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Johns Hopkins University
901 South Bond Street, Suite 540
Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920

May 5, 2008
CONTACT: Heather Egan Stalfort
(410) 516-0341 ext. 17

"Vino Veneto" at Homewood Museum
12th Annual Evening of Traditional Beverages

The Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Museum again will strike the perfect balance between libations and learning at its 12th annual "Evening of Traditional Beverages: Vino Veneto," at 6 p.m., on Friday, June 6.

The event will be held on the lawn of Homewood Museum, located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore (rain location is the Glass Pavilion in Levering Union). Admission is $20 for Homewood members and $25 for non-members. Due to the popularity of the event, reservations are required. Call (410) 516-5589 for reservations and directions; parking will be provided at nearby University Baptist Church.

This year's event, dedicated to the wines of northeastern Italy's Veneto region, celebrates the fifth centenary of architect Andrea Palladio (1508-2008), whose country villas there later inspired Homewood's building design.

At the annual Homewood Museum event, which combines history with an al fresco cocktail party, wine enthusiast Bill Corace will discuss wine making in the Veneto, the vine-covered section of Italy between Verona and Venice. This region produces more varieties of wine than any other in Italy, some among the world's best.

Guests will enjoy a sampling of four of the Veneto's most important wines, including Prosecco, Soave, Valpolicella, and Amarone, and hors d'oeuvres provided by Donna's. Andy Bienstock, WYPR-FM's program director, will serve as master of ceremonies.

About Homewood Museum

A National Historic Landmark built in 1801 by Charles Carroll Jr. and one of the nation's best surviving examples of Federal period architecture, Homewood Museum is known for its elegant proportions, extravagant details, and superb collection of American decorative arts. The museum is open for guided tours on the half-hour 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30). It is located on the Homewood campus of The Johns Hopkins University at 3400 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. For general information, the public may call 410- 516-5589 or visit www.museums.jhu.edu.