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DeSales Uncorked 2019

Second Annual Wine Auction and Dinner to benefit the DeSales University Student Scholarship and Financial Aid Fund.

An evening filled with tastings, dinner, fine wine, silent and live auction. Space is limited to 200 guests.

Register for DeSales Uncorked

The University thanks you for your generosity.

Thursday, October 3, 2019


6:00pm to 9:30pm


Renaissance Allentown Hotel


Price: $200 per person


Business Attire

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Host: Joe Spellman, Master Sommelier

Justin Vineyards & Winery, Paso Robles, California. Earlier he worked as the Director of Education- Joseph Phelps Vineyards. He is currently the National Accounts Manager of Justin Vineyards & Winery / Landmark Vineyards.

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Reception Host and Sponsor: Tom McGarvey

Trinchero Family Estates, Napa Valley, California. Tom McGarvey is the division manager for Trinchero Family Estates.

Live Auction Items

Villa-uncorked

Villa Laura, Tuscany, Italy

Donated by: Dave & Trina Rothrock
Value: $15,000
Saturday, March 28 to Saturday, April 4, 2020
Rental for 10 people

Villa Laura is a beautifully restored 17th century estate just outside the walls of Cortona, Tuscany. The property dates back to 600 AD and built on over the centuries. There are three buildings, the Villa, Farmhouse and Limonaia. In 2003, known as Bramasole, it was the set for the famous film “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Lovingly restored and is now one of the most beautiful villas to rent in Cortona. In addition to the villa rental, the Rothrocks will provide:

  • A welcome lunch and wine service prepared by their private chef.
  • A mid-week private wine tasting by their personal sommelier, followed by a multi-course wine dinner, hosted by David and Trina, who will be on-premises.
  • Personal trip consultation and itinerary arrangements by Trina (transport from airport, bicycle tour, private winery tours, tour of Cortona, etc.)
  • Trip will take place from Saturday, March 28th to Saturday, April 4th allowing guests the option of being in Rome for Palm Sunday (Sunday, April 5th)!
Justin Winery Napa Valley

A Day in Napa Valley

Generously donated by Trinchero Family Estates
Value: Priceless

Once in a lifetime, behind the scenes visit through Trinchero Napa Valley Winery for up to 8 people.

  • One-on-one tour and Q&A with a TFE wine educator
  • Behind the scenes visit of TNV caves and barrel room
  • Private tasting with Trinchero award winning Napa Valley wines.
  • Lunch and a game of bocce while over-looking the acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards of Trinchero.
  • Reservations are required an subject to availability
  • Please make your reservation at least 4 months in advance
  • This offer excludes the months of August, September and October
  • No pets allowed
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In-Home Wine & Food Pairing For Up to 10 People

Wine donated by Tom McGarvey, Trinchero Family Estates
Value: $1,000

Hors d'oeuvres donated by Sodexo 
Value: $300

  • Includes various styles of Napa Valley wines. Each wine comes with a 90 point (or higher) score from the industry’s most influential wine publications.
  • With nearly 30 years’ experience, Trinchero Division Manager and CSW Tom McGarvey will entertain your guests with a personal look into these award winning wines.
  • Sodexo Food Service will serve several upscale appetizers to compliment Trinchero wines.
  • This event will take place on a mutually agreed upon date.
New York Giants

2 Giants Tickets & Coach's Club

Donated By: Judith A. Harris, Esq.
Value: $1,500

See Saquon Barkley as a Giant at the home game of your choice during the 2019-20 season at Meadowlands Stadium. Enjoy two seats in the 5th row on the 45-yard line and the fabulous coach’s club amenities which include the following:

  • Access to the post-game press conference in Coach’s Club
  • Continuous buffet before, during and after game
  • Private entrance to stadium
  • Special viewing area behind the Giant’s bench
  • Premium parking
4 bottles of wine

Wines from the Cellers

Donated By: Doug Brown & Ted Zeller, Esq.
Value: $1,200

  • Caymus Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon  
  • Heitz Wine Cellars 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Nebro 2008 Finca Villacreces
  • Beringer Private Reserve 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1997 1.5L Luce super Tuscan - Mortalcino, Toscana - Sangiovese & Merlot
  • 1997 CLOS DU VAL Reserve - Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon

This unique wine lot is a combination of some of the finest wines from the personal cellars of the DeSales Uncorked Wine Committee. Each wine is a personal favorite, a special vintage – whites, reds, sparklings – wines for every palate and every occasion!

