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Baton Rouge Uncorked Winter Gathering

Posted by perle0 on 2008-02-04 16:25:54 (6370 views)

[Baton Rouge]
Announcing the Winter Gathering of Baton Rouge Uncorked, for the Benefit of the Louisiana Art & Science Museum.

The theme is Merlot.
Food will be provided by Varnedoe's Carriage House Restaurant.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
100 S. River Road, Baton Rouge, LA

$20 minimum donation per person to benefit the charity when registering your team, in addition to your team's 3 bottles of wine for the tasting.

The Rules

We will be tasting Merlot. Each attendee, or team of up to 3 attendees, is required to bring 3 bottles of the same Merlot of your choosing. This requirement will be strictly enforced at the door. our team must bring 3 bottles of the same wine, for example, 3 bottles of the 2003 Bullock House Merlot. Remember, it's 3 bottles total per team, and teams can consist of 1 to 3 people. A group of 4 people, for example, would be considered 2 teams; thus, they will need to bring 6 bottles to enter the event.

Upon arrival, all 3 bottles will be given to the Hosts, who will wrap 2 of the bottles to conceal the wine's identity. 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. Attendees will rate the wines on a taste scale of 1 to 10 during the tasting. At the end of the tasting period, each attendee must write down his or her favorite wine and least favorite wine. Cards will be collected and selections tallied.

The team that brought the least-avorite bottle of wine will take back their unopened bottle of wine. The teams that brought the top 5 favorite wines will split a portion of everyone's third unopened bottle of wine accordingly. You must be present at the end of the event in order to receive any wine. Some of the unopened bottles of wine will be auctioned throughout the night in the silent auction. If 2 (or more) attendees or 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, who is tasting the wine, etc.

Please remember, teams can consist of either 1, 2 or 3 people, but it's 3 bottles per team at the door. This rule will be strictly enforced at the door.

More Info About The Charity

Information about LASM is available by visiting its website.

Please RSVP

This event will be limited to the first 550 people and we are expecting a sellout. All tickets to this event will be sold in advance through the Baton Rouge Uncorked website or through the LASM website.

RSVP for the event at

Baton Rouge Uncorked holds a Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter wine tasting event each year. To be added to their invitation list or to view photos or results from past events, please visit their website.


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