Get Ready for Virtual Toast to the USD Wine Classic July 11

The 12th annual USD Wine Classic 2020 is July 11Purchasing a USD Wine Classic Toast Box (wine not included) is one way to support scholarships for Torero students. The 2020 USD Wine Classic will be a virtual event on July 11.

The 12th annual University of San Diego Wine Classic looks a bit different in 2020 than in years past —it's a virtual event this time — but there’s still the presence of wine, wine glasses, auctions and having a good time with fellow Toreros while raising funds to support scholarships for deserving students.

Taking place this Saturday, July 11 from 4:45 to 6 p.m. all participants interested in joining us for “a toast from coast to coast,” can do so by registering for free on the USD Wine Classic website. A link to view the event will be provided upon registering for the event.

The USD Alumni Association’s signature scholarship fundraising event — it has raised more than $640,000 in net proceeds for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund — has many ways for you to enjoy this Torero Tradition.

There is an online auction to bid on items now through July 11 as well as a live auction (see preview) featuring exclusive wine tastings, adventures and unique experiences and more. Online shoppers can browse and purchase items in the Marketplace. Here is where you can support USD-affiliated wineries, restaurants and retail stores. Participating businesses are offering discounts and special pricing to guests while also donating a portion of their sales back to USD. There is also a participant raffle and each registration included one ticket.

New this year due to the virtual format are USD Wine Classic Toast Boxes. A Toast Box for One is $40 and the Toast Box for Two is $75. Enclosed in each box is one or two 2020 Wine Classic Etched Wine Glass, a Wine Classic-branded corkscrew bottle opener, a Beechwood Top Bottle Cork Wine Stopper, a surprise delectable treat to pair with your wine (not included in the toast box), a one-of-a-kind USD Wine Classic trivia game card, special USD Wine Classic-affiliated winery information, fun wine swag to participate in a virtual toast and two (box for one) or four (box for two) additional entries in the participant raffle.

The deadline to have a toast box shipped to your home in time for the Wine Classic event has passed. Boxes, however, are being sold until July 11 or until supplies last. Click here and follow the steps to purchase a toast box

For additional information, go to the USD Wine Classic website.

— Compiled by Ryan T. Blystone

USD Wine Classic Toast Box photo courtesy of Annie Toth


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