$10 suggested donation per person to benefit the charity
Each invitee, or team of up to 3, must bring 3 bottles of THE SAME WINE BRAND within the evening's wine theme. For example, you or your team could bring 3 bottles of 1999 Fetzer 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.***