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2 Billy Joel NYC Concert Tickets at Madison Square Garden, J&J Luxury Transporation, and dinner for 2 at Nobu Fifty Seven Japanese Restaurant on Friday, November 15th. 

Donated By: Chris Manganelli, ’98

Transportation Donated By:J&J Luxury Transportation

NoBu Japanese Dinner Donated By: Tim Reedy ’88

Value: Priceless

Enjoy a live concert at Madison Square Garden with famous American singer-songwriter, composer, and piantist...BILLY JOEL. 

Arrive in comfort via J&J Luxury Transportation. You will ride in clean, safe, modern vehicles, on time, operated by experienced, professional and courteous drivers,

Stop before the concert and enjoy a fantastic dinner for 2 at Nobu, the "over-the-top" 4.6 Zagat Rated Japanese-Peruvian upscale powerhouse which continues to draw a "happening" crowd with "knowledgable" servers providing "standout" specialties. 

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Wine & Gourmet Dinner with DeSales University President, Rev. James Greenfield, OSFS ’84 for 6 people

Donated By: DeSales University
Value: Priceless

Join us for a fine dining experience at DeSales University prepared by Chef John from Sodexo. Six guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a 3 course dinner with Rev. Greenfield. Wine and alcohol will be provided.

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Wine & Gourmet Dinner for 6 people at the Steel Club

Donated By: The Steel Club and Steve DiDonato, The Wine Merchant
Value: $1,200

The Beam Yard is a truly unique space with steel industry design elements blended with a contemporary design and color palate. Steel beams dating back to the Bethlehem Steel days peak through the intricate coffered ceiling.

 Host an elite dining experience for 6 guests at the Steel Club located in Hellertown. Executive Chef Jeff Wagaman will prepare a gourmet dinner paired with the finest of wines with Steve DiDonato, The Wine Merchant.

Silent Auction Items

Silent Auction tables will be located in the Lobby Area

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COR Cellars Wine Club

Donated By: COR Cellars
Value: $700

As a six bottle member, you will receive two (2) shipments of six bottles a year: one in the fall and one in the spring, showcasing a diversity of their bottlings.

 COR Cellars is located in the Columbia Gorge AVA, a region straddling the borders of Oregon and Washington and spanning temperate rainforest to high desert. It is in this dynamic place that they produce small lots of wine with vivacity and a reverence towards their origins. Their goal is for their bottled wine to represent the youthful energy and enthusiasm that they feel for winemaking.

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Private Tour and Lunch at Justin Vineyards & Winery

Donated By: Justin Vineyards & Winery
Value: $250

  • 2 Guests
  • Private VIP winery tour
  • Private lunch

Tasting and Experiences

 

Enjoy stunning views of our vineyards from our new Tasting Room. JUSTIN offers unique opportunities to learn about and taste our wines, including new vintages and limited releases. Heighten your wine-tasting experience with custom food pairings from our culinary team, or go behind the scenes with one our seasoned wine guides.

Lunch

Lunch is served in their beautifully fully redesigned restaurant which offers the freshest local ingredients in dishes that reflect the changing seasons.

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Winderlea Wine Club

Donated By: Donna Morris & Bill Sweat, Winderlea Winery, Oregon
Value: $700

Winderlea is a boutique winery specializing in the limited production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from Oregon. Crafting elegant, sensuous and age worthy wines for those who view the pairing of wine and food essential to their lifestyle and well being is what Winderlea is all about.

