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Wine Lottery

It is gray and rainy (hence the rain drop on my lens – but I liked the way it looked), I am at work all day today, and surrounded by 50 bottles of wine. This just doesn’t seem fair…

Tonight we are hosting a wine lottery, and for those of you who enjoy sampling new/unknown wines, you may like to give this a shot. It is a great party, and incredibly simple to put together.

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Wine Lottery Rules:

*Select a “theme” for your wine lottery. Ours for tonight is “Your Favorite Red.” In the past we have done “Merlot’s Under $20,” “South American Whites,” etc.

*All participants select a wine to bring that fits the category, and brings with them two bottles of the same wine.

*Upon arrival, one bottle is wrapped to hide the label, and the second bottle is stored away for safe keeping.

*Each bottle is assigned a number, and participants taste the wines (blindly – not knowing what they are sampling or who brought what), and scoring each bottle.

*After all wines have been sampled, the score cards are submitted to the host, who tallies the points.

*The winners are announced (“in 5th place, bottle #8), with each bottle being revealed along the way. The individuals who brought the top 3 bottles win, and their prize is that they take home all of the unopened bottles.

This is such a fun evening, and a great way to restock your wine cabinet, and sample a wide array of new wine! Salut!

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