Thursday, November 18, 2010

Louisville Uncorked!

Just got back from an awesome charity event that was hosted in Louisville tonight.  I wish I had brought my camera, but unfortunately I didn't know if I would be able to or whatnot, so you'll just have to settle on these default pictures instead.  I do know that we took pictures at the door with their event photographer and they should be up on the website later on this week, so I'll post an update later on!

Flame Run Art Gallery on Market St. in Louisville, KY where the event was hosted
The event was called Louisville Uncorked!  It's a charity event that focuses on wine tasting and getting the 25-40 year old crowd together in the city's art museums or other big space places (for lack of a better wording to put there, hehe).

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!
So at the end of the night, votes are tallied up and the Top 3 get to split the reserved bottles of wine.  So it's a win-win event.  Proceeds go directly to a charity, and the people who bring the best wines get to take home a crap-load of wine!

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?


  1. I don't drink anymore, so I have no idea! lol :)

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic time, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Interesting event sounds like a good way to meet like minded people who share similar interests.

  4. Wow, that looks like a great event! I want to go back to Louisville sometime. It's such a nice city :)