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Friday, May 25, 2007

Cheers, to a good cause

I was really excited when this e-mail from the Bacchanalian Society arrived yesterday afternoon. Have any of you ever attended this event? The YP group has four events a year, and I went to my first one this winter at the CAC, and I met my new best friend Kristen there. It was a massive event, and dozens of people were turned away. Truth be told, it's more about the socializing than the wine. However, it's a great event, and one of the best ways to meet people in the city, in my opinion.
The idea is simple: YPs gather to drink wine, socialize and help a good cause. (This time, the tasting benefits 7 Days for SIDS.)
When: Thursday, June 14 7-10 p.m.
Where: Newport Syndicate, 18 E. 5th St., Newport
Cost: $20 per person, plus three bottles of the same wine per team (teams can be 1-3 people)
The wine for this tasting is NEW WORLD WINE which is any wine from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile or Argentina. Each invitee, or team of up to 3, must bring 3 bottles of THE SAME NEW WORLD WINE.
There's an after-party at Jefferson Hall. Their Web site hasn't been updated yet, so I'll attach the e-mail in a comment!


at 5:04 PM Blogger Stepf said...

You And Your Guests Are Cordially Invited To The Spring Gathering of
The Bacchanalian Society For the Benefit of 7 Days for SIDS at The Newport Syndicate
18 East 5th Street
Newport KY, 41072
Thursday, June 14, 2007
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres
$20 suggested donation
per person to benefit the charity

Jean-Robert de Cavel & Annette Pfund-de Cavel

The wine for this tasting is NEW WORLD WINE which is any wine from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile or Argentina. Each invitee, or team of up to 3, must bring 3 bottles of THE SAME NEW WORLD WINE. For example, your team could bring 3 bottles of ERRAZURIZ’S 2004 WILD FERMENT CHARDONNAY. Remember, it's 3 bottles total per team and teams can consist of 1 to 3 people.

Upon arrival, all 3 bottles will be given to the Hosts, who wrap 2 of the bottles to conceal the wine's label. The 2 wrapped bottles will have a number randomly assigned to them and will then be set out for tasting. The third bottle will be left unopened and will not be tasted or displayed.

Each invitee will be given a card with a number for each wine. The wines will be rated on a taste scale of 1 to 5. At the end of the tasting period, each invitee must write down the number of his or her favorite wine and least favorite wine. Cards will be collected and selections tallied.

The invitees that brought the top 5 favorite wines will take home everyone's third unopened bottle of wine. The invitee that brought the least favorite bottle of wine will take back his or her unopened bottle of wine.

The wine tasting begins at 7:00 p.m. so please arrive promptly. If 2 (or more) teams bring the same wine, it shouldn't matter. The rankings can still differ depending upon the temperature of the wine, how long it has been open, etc.

Please remember, teams can consist of up to 3 people. If, for example, 4 people wish to participate, they would be considered 2 teams; thus, they will need to bring 6 bottles to enter the event. This rule will be strictly enforced at the door.

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