Sample dozens of wines while enjoying appetizers fresh from the kitchen at the Rotary Wine Tasting Gala at 5:30, Thursday, December 11 at Sunset Foods in Long Grove. Upon entering, you will receive a wine glass for sampling that you may keep after you have selected those wines you fancy. There is special event wine pricing available if you wish to purchase a single bottle or cases of your favorites. Additionally, there will be gift baskets for sale.

The evening is sponsored by Sunset Foods benefiting the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove. Tickets are available online at and at the Long Grove Sunset Foods customer service desk. Pre-sales are $40. Otherwise, $50 on the day of the event. Your ticket also enters you into a raffle for a wine package valued at over $500 which includes one bottle of each of the featured tasting wines, wine glasses, a carafe and more. You need not be present to win.

Rotary is the world’s first and largest service organization whose members form a global network of business, professional, and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful humanitarian service projects characterize Rotary worldwide. Rotary International is working to eradicate polio, end poverty and promote world peace and cultural understanding.

Buffalo Grove Rotary supports many local charities and community initiatives including hunger relief, safety programs, park improvements, Special Olympics, school programs, and student exchanges. Beyond their local efforts, its members have travelled to global service projects that include providing fresh water in Africa, development projects for schools in the Guatemalan jungle, and immunization efforts to eradicate polio in India and Nigeria.

Consider your role in making a difference in our community and world. Rotarians' actions support noble causes. Your efforts can too. We meet at Lou Malnati's at 12:15 on Thursdays. More info at or email

Get your tickets today. The dress is casual. The wine is delightful. The food is delicious. The event benefits our community and beyond. See you there.