PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Saturday’s tenth annual Philadelphia Wine Festival at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown gives folks a chance to sip, talk to wine makers, and raise funds for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia magazine president David Lipson says they will showcase nearly 200 of the world’s finest wineries and 600 wines. He says attendees will be able to mix it up with wine makers from all over the world, including domestic and international names – famous, as well as up and coming regions.

lipson Wine Festival In Center City To Benefit Childrens Hospital Of Philadelphia

David Lipson

“The best way to learn about wine and see what you want to buy is to actually taste them, and ask questions of the wine makers,” Lipson says.

There’s a VIP Tasting beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday and a Grand Tasting beginning at 6:30 p.m., with Philadelphia area restaurants featuring their signature dishes. Tickets range from $125 to $225.

Lipson also points out that a portion of the ticket sales and 100% of the silent auction proceeds will go directly to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“We’re very fortunate to have that institution. What they do for kids in Philadelphia and around the world is spectacular.”

You can hear Steve Tawa’s interview with David Lipson in this CBS Philly At Your Leisure podcast…

Reported by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio

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