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Craft Spirited Events at Colorado Beer and Wine Venues

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Tap into Colorado's burgeoning beer and wine scene for gatherings with a local touch.

Donate to PAMPI's Annual Auction

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The Philadelphia Area Chapter Meeting Professionals International is gearing up for its 28th Annual Silent Auction.

The auction, which will take place on Dec. 9 from 5–8:30 p.m. at the Touchdown Club at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, raises money for the organization to help further education and give industry professionals a way to connect. 

Foodie Culture Hits Gettysburg

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The Civil War may be the first thing that comes to one’s mind when thinking of Gettysburg, but a close second should be the food offerings available to the nearly 3.7 million visitors and thousands of meeting and conference attendees each year.

Winter Is in the Air

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All planners know the importance of looking ahead—the earlier the details fall into place, the less stress one has to deal with as the event nears.

A smattering of event venues have started holding receptions decorated for holiday parties to give planners an idea of what a holiday event would look like there and to have soirees booked far in advance. We know Christmas in July sounds crazy, but it really is a planner’s dream. With all the heat and sunshine, winter feels light-years away.

5 Fab Local Wineries and Vineyards Provide Taste for Your Next Event

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The wine industry has exploded in Pennsylvania. From humble beginnings, the number of wineries has increased from as few as 12 in 1976 to over 200 in 2014. Pennsylvania now ranks fifth nationally in terms of grape production. There are six distinctly different regions, and five American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).

Signature Drink - The Local

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The cocktails at Local Kitchen and Bar in Ferndale change seasonally, but its classic drink, The Local, is a favorite all year long.

INGREDIENTS:
—1.5 oz. Bulleit Rye whiskey
—1 oz. simple syrup
—1 oz. lemon juice
—A shot of malbec wine

INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix whiskey, simple syrup and lemon juice and finish with the shot of wine.

Courtesy of LOCAL KITCHEN & BAR // 248.291.5650

Demystifying Wine for the Meeting Planner

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Did you know there are roughly 1,300 different grape varietals that are used for commercial wine production today? Wine is made in all 50 states, and on almost every continent. Some grapes are clones of one another, while others have different names in different places. A syrah grape in the Rhone region of France is genetically the same as the shiraz grown in Australia’s Barossa Valley, although the wines will be nothing at all alike due to differences in climate and winemaking techniques. Better restaurants may have as many as 10,000 bottles in their wine cellar.

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