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Park City Wine Club pops the cork on its 2016-17 season

For the past four years, the Park City Wine Club has celebrated wine, educated the public about wine, and given back to the community through various wine-centered events.

The club will pop the corkon its 2016-17 season in October, which happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So the club's president and certified sommelier, Pamela Wood, decided to donate 10 percent of the club's proceeds from all of its events held this month to breast cancer research in Utah.

"I am truly lucky to do what I love and hope many will join me in learning, tasting, celebrating and giving back," Wood said during an email interview with The Park Record.

The first event will be a sit-down dinner at Waldorf Astoria's Powder Restaurant on Friday, Oct. 14.

"We are so excited to work with them," Wood said. "I've had many people ask for a nice, somewhat higher-end experience and, well, here we go."

The event will start at 6:30 p.m. and feature a full wine dinner, with more than five courses prepared by Executive Chef Ryker Brown that will all be paired with wines. 

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"This is a delight for your palate and a way to get out and enjoy the scene before the hustle and bustle of the holidays sets in," Wood said.

The cost is $125 per person. The price includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are necessary and available online at http://www.parkcitywineclub.com.

"And remember PCWC is donating 10 percent of all the proceeds to an amazing cause," Wood said.

For the next event the wine club will continue its November tradition of "Wine, Cheese & Change."

"This is an event that just warms my heart," Wood said. "[It] is a display of cheeses and meats selected by Darcy Swedish of Nosh at The Market, Park City, that are paired with wine to give guests an enjoyable experience. It will also offer ideas for holiday entertaining and all of the upcoming parties."

The club asks those who attend to bring some loose change that will be collected in a bucket.

"All the change is then donated to Quarters for Christmas, a Utah [nonprofit] organization that helps provide children with shoes, jackets and other essentials," Wood explained. "It's win-win for everyone."

"Wine, Cheese & Change" will be held in mid November, and Wood encourages those who are interested in attending to check the Park City Wine Club website later this month for the date.

December will feature two events for the holidays, she said.

The first will be held Friday, Dec. 2.

"The Park City Wine Club will hold its holiday party and this year it will be in the banquet room at Make-a-Wish Foundation in Salt Lake City," Wood said. "I had the opportunity to tour this facility and all I can say is this place is magical."

The cost is $50 per person and the event will start at 6:30 p.m.

"This will be an evening of glitz and glamour, with wine, food, music, fun, prizes and more, and the Park City Wine Club is donating all proceeds to Make-a-Wish Utah," she said.

Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit that grants the wishes of children, living in the United States and its territories who are diagnosed with life-threatening conditions.
"It's not at all your average office building, and the work and wishes that come from the nine staff members and more than 200 volunteers is just amazing," Wood said.

The last 2016 event is still in the planning stages, according to Wood.

"We'll wrap up the year with a local favorite — the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Parallel Wines and PC Wine Club's holiday dinner, which will now be in its fourth year," she said. "This is a great way to spend an evening with friends and really embrace the holiday season."

The date will be finalized in a few days and will be added to the Park City Wine Club's online calendar, she said.

"[It's] so much fun to be in this business and be able to share my passion, teach and enjoy," Wood said.

Park City Wine Club is now accepting reservations for the October Fall Flavors Wine Dinner and the Holiday Party. To make reservations and to become a member, visit http://www.parkcitywineclub.com.

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