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Cheers! Catholic Charities hosts 13th Annual d’Vine Affair
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 by Communications

Chicago’s Premier Wine Tasting Event benefiting Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs

On Sunday, January 26th, 2014 from 2 to 6 p.m., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago hosts the 13th Annual d’Vine Affair, a premier wine tasting event held at the Union League Club of Chicago! Benefiting Catholic Charities self-sufficiency programs, the event will feature educational seminars, tastings a silent auction and a prize raffle followed by an optional three-course dinner.

Expecting more than 500 attendees, the annual event is hosted by Monsignor Michael M. Boland, President of Catholic Charities, along with event founders Joseph and Helen Glunz of Louis Glunz Wines, Inc. and co-chairs John and Teddi Scholz.

“Our self-sufficiency programs, which help break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and welfare through case management and employment training, continue to grow in need with hundreds of people assisted in these programs in the last year,” said Monsignor Boland. “The d’Vine Affair directly benefits these vital programs.”

Boosting 250 different wines from around the world, guests will be able to sample wines from more than 90 vintners, many of which will be poured by the vintners themselves, along with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and desserts. From 1:30 to
2:30 p.m., wine-appreciation seminars will be conducted by sommeliers Patrick W. Fegan and Bob Bansberg, where guests can ask questions, take notes and learn more about their favorite varieties!

The silent auction will showcase an amazing array of wine and other items, plus a raffle drawing will give guests a chance to stock up their own wine cellar! All proceeds from the event will go towards benefitting the self-sufficiency programs. Last year’s event raised more than $103,000 for Catholic Charities Self-Sufficiency Programs.

The Union League Club of Chicago is located at 65 W. Jackson. Tickets are $125, with an additional $80 for the 3-Course Dinner. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

About Catholic Charities
Helping people in need for more than 96 years, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of  the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting more than one million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background.  Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.

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