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Preston's launches Wine Society


A seated group of people tasting wines. Max Kiebach, right, food and beverage director at The Inn at Virginia Tech, tastes wines with, from left, Dan Layman and Kirsten Holzman of the Prince Michel Vineyards.

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 22, 2012 – The Inn at Virginia Tech's fine-dining restaurant is launching a Wine Society that will entitle members to free education-and-tasting events as well as glassware and a gift certificate toward a meal at Preston's.

"Benefits to members include no corkage fee for Preston's diners who bring their own bottles to the restaurant. They will also have access to our Secret List," says Max Kiebach, food and beverage director at The Inn at Virginia Tech. "The Secret List consists of wines that may be hard to find but are highly sought after, and we’re offering them to Wine Society members at deeply discounted rates."

Six wine-tasting events will be free to members, who will also be eligible to sign up for small-group dinners that pair wines with fresh local foods prepared by Preston's executive chef, Jason Smith.

Annual membership fee is $39 for singles and $49 for couples. Call 540-231-0120 for more details.

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