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Beer will join wine and appetizers as the third annual Viva Vino celebration at the Dante Club.

Dante Club breaks out the wine and beer

Published: Thursday, May. 1, 2014 - 9:20 am

The 88-year-old Dante Club is looking good for its age. It’s long been a local icon and top destination for social gatherings and fund-raisers.

If you want to taste some brew and vino, and munch on Italian-accented appetizers, the club’s next event will be the third annual Viva Vino celebration. It will benefit the club’s scholarship fund. All that sipping and noshing will be accompanied by live music and art displays. Plus lots of schmoozing.

The event is 1 to 4 p.m. May 18 at 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 925-8230. Tickets are $20 at, or call (916) 747-0035. Children admitted free.

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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