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Wine Tasting Benefits Columbia College Program

The Columbia College Foundation will host the 42nd Annual Columbia Wine Tasting – a benefit event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 to support the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program.

Guests will be able to sample premium wines from more than 70 wineries, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by students enrolled in the Columbia College Hospitality Management Program.

Organizers have added a fun new event this year – a culinary competition matching local professional chefs in a live cook-off where judges will select winners and the audience can sample the results. Participants confirmed so far include chefs from CiBO in Twain Harte, The Service Station in Jamestown and Christopher’s at the City Hotel in Columbia. Local radio personality Maryann Curmi will emcee the competition.

Guests will also receive lodging discounts in Tuolumne County from participating lodging partners, including Barretta Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Western Plus Sonora Oaks Hotel, Columbia City Hotel, 1859 Historic National Hotel and Lazy Z Resort.

The Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau is a sponsor for this year’s event.