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    Virtual Wine Tasting

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    Registration is now closed for
    The Most Wonderful “Wine” of the Year,
    our first-ever virtual wine tasting!

    Friday, December 4,
    7:00 p.m. EST

    The link to join us on Friday is:

     The passcode is: 18472020

    We'll have a live Q&A with 
    Phil Tartaglione '74 after the tasting,
    so text your wine questions 
    during the presentation to

    We do not anticipate any technical issues with the live stream.
    However, at 7:15 p.m. on Friday we will email all registrants
    a “backup” link to the pre-recorded tasting portion so that
    you can still enjoy the main event should you have
    any problems accessing the live stream.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at
    814-472-3015 or at

    We look forward to bringing this event to your home very soon!


    Phil T

    Phil Tartaglione has been involved in the wine and spirits industry for over 40 years. He graduated from then-Saint Francis College in 1974 with a B.A. in History and Secondary Education. After teaching high school history in New Jersey, he moved to Vermont where he took a sales position in 1978 with a wine distributor, and he has never looked back! 

    Upon returning to New Jersey, his career path focused upon the supplier side of the industry, working for Brown-Forman Corporation, Campari USA, King Estate Winery, The Chalone Wine Group, and Lockwood Vineyard. In 2010 he established an independent company to manage the sales and distribution efforts of a select group of winery clients. He operates in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions, and he represents winery clients from California, Washington State, Chile, Spain, and Italy. Phil is currently working on his advanced certifications in wine. He has recently completed the Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s Level 2 certification and is actively working on WSET Level 3.

    To see a list of suggested food pairings assembled by Phil, click here!