Event celebrates food and wine by alumni

Sacramento State’s numerous ties to the region’s food and wine providers will be showcased at the inaugural Stinger Wine & Food Classic from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 20 at the Alumni Center. Guests will enjoy an evening tasting wines, coffees and gourmet goodies provided by wineries and food purveyors owned and operated by alumni of Sacramento State. There will also be opportunities to bid on silent auction and raffle items.

Wineries featured include Paradise Ridge, ZD, Lava Cap, Ravenswood, Cosentino, Arrowood, Crystal Basin and Jewel. Restaurants providing food tastings include Dragonfly, Bella Bru, El Patron, Mulvaney's Bank & Loan, Spataro, St. George Hotel, Tarts & Truffles, and Zigato's, among others. Entertainment will be by alumnus Aaron Garner performing at the grand piano.

Proceeds benefit scholarship programs for men’s and women’s athletics at Sacramento State. Tickets are $40 per person and are available by contacting Toni Brown at 278-4263.