food for Thought: Exploring Virginia Wine and Fine Cuisine,” Feb. 3-5 at the Holtzman Alumni Center and The Inn at Virginia Tech.

This weekend event will showcase Virginia wines and Virginia Tech’s role within the Virginia wine industry. The program is in partnership with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Pamplin College of Business. One of the program’s highlights is a workshop led by Tony Wolf, professor of horticulture at Virginia Tech and state viticulturist. Wolf’s seminar “Virginia’s Wine Renaissance,” describes how wine and wine grape production has evolved in Virginia over the last 350 years, particularly within the last 30 years.

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with a sparkling wine and dessert reception at the Holtzman Alumni Center. Saturday’s schedule includes lunch, wine and food tastings, and seminars. The program culminates with the Saturday night wine dinner. Participants will stroll through the elegant food stations prepared by the award-winning chefs at the Inn at Virginia Tech and sample wine pairings chosen by industry experts. Attendees will also enjoy the music of a live band as they dance the night away.

Registration and a full program schedule of activities for the “Food for Thought: Exploring Virginia Wine and Fine Cuisine” event is available online.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association’s Drillfield Series is a collection of weekend programs designed for alumni, friends and families and centered on special themes with lodging on campus.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association keeps Hokie Nation connected through networking, services, and involvement. The alumni association has no membership dues and all alumni are members for life. Alumni chapters, reunions, homecomings, communication, advocacy, student engagement, and recognizing excellence among faculty, students, and alumni are hallmarks of our service to the university. The cornerstone of our core values is embodied by the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

This story was written by Gwen Harrington, assistant director of alumni relations.


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