Adams Lions Hosting Wine Tasting Benefit

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Lions Club is hosting "Flavors of France," its third annual wine-tasting benefit, at the new home of Gramercy Bistro at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

The event raises funds to support sight-saving projects and local programs for youth, seniors and others. Gramercy Bistro will be reserved for the exclusive enjoyment of benefit patrons on Tuesday, March 23, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gramercy's Chef/Owner, Alexander Smith, will prepare foods from the Rhone, Provence, Burgundy, and Minverois/Languedoc regions of France. Each of the foods will be paired with a French wine and an American wine, so that tasters may compare and contrast how different wines complement foods and vice versa.

Gramercy's Sarah Smith and Mike Geary, a Lion and proprietor of O'Geary's Package Store, will pair the wines. Featured wines may be ordered from O'Geary's the evening of the event. Geary will donate a portion of the proceeds of each bottle purchased to the Adams Lions Club.

Tickets for the Flavors of France Wine Tasting are $45. They are available at Smith Bros. McAndrews Insurance Agency, Inc., 45 Park St., or from committee members Dianne Cutillo at 413-743-9564 or; Art McConnell, 413-743-5379, or Pat Socha, 413-743-2348.

The Adams Lions Club has more than 60 members.

Lions Clubs International has more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at
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