Friday, May 28, 2010

Coach Dick Vermeil Sells out Wine Tasting at Morris Arboretum

On Thursday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30pm, Morris Arboretum held a special evening of wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres hosted by Dick Vermeil, legendary football coach. The event was sold out. Attendees enjoyed wines that were specially chosen from Vermeil Wines, Dick Vermeil’s Napa Valley family estate.

Marc Rayfield, Vice President CBS Broadcasting, Dick Vermeil and Paul Meyer, F. Otto Haas Director of the Morris Arboretum.

While virtually everyone knows Dick as a Super Bowl winning head coach, he is also a passionate winemaker who influential wine critic Robert Parker has called a “great success” and a winemaker to watch. Ironically, the vineyard Dick now owns at the northern end of the valley is the one where he was born, which fell out of the Vermeil family’s control nearly 50 years ago.

Coach Vermeil engaged audiences about stories about his family vineyard, which he interwove with tales about his days as football coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

CBS KYW3 was also here last night to check out the event, watch the clip here:

Check out these great articles that review the evening:
"Dick Vermeil continues winning ways at Philadelphia wine event" in the Philadelphia Wine Examiner by Jeff Alexander

"Former Eagles coach brings his fine wines to Morris Arboretum" in Montgomery News by Joe Barron

Take a look at some images from last night:

Enjoying the wine tasting with Dick Vermeil and friends. 

Dick Vermeil with his wife, Carol, enjoying the evening.

Marc Rayfield and Dick Vermeil explain the different Vermeil Wines 

Dick Vermeil talks with Larry Kane, Emmy Award winning Philadelphian journalist.

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