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Vino Scholastico

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Raise a Glass, Raise a Scholarship. 100% of sponsorships for Vino Scholastico go to support college programs and students in need. Without aid, many students would be unable to afford to pursue their education. In 2016, 48% of HCC students needed some form of financial support. The Howard Community College Educational Foundation provides funds for scholarships, grants, and programs that benefit college students in a variety of ways. Learn more about how sponsorship dollars are allocated.

The Event

The evening starts with a limited seating presentation by Ridgeback Wines of South Africa. Ridgeback Wines offers the connoisseur a wine tasting and enjoyable experience that is rooted in award-winning quality, as evidenced by an extensive list of accolades.  Learn from these wine enthusiasts as they share their secrets and the passion behind their wine. Enjoy select tastings from Ridgeback Wines and opportunities to ask questions.

To follow, a chic evening full of fine wines craft beers, and spirits. Gourmet food selections will be provided by local and regional restaurants including: Baldwin's StationGlory Days, Grotto Pizza, Houlihan'sMango Grove, Ranazul, Seasons 52Tino's Italian Bistro, and Whole Foods. Delectable desserts will be created by HCC's culinary program with hot coffee provided by Putting on the Ritz Catering.

This must-attend event brings the community together to support and celebrate education.

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Vino Black Bag Drawing: Helping Celebrate Columbia's 50th Birthday. 50 Years. 50 Bottles. $50 Each

For $50 receive a bottle of wine and the opportunity to win the "Connoisseur Collection," a variety of distinctive wines, craft beers, spirits, and gift certificates to area restaurants. (collection value approximately $500). Winning ticket drawn at the event, Friday, April 28, 2017. Winner need not be present to win.

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