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Sip and shop

Sep 15, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL

 

The initial interest in a wine-tasting event Main Street Washington has wanted to implement for some time has been good and 15 area vineyards have been lined up to give samples of their product.

Main Street Washington director Sarah Grunewaldt said the event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m, Sept. 28. Commemorative stemless wineglasses will be available for purchase or pre-order on the Main Street Washington website. Funds from the event will support Main Street Washington.

“It has been quite popular and there has been lots of buzz around it,” Grunewaldt said. “We are quite excited. We have lots of vineyards lined up and all of our businesses are ready to go. It should be fun.”

While the tasting will be held in businesses on Washington square, and a few just north of the square, Grunewaldt stressed the wine would not leave the businesses. A glass used for tasting will be filled inside the store, dumped, rinsed and carried to the next shop.

Grunewaldt said people interested in attending the event are asked to stop in Central Park before the event to get a wristband. Participants must be 21 or over. Participants also will be given a punch card with all the locations that will denote when each participant has had their tasting and a map of the businesses.

She said at each tasting location, free water bottles will be provided for participants and each business is being asked to provide hors d’oeuvres to pair with the wine.

The businesses also will have a dump and rinse station so any unconsumed wine can be dumped out and the glasses can be rinsed clean before moving to the next location.

There will be no selling of full wineglasses, only tasting pours of no more than 1 or 2 ounces.

 

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