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Wine Tasting (Italian)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: College Park, MD
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Mar 2 2003  4:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Feb 14 2003 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Feb 28 2003 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Amy Pickwick
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:32
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This event is FREE to attend - however you are given an assignment to compensate for your free admission! Read on to learn more...BRBR For our March Wine Tasting event, our red wine selection will be Chianti (Italian) and our white wine selection will be Pinot Grigio (Italian). !--A red wine & a white wine selection will be announced prior to this event (about a month or so in advance).-- For each attending person, you must show up with one bottle of either the red OR white wine. Select a brand that you haven't tried or something you know others will love, just make sure it's one of the two choices above, and it is Italian! At the event, people will be able to pick and choose the ones they want to taste! This will help people find the brands of specific wines that they really like. No need to go overboard on the price - some of the best stuff is the cheapest with the most plain label. We recommend not picking something off the shelf that advertises on national TV, with the reason being they spend so much in advertising they don't have much money left to produce a decent wine.BRBR In addition to showing up with that wine, !--there will be a food theme for the evening-- each person is asked to bring one Italian food item (salad, pasta, pizza, gelato, cookies - anything that is Italian and preferably a finger food). !--Each person also needs to bring something to contribute to the theme.-- Please let us know what you plan to bring, so there aren't duplicates of the same dish. !--We'll announce the theme at the same time we announce the types of wines.--BRBR In no way must you be a wine expert to attend this event. However, if you would like to do a little bit of reading, here are some