[From original press release.]

ANTHONY’S RESTAURANTS HELPED RAISE $18,000 AT THE WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY BLENDED LEARNING RELEASE PARTY BENEFITING THE WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VITICULTURE AND ENOLOGY PROGRAM

Anthony’s Restaurants hosted Washington State University in the third annual Blended Learning Release Party at Budd’s Broiler on March 28, 2018 and assisted in raising over $18,000 for the University’s Viticulture and Enology Program.

Every year, Budd’s Broiler closes its doors and donates all of their service, food and use of the restaurant to host the attendees of this Release Party so that all ticket proceeds go directly to the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception at 5:30pm where the 110 people in attendance were able to taste through the recent vintages of wine and nibble on appetizers that were prepared by Anthony’s. A four-course dinner followed the reception. Tickets were $125 per person.

“Thanks to Anthony’s Restaurants, the WSU Spring Release Party gives us a platform to showcase the WSU Blended Learning wines and celebrate the success of the Viticulture and Enology program while raising money to support our research and teaching programs,” says Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, Director of the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program.

The recent releases of the wines that were presented were:

2017 Dry Rose | Winery Partner: Ancient Lake Wine Company

2016 GSM | Winery Partner: J. Bookwalter Winery

2015 Durif | Winery Partner: Kiona Vineyards

“We consider it such an honor to assist Washington State University in their educational programs and the overall development of the Washington wine industry,” says Budd Gould, founder and owner of Anthony’s Restaurants. “As a supporter of Washington wine for over 30 years, we are proud to provide a venue to showcase the students’ accomplishments and raise money to help advance the education of our future leaders in the Washington wine industry. The WSU Viticulture and Enology program is a huge part of what is going to increasingly elevate the quality of the Washington wine region.”

Since the inception of the Blended Learning Release Party in 2016, Anthony’s has helped raise over $60,000 for the WSU Viticulture & Enology program.