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WSRE Presents 5th Annual Destin Wine & Food Classic: A Gala Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey

Pensacola, Fla., March 14, 2013 — Fans of the recent PBS smash-hit television program Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, will soon get to share in a grand experience. WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast is hosting its 5th Annual Destin Wine & Food Classic featuring a gala evening inspired by Downton Abbey on April 6, 2013 at Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, the host venue. The evening’s event will be a re-creation of a traditional dinner party at the now famous English country estate Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is set. The cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the grand dinner commencing at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling (850) 484-1054 during business hours — seating is limited.

The HarborView Room inside the Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village will be completely transformed to give guests the ultimate Downton Abbey experience. Luxury and decadence will be the theme of the evening as was so prevalent among the aristocratic set during the Edwardian era in England. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be prepared by Gary Serafin of Emerald Coast Catering and Jimmy McManus of Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village. Guests are encouraged to dress the part and don their very best apparel from the Edwardian age all the way to the fabulous roaring 20s. A live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items such as, a Downton Abbey-style gourmet patron dinner planned and prepared to your specifications by Emerald Coast Catering, is a just a taste of the exclusive packages to be auctioned for the evening.

More information is available on our website at All proceeds benefit the mission of the public broadcasting TV station.

The 5th Annual WSRE Destin Wine & Food Classic is sponsored by Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village, Gulf Power Co., Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Republic National Distributing Co., Emerald Coast Catering, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, Compass Solar Energy, McDonald-O’Connor Management, Cox Communications, WEAR ABC-3/WFGX, Dlux Printing, Northwest Florida Daily News and YP.

About WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast
WSRE is a PBS member station that is locally owned and licensed to the Pensacola State College Board of Trustees operating as a service of Pensacola State College. The public broadcasting station has been serving the needs of the Gulf Coast community through programming, educational services and outreach since 1967. WSRE produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of its audience. The Educational Services unit for WSRE serves as the connection to teachers, parents, caregivers and children to extend the rich resources found in public television. For more information about WSRE, its services, programs or available resources, visit


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