Wines, gourmet food to highlight evening at Wright-Patt Club

Every year Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Army & Air Force Exchange Service partners with the Wright-Patterson Club to hold a wine and culinary experience that would make Napa Valley proud. More than 175 different wines will be available for tasting Oct. 11 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

AAFES staff begins early in the morning the day of the event, moving pallets full of wine boxes into the club. The night’s event offer guests the chance to sample wines from a number of prominent regions both in the United States and abroad. The selection of wines include reds, whites and sparkling, ranging from sweet to dry and everything in between.

Behind the scenes, the club kitchen staff is preparing for the gourmet spread they provide every year. The menu consists of a carving station with turkey and beef and a seafood station with cocktail shrimp, lobster crostini’s, sushi and smoked salmon. A variety of artisan breads and gourmet cheeses will be served to complement a number of wine varietals. Hors d’oeuvres of all kinds, vegetarian options and a selection of desserts will also be served.

Wines are available for purchase, as well as a number of gift sets AAFES offers. Wright-Patterson AFB engraved bottles will be on hand for that special occasion.

Blanton’s, an award-winning bourbon made by the Buffalo Trace Distillery, is popular with bourbon connoisseurs alike. This bourbon is so popular that acquiring a bottle is not easy, but a few may be available that evening.

Those not wanting to drink wine will have access to a full bar and can partake in a few bourbon tastings.

Tickets are available for purchase at either AAFES or the Wright-Patt Club. Pricing for tickets are $45 for club members and $55 for non-members. After Oct. 4, pricing rises to $55 for club members and $65 for non-members. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

For additional information, call the club at 937-522-2160.

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