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Thanks to the 2017 event sponsors:
* CFE Media LLC
* Susan Bragg, Baird & Warner
* Timothy Shea, Realtor of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
* HBK Engineering
* Foremost Liquor Center

2017 Stems and Steins™
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 3 to 6:30 p.m.

5624 N. Newark Ave., Chicago IL 60631

The 10th annual Stems and Steins fund-raiser includes 3.5 hours of unlimited wine or beer tastings, with 50 beers or 50 wines available. Advance tickets (through Aug. 31) are $55 per person. Starting Sept. 1, tickets are $65 per person. Tickets are on sale now!

Sample wine list from 2016: Borsao Berola, Borja, Spain; 2013 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand; Locations F, Rhone and Bordeaux, France; 2012 Scotto Cellars Anthony & Dominic Napa Valley Pinot Noir, Walnut Creek, Calif.; Rutherford Chardonnay, St. Helena, Calif.; 2011 Koehler-Ruprecht Kallstadter Saumagen Riesling Spatlese, Germany; Charles Smith “Boom Boom!” Syrah, Walla Walla, Wash.; and Caymus Cabernet 40th Anniversary Bottling 2012, Rutherford, Calif..

Sample beer list from 2016: Stiegl Grapefruit Radler, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, Two Brothers Dog Days, Oskar Blues Brewery Mama's Little Yella Pils, Finch's Beer Co. Secret Stache Robust Stout, Baderbrau Brewing Co. Oktoberfest, Revolution Brewing Eugene Porter, and Boulevard Brewing Co. Pop-Up Session IPA.

All tastings are outdoors; silent auction and raffle are inside.Treat yourself to a self-serve buffet of hors d'oeuvres, pretzels and mustard, pizza, cheese and crackers, a silent auction, and instant-win raffle on the expansive grounds of the Noble-Seymour-Crippen House.

The event features a huge silent auction at which you can bid on wine or beer baskets and gifts, sports memorabilia, dance and theater tickets, lessons and memberships, and many other items. Feeling lucky? Instant-win raffle winners take home a "mystery" bottle of booze, which may also include airline tickets, restaurant gift certificates, gift cards, and other exciting prizes. Raffle tickets are $10 each (cash only, and you must be present to win). The silent auction and raffle close at 6 p.m.

Attendees must be 21 to enter. No children allowed. Reservations will be held at will-call at the door. Absolutely no refunds.

You may order each of the wines or beers you taste from the liquor vendor, Foremost Liquor Center 5301 N. Milwaukee Ave., at the end of the evening. A $20 cash deposit is required to place an order.

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