Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, the former Philadelphia Flyers winger known for his on-ice toughness, will meet fans and sign bottles of his NHL Alumni Signature Series wines from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits Store at 1940 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.
"Dave Schultz was one of the most beloved players on the Broad Street Bullies teams that won two Stanley Cups in the 1970s, and we are delighted to bring this great Flyers legend back to Philadelphia so fans can meet him and taste his NHL Alumni Signature Series wines," said Patrick J. "P.J." Stapleton, III, chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
Fans over 21 may purchase bottles of Schultz's wine at the store and have them autographed by Schultz, Stapleton added. A free tasting of Schultz's wines will also be offered for those 21 and over.
Two of Schultz's varietals will be available for purchase during his appearance and are available at more than 20 Philadelphia-area Wine & Spirits stores:
- Cabernet Sauvignon: A classic cabernet with deep red-purple hues and a black currant taste that reveals hints of cherry, blackberry, fresh mint and a touch of oak. The price is $12.99.
- Chardonnay: A delicious yet simple white wine for those who like unoaked Chardonnay packed with aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, lemon and green apple. The price is $11.99.
For more information on the NHL Alumni Signature Series wines, visit www.alumniwineseries.com.
Schultz played for the Flyers from 1971 to 1976 and was a member of the teams that won the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup in 1974 and 1975. He still holds the record for most penalty minutes in a season, 472, set in 1974-75. Despite his reputation as an enforcer, he scored 20 goals for the cup-winning Flyers in 1973-74. Schultz also skated for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres before retiring in 1980.
Established in 1933 at the end of national Prohibition, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regulates the distribution of beverage alcohol. The Board also operates the state's 618 Wine & Spirits Stores. The Liquor Control Board reported sales of more than $1.8 billion in fiscal 2008-09 and a return of $494.5 million in taxes and profits to the state's General Fund, helping to pay the cost of essential services such as education, health care, infrastructure and public safety.
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