Scholarship wine-tasting event set

Splendor in the Glass, a wine tasting event to raise money for a scholarship in memory of Richard Alberini at Youngstown State University, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Alberini’s Restaurant in Niles.

The event began with a group from the Youngstown Air Reserve Base Community Council who wanted to honor the memory of one of their most loyal members, Richard Alberini, the proprietor of Alberini’s Restaurant and an advocate for the Youngstown Air Reserve Base in Vienna, Ohio. He was also one of the area’s premier wine connoisseurs and even taught classes at YSU about the subject.

Upon his passing, the members of the YARBCC Scholarship Fund Committee wanted to honor his memory and offer scholarships to members of the armed forces, or their family members who are stationed at the Air Reserve Base in Vienna.

The biennial event features vintners and wine distributors, as well as offering a vast array of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wines. The proceeds from this celebration go to the YARBCC Scholarship in memory of Richard Alberini. Attendees can participate in the silent auction and raffle, which present high-end items from local businesses. Live entertainment is featured.

Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. For more information, contact Jacci Johnson, YSU Annual Giving coordinator, at 330-941-2329 or