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Executive Director:
Mr. Nate Cross
Northern Ohio Chapter
8001 Sweet Valley Drive, Suite 3
Valley View, OH, 44125
T: (216) 901-2873
F: (216) 901-3225
Northern Ohio Chapter

8th Annual Akron Wine Opener

Event Overview

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Wine Opener Credit

March 1, 2013

VIP 6:00pm

Akron Civic Theatre
182 South Main St. Akron 44308

 All tickets purchased as of Tuesday, February 26th, will be held in your name at the door. 

Online registration is no longer available. Call the chapter office for ticket purchases at 216-475-2873.

The Wine Opener is a national wine tasting series to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held in more than 35 cities, from San Diego to Miami, The Wine Opener will reach an audience of thousands nationwide. Locally, the Akron Wine Opener will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at our new venue- the Akron Civic Theater. The Akron Wine Opener will be a relaxed, yet lively, evening for more than 450 expected guests.

From wine novices to advanced wine enthusiasts, The Wine Opener is a casual and fun evening for all experience levels! SIP GREAT WINES poured by international and domestic wineries sponsored by 750ml Wines. SAVOR GREAT CUISINE presented at festive tasting stations, where the area's hottest chefs prepare their specialties just for you. Along with delicious food and wine pairings, guests will be treated to lively and diverse auctions and entertainment.

Ticket Prices:

General Admission: $65 ($45 tax-deductible)

VIP Admission: $110 ($70 tax-deductible)

General ticket holders receive entrance into the event, all wine and food tastings, a keepsake tasting glass and a tasting journal (the event program).

VIP ticket holders receive all of the above plus a unique gift bag and a special pre-event wine tasting, lead by the wine supplier, and features special wines not available for tasting at the main event.

Click the "Register" button above to purchase tickets.

Important note on attendance for people with CF and their families:
The health and well-being of people with cystic fibrosis is our top priority. Medical evidence shows that certain bacteria can be passed between individuals who have CF and can lead to worse symptoms and speed decline in lung function. To limit the serious risk of cross-infection between people with CF, only one person with CF may be invited to attend the indoor portion of each CF Foundation-sponsored event.  For the outdoor portion of the event, people with CF should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from each other.

Please note: People with CF and their families should be aware that individuals with CF might choose to attend Foundation events or meetings without notifying event organizers. We strongly discourage this; however, we cannot guarantee that only one person with CF will be present at any indoor Foundation event. For more information, please call your local chapter.

To participate:
Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our sponsors:

750 ml



AA Miles For Kids In Need

Akron Childrens Hospital

charles schwabb

97.5 wone

2013 participating restaurants included:

Chowder House Café
D'Agnese's Trattoria and Café
Desert Inn
Earth Fare
Eclectic Edibles
Good to Go in Stow
Hudson's Restaurant
Main Street Gourmet
Max & Erma's
Mr. G's Pizzeria and Wings
Nosh Eatery & Creative Catering
Old Carolina Barbeque Company
Pure DeLite Cupcakes
Sushi on the Roll
Tastefully Simple
The Lockview
among others.