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Six Reasons To Attend The LMU Wine Classic

Now in its 36th year, the LMU Wine Classic has become a must-attend event for Lion alumni looking to reconnect with their alma mater, as well as wine aficionados from across Southern California. Here are six reasons to buy your tickets and raise a glass with us on Sunday, January 29!

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1. Continue a 36-Year Tradition


The LMU Wine Classic was conceived 36 years ago by LMU alumnus Art Carroll ’61, who was looking for a way to give back to his beloved alma mater. A lover of wine with deep connections in the California wine community, he saw no better way to give back than by connecting the vintners he knew to those who also loved and supported LMU. Let’s raise a glass to Art for his 36-year dedication and labor of love!

2. Increase Your Knowledge

The Wine Classic features over 40 of California’s premium wineries, with more than 150 wines available for tasting. Seven of the wineries have an affiliation with LMU through alumni — or parents of alumni or current students — at the helm: Baldacci Family Vineyards, Barnett Winery, Brutocao Cellars, Gamba Vineyards and Winery, Red Cap Vineyards, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards and Zotovich Vineyards.

3. Experience Gersten Without the Game

Opened in 1981, Gersten Pavilion is one of Southern California’s premier athletic facilities and home to the LMU basketball and volleyball teams; it even hosted weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics. The Wine Classic presents a rare opportunity to step out of the stands and onto the Gersten court to pull off your own slam dunk . . . By that we mean a piece of bread into the baked brie ;)

4. Drink with a Purpose

How often do you get to enjoy wine knowing each sip contributes to more than $1 million in student scholarships? By purchasing a ticket to LMU’s Wine Classic you’ll continue the event’s tradition of supporting current and future Lions. Be sure to spread the word . . . Sharing is caring.

5. Reconnect with Friends . . . and Make New Ones

What better way to catch up with your fellow Lions than over a glass of wine, while you take a walk down memory lane to your formative years at LMU or reminisce about all the great times you had in Gersten Pavilion cheering on the basketball and volleyball teams.

6. Compare Tasting Notes with President Snyder

LMU’s 16th president is an avowed oenophile, with an affinity for bold reds. President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., has visited some of California’s wine-growing regions, including Napa Valley where he and First Lady Carol Costello toured St. Francis Winery, a vineyard with LMU alumnus Chris Silva ’86, J.D., ’89 as president and CEO. President Snyder and team have their Wine Classic tickets in hand; do you?

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