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Bova Food & Wine Basket

Donated By: Bova Food, Chalfont, PA
Value: $300

Basket filled with Italian wines and specialty Italian food

Assorted Wine from Around the World

Assortment of Wine from Around the World

Donated By: Steve DiDonato, The Wine Merchant
Value: $225

  • Rhone Paradoxe Blanc 2016 (France)
  • Christopher Torigny Vouvray 2012 (France)
  • Rudi Wiest Dry Riesling 2016 (Germany)
  • Teruzzi & Puthod 2014 terre di Tufi (Italy)
  • Sean Minor Cabernet 2017 (CA)
  • Casa Silva Carmenere 2017 (Chile)
  • Sagelands Cabernet 2017 Columbia Valley
  • Acrobat Rose of Pinot Noir 2017 (Oregon)
  • La Cala 2016
  • San Michele 2014 (Italy)
Joel Gott Wine Selection

3.L Collector's Autographed Bottle of 815 Cabernet Sauvignon Joel Gott Wine

Donated By: Tom Garvey, Trinchero Family Estates
Value: $200

Joel Gott, the founder of Joel Gott Wines, is a fourth-generation California vintner, a lover of great food, and entrepreneur and an athlete.

Since Joel Gott Wines started in 1996, they have selected the best fruit from growing regions in California, Oregon, and Washington, which they blend to create more balanced, clean, complex, and elegant wines.

Assorted Wines from Trinchero

Assortment of Wines from Around the World

Donated By: Tom McGarvey, Trinchero Family Estates
Value: $250

Be surprised and delighted each time you open one of these exclusive wines from around the world. Basket includes 8 wines that have each earned 90 points (or higher) rating from the most credible reviewers in the business! 

Wine Magnum

Magnum bottle of Camigliano Brunello di Montalcino

Donated By: VIAS Imports
Value: $150

A wealth of fruit yet the wine remains fresh and vivid with blueberry and black cherry character. Some bark and dried earth. Full body, integrated tannins and a flavorful finish.

The elegance and harmonic body of the wine permit its combination with many complex and complicated dishes such as red meat, feathered and furry game. Brunello is also excellent with cheeses, especially parmesan and Tuscan pecorino. Because of its characteristics, Brunello is also a pleasant meditation wine.

Cheer and Wine Lover Basket

Cheer & Wine Lover's Basket

Donated By: DSU Golf Committee Members
Value: $100

  • Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
  • Chateau de La Noblesse Bandol
  • Southern Comfort
  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Chambord
  • DiSaronno

Asian Pears Wine


Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear Dessert Wine & Gourmet Asian Pears

Donated By: Subarashii Kudamono
Value: $50

Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear wine is uniquely crafted from delicious gourmet Asian Pears grown during our harvest in the lush countryside of Pennsylvania. Lightly sweet, this soft white wine captures the essence of Asian Pears as well as hints of pleasantly familiar nectars. From local grower Subarashii Kudamono, a delicious box of fresh, gourmet Asian Pears “peared” with a bottle of Asian Pear Dessert Wine. The penultimate dessert pair.

 

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Assorted Beer Basket

Donated By: Susan Dale ’83, Spinnerstown Hotel
Value: $100

Backyard BBQ picnic

 

Backyard BBQ picnic by Sodexo for 25 people

Donated by: Sodexo
Value: $350

1/3 lb. hamburgers and rolls – all beef hot dogs and rolls – veggie burgers and rolls – chicken breast or pulled pork BBQ – condiments – lettuce, tomato, onions (diced & sliced) – homemade potato chips – seasonal relish tray – pasta salad – potato salad – watermelon – brownies & cookies – ice tea – lemonade – bottled water

Chalis

Traveling Chalis

Donated By: Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS
Value: priceless

DeSales University’s Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, (Vice President for Mission) will travel to your home or destination of choice to celebrate a Mass with you and your loved ones. This provides a memorable opportunity to renew your wedding vows, celebrate a special anniversary, birthday, or other noteworthy occasion with you and your loved ones. Travel destination and date selected to be mutually agreeable.

Support A Student 

  • Level 1: $1,000
  • Level 2: $750
  • Level 3: $500
  • Level 4: $250
  • Level 5: $200
  • Level 6: $150
  • Level 7: $100
  • Level 8: $75
  • Level 9: $50
Golfing

Golf for Four

Donated By: DeSales University
Value: $2,500

Afternoon for four people at the DeSales University Golf Tournament at Brookside Country Club on June 8, 2020.

  • Includes 4 golfers in the afternoon flight on Monday, June 8, 2020
  • Includes lunch, cocktails, and dinner
  • Includes open bar all day long
  • Includes on-course beverages and snacks
Lehigh Country Club

Golf Lessons

Donated By: Wayne Phillips
Value: $225

Short game Golf Lessons – 4 lesson package with Lehigh Country Club golf pro, Wayne Phillips

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Ladies Bulova Watch

Donated By: Susan Bella Linkski ’98, Susan Bella Jewelry
Value: $295

Timeless elegance. White, rectangular face and diamond accents

Oliva Cigars

Box of 48 Oliva Cigars (Maduro Selection)

Donated By: Link Beverages and Cigar Shop
Value: $214

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Eight person private tour at Social Still Distillery in Bethlehem

Donated By: The Social Still
Value: $100

Bring your friends along to learn what it takes to craft fine spirits! We will walk you through the steps of the distilling process, from the grain to the glass. Sample spirits from the Lehigh Valley’s first distillery since prohibition! Tours are available Saturdays at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Oliva Cigars

Box of 48 Oliva Cigars (Maduro Selection)

Donated By: Link Beverages and Cigar Shop
Value: $214

Oliva Aged Cigars

Box of 48 Oliva Cigars (Aged Selection)

Donated By: Link Beverages and Cigar Shop
Value: $214

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Firearms Training Course

Donated By: Mark Walter
Value: $150

Pick only ONE of the following firearms training courses:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • NRA Basic Rifle Shooting Course
  • NRA Basic Shotgun Shooting Course
  • USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals
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State Theatre & Bayou

Donated By: State Theatre & Bayou
Value: $100

2 - $25 gift cards to the State Theatre & $50 Gift card to The Bayou Restaurant

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USGA 4 Museum & Putting Green Passes

Donated By: Todd Mazurick ’92
Value: $60

The United States Golf Association Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History is home to the world’s premier collection of golf artifacts and memorabilia. It is located adjacent to the United States Golf Association’s headquarters in Far Hills, in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. he USGA Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pynes Course is open from April through November during normal hours of operation, weather permitting. Visitors should allow 30 minutes to play the nine-hole course. Putters are provided by the Museum and a souvenir golf ball is included with the green fee. Appropriate footwear is required—no high heels or heavy-soled boots will be permitted.

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Boos Rock Wine Club

Enjoy a sample of Boos Rock Wines and inquire for purchase.

Wine Cork Raffle

FIRST PRIZE:

A collection of 12 quality wines from every part of the globe
Compliments of Steve DiDonato, The Wine Merchant

$200 gift card from Torre / Blue / Melt

$150 gift card to The Dime
$50 gift card to Zest
Brunch for 4 at Hotel Bethlehem
$100 gift card to the River Grille
$50 gift card to Grille 3501

SECOND PRIZE:

A private Air Products suite at an IronPigs game
$100 gift card to Bell Hall Restaurant
A private Air Products suite at a Phantoms game

THIRD PRIZE:

 

A collection of 8 quality wines from every part of the globe
Compliments of Steve DiDonato, The Wine Merchant

$150 gift card to The Hamilton
$50 gift card to The Shelby
$100 gift card to the Spinnerstown Hotel

FOURTH PRIZE:

4 bottles of wine
Season Tap Room Basket
Maple Springs Wine Basket

Thank You to Our Planning Committee

John Boylan ’82

W. Douglas Brown

Larry Camilli

Kevin Campbell

Steve DiDonato

Joel Gilley

Laurie Hackett

Steve Mussoline

Rev. Kevin Nadolski, OSFS

J.B. Reilly

Tom Roth

Victor Salicetti

John Stanley

Bill Stueber ’82

Ed Topper

Ted Zeller, Esq.

Mission

The mission of DeSales University is to provide men and women with quality higher education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism as developed by Saint Francis de Sales and his spiritual heirs. The University imparts knowledge about and develops talents for personal, familial, and societal living. DeSales University enriches the human community and enhances the dignity of the individual through its educational endeavors. In its work, the University fosters a vital and respectful dialogue between Roman Catholic faith and human culture.