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10/29/2019

Former Philadelphia Eagles Player Brian Westbrook to appear at 2019 TASTE! Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits

King of Prussia, PA – The annual 2019 TASTE! Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits, taking place Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Valley Forge Casino Resort will feature Fine Wine & Good Spirits special guest former Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook.

The event features celebrities, up-and-coming chefs, gourmet restaurants, trending new venues, brand-name spirits, fine wines, craft brews, in-demand culinary tools, and savory items for the pantry. TASTE! Philadelphia offers an array of special events and seminars – with some offering reserved VIP seating – to expand attendees’ culinary expertise.

Many of the wines and spirits being sampled throughout the weekend will be available for purchase at the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store. Food will also be available, so attendees may enjoy responsibly. TASTE! Philadelphia attendees can be of any age, but only those at least 21 years old with valid identification may consume alcohol at the event.

Brian Westbrook will appear on Friday, Nov. 1, starting at 7:00 PM. The former NFL running back was drafted by the Eagles in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft after playing for Villanova. He enjoyed an eight-year career with the Eagles, in which he earned two Pro Bowl selections in 2004 and 2007. Westbrook will meet fans near the on-site Fine Wine & Good Spirits store and sign bottles of Crown Royal Regal Apple Canadian Whisky (code 8327; $28.99) and Crown Royal Canadian Whisky with a Football Jersey Bag (code 0298; $28.99).

For more information about the event, including a schedule, visit www.gourmetshows.com/philadelphia/

The PLCB regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol in Pennsylvania, operates more than 600 wine and spirits stores statewide, and licenses 20,000 alcohol producers, retailers, and handlers. The PLCB also works to reduce and prevent dangerous and underage drinking through partnerships with schools, community groups, and licensees. Taxes and store profits – totaling nearly $18.5 billion since the agency’s inception – are returned to Pennsylvania’s General Fund, which finances Pennsylvania’s schools, health and human services programs, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives, among other important public services. The PLCB also provides financial support for the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, other state agencies, and local municipalities across the state. For more information about the PLCB, visit lcb.pa.gov.

MEDIA CONTACT: Shawn M. Kelly, 717.783.8864

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