|Flame Run Art Gallery on Market St. in Louisville, KY where the event was hosted|
The concept is actually pretty cool. Entry is a minimum $20 charitable donation and each event has a wine theme (tonight's theme was Australian Reds). You form teams of 3 or less and each team brings 3 bottles of the same wine to the event in the theme category. 2 out of 3 of the bottles are wrapped up (concealing it's identity) and the 3rd is set on a main table. Everyone has score cards to rate the wines (there were OVER 200 bottles there!) and go from table to table, tasting and rating each wine on the scorecard. Of course, it's impossible to go to each one, but we made a decent effort.
|The concept is being taken nationwide too, this is from a Baton Rouge Uncorked!|
Unfortunately... we did not end up in the Top 3, but we still had fun. We were fed, we drank, and we people watched (quite possibly my favorite part!) We tried to guess which wine was ours, but don't think we were very successful! They had a list that was being passed around after the winners were announced of what and whose bottles of wine were which, but we didn't stick around long enough to find out if we actually had that numbered bottle. Oh well... I figure we're better off not knowing, because who knows, it could have been the one we voted the worst!
What about you guys? Do you have anything like that where you live?