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    It's the Most Wonderful "Wine" of the Year
    hosted by
    Phil Tartaglione ’74
    Friday, December 4, 2020
    7:00 p.m.
    Register and purchase your wine now! 

    Gather your friends and family for a
    Saint Francis holiday event like no other!
    Phil Tartaglione ’74 is bringing his
    always-popular Alumni Weekend wine tasting to
    your home with an online event sponsored by
    the Saint Francis University Alumni Association and
    the Office of Alumni Engagement.

    This event is FREE to join,
    although you must register ahead of time.
    All registrants are responsible for purchasing their own wine,
    which we have made convenient and affordable to do.

    We have partnered with Wine ’Til Sold Out, 
    who are offering all four wines in one package for
    only $69.99, a price offered exclusively to
    Saint Francis University alumni and friends!

    You will be sent the special purchase link once
    you have registered for the event. 

    Register and purchase your wine now!

    Phil will take you and your guests on a
    tasting tour through four wines:

     • Aimery Cremant de Limoux Rose Brut
    • Jean Paul Picard & Fils Sancerre 2019
    • Robert Stemmler “Nugent Vineyard"
    Russian River Pinot Noir 2018
    • Michel-Schlumberger "Gold Collection"
    Alexander Valley Cab. Sauv. 2018

    Register and purchase your wine by clicking here.

    While registrations will be accepted up to the day of the webinar,
    to ensure your wine arrives in time
    we encourage everyone to register no later than
    Sunday, November 22. 

    Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at
    814-472-3015 or at

    Due to licensing restrictions, Wine 'Til Sold Out unfortunately cannot ship to the following states: Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, South Dakota and Utah. 


    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!