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May 17, 2002

Wine tasting festival set for June 8 in Indianapolis

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The third annual Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival, featuring samples of more than 100 wines from state wineries, will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8 at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis.

"Vintage Indiana is a great way for people to experience the Indiana wineries all in one location," said Sally Linton, marketing director of the Indiana Wine Grape Council.

Activities will include wine tasting with live demonstrations, live music and an interactive area for children. Food from top Indianapolis restaurants also will be available for sampling.

Tickets are on sale at Marsh Supermarkets and at local wineries taking part in the festival. Tickets also may be purchased at the gate the day of the festival. Adult tickets are $15 advance, $18 the day of the festival (ages 21 and over); tickets for designated drivers are $8 advance and at the gate; and tickets for children ages 5 and older are $5.

Everyone attending the festival must show identification at the gate, and designated drivers will receive free non-alcoholic drinks. Additional food and wine are not included in the ticket fee. No pets, outside food or alcohol will be permitted.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Indiana Wine Grape Council, which is under the direction of Purdue University. The council promotes development of Indiana's wine and grape industry.

For more information, call 800-832-WINE.

CONTACT: Sally Linton, (765) 496-3842,; Renee Spencer, festival event services, (317) 327-7290,

Writer: Andrea Campbell, (765) 494-8402,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722; Beth Forbes,;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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