Getting a little taste of Pacific
A fantastic event mixing wine and alumni will be held on the lawn of the Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Taste of Pacific is a chance for students and alumni of all different backgrounds to mingle and sample an array of wines while nibbling on artisan snacks.
Last year, the event debuted on campus and became an instant sensation.
The atmosphere feels akin to a relaxed music festival meets wine tasting setting. With the price of admission at $50, attendees will receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass and the opportunity to reconnect with friends and associates.
Anne Deutschmark ’85 commented, “Taste of Pacific is a signature 2014 Homecoming event you don’t want to miss. I always enjoy the delicious appetizers and exceptional wines, many from UOP alumni vintners. Most importantly, I treasure my time spent visiting with fellow alumni, faculty, students and our extended Pacific community… PRICELESS! Go Tigers!”
The wine supply comes from alumni-run or affiliated wineries and are donated to the school just for this event.
Talk about Tiger pride! Wines to look forward to and their Pacific affiliates:
Barsetti Vineyards – Janis Barsetti Gray ‘72
Canihan Family Cellars – Bill Canihan ‘82
Galante – Jack Galante ‘82
GlenLyon Vineyards and Winery – Squire Fridell ‘64
Klinker Brick – Nicolas Felten ’51 and Farrah (Felten) Jolley ‘09
Loos Family Winery – Brad Loos ’86, Kim (Harkins) Loos ’87, Mark Loos ‘88
Vicarmont Vineyards & Winery – Vic Mettler ‘85
Riaza Wines – Erin (Durst) Taylor ‘99.
While attendees talk and taste, the Brubeck Fellows musical group will perform smooth jazz. This five-piece band attends The Brubeck Institute of Music right here in Stockton.
Earning a Brubeck Fellowship is an exciting indoctrination into a prestigious society of musicians. Each year, five elite musicians are brought together to present jazz standards with complexity and sheer beauty.
Another musical group scheduled to perform is the Pacific Stocktones, a completely student-run A capella group. Comprised of roughly 20 members, this group arranges music of all genres to create a fun and entertaining atmosphere.
The talented bunch will be promoting their Christmas album, “Christmas at Pacific,” recorded and produced by Pacific’s student-run Pac Ave Records.
If you have a taste for wine, good tunes and good company, then head to Taste of Pacific for a guaranteed great experience.
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