Sippin' by the River At Penn's Landing Features Fine Wines and Beers, Gourmet Food, Tutored Tastings, and Live Entertainment

Annual Event to Benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The fourteenth annual Sippin' by the River outdoor wine and beer tasting festival will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2008, from 1 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, on Festival Pier at Penn's Landing, Columbus Boulevard at Spring Garden Street, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's premiere waterfront destination features world-famous wines and beers and gourmet cuisine from area restaurants in this sophisticated CCFA benefit. At the event, visitors can also enjoy food sampling, cooking demonstrations, and live entertainment from the band DAME. Whether listening to the Sounds of Sinatra in the wine area or sampling authentic beer and food in the special German and Belgian pavilions or talking to wine expert Robert Peters in the Wine Ambassador booth, attendees can treat themselves to a day of relaxation and elegance.

For beer and wine enthusiasts looking for truly unique experience, Sippin' by the River provides an exclusive VIP area where attendees can enjoy the afternoon under a large air-conditioned tent. VIP admission entitles donors to enjoy a variety of gourmet foods, sample select wines and beers, and participate in tutored tastings by media wine personality John McNulty and beer expert Gary Monterosso.

Proceeds from Sippin' by the River, which topped more than $75,000 last year, benefit research, education, and support programs for people suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- chronic digestive disorders of the small and large intestines collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Currently, IBD affects an estimated 1.4 million Americans. CCFA, a voluntary, non-profit national organization, seeks to cure and prevent Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis through research, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these digestive diseases through education and support. To contact the local CCFA office, call 215-396-9100 or write: CCFA, 367 E. Street Road, Trevose, PA 19053 or visit

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