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Tim Hanni to Speak in Tri Cities

Thursday, 07 March 2019 12:04
Tim Hanni, holder of the Master of Wine credential, will address Carson College of Business luncheon at Anthony's in Rchland Tim Hanni, holder of the Master of Wine credential, will address Carson College of Business luncheon at Anthony's in Rchland

Taste News Service, March 7, 2019 – Postponed due to heavy snows in February, this year’s Point to Success Brunch has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 30th.  

Tim Hanni was announced as featured speaker for the originally-scheduled gathering. Fortunately, his schedule allows for him to appear on the revised Saturday date.  The event begins at 10 am at Anthony’s Restaurant in Richland and benefits the Carson College of Business at WSU Tri-Cities.

Featured speaker Tim Hanni is an internationally known expert in wine and the wine business and the first person in the U.S. to earn the Master of Wine credential (http://www.timhanni.com/). Dubbed the “Wine Anti-snob” by the Wall Street Journal, Hanni is author of the book, Why you like the Wines you Like.

WSC students Go Cougs PicmonkeyWSC students are the beneficiaries of Point to Success brunch

In what promises to be informative and amusing presentation, the wine maven may cover such topics as how your wine preference may correlate to a dislike of loud restaurants, an affinity for sushi, a dislike of cilantro, a dislike of tags in your clothes, and your mother’s susceptibility to morning sickness. Organizers of the brunch assure us that Tim has developed a short quiz you can take to sort this all out.

The master of ceremonies will be KNDU Television news anchor Tracci Dial and this year’s brunch will include a live auction for some great packages. These include a $25 wine grab, and a fun $10 game of heads-or-tails. Auction items include a private vineyard-to-bottle tour featuring Charlie Hoppes and Dick Boushey; a weeklong stay at a penthouse condo at Punta Mita, near Puerta Vallarta; a stay for four on a Seattle houseboat; a private tasting for twelve at a local distillery; a condo stay for eight at Eagle Crest resort, near Bend; two-night stays at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and the Lodge at Cannon Beach; a summer pool barbecue overlooking the Snake River; a family photo session; a private tour of a submarine conning tower with dinner for eight; and a dinner for eight at a local waterfront home prepared by the Executive Chef of the WSU School of Hospitality and Business Management, Jamie Callison.  There is also a surprise late addition to the auction, a serially-numbered collectable bottle of wine valued at over $500.  The wine grab will include many bottles of wine with retail values greater than $60 and an average value of over $40, including ten 90-pointers and two double gold winners.  The prize package for heads-or-tails includes a $350, 100-point wine. 

As in previous years, Anthony’s is generously donating the space, food, and champagne, so almost all of the money raised goes straight to the Carson College of Business at WSU-TC.

Registration for the event has now re-opened at https://tricities.wsu.edu/ccbbrunch/, $100 per person.

Last modified on Thursday, 07 March 2019 14:26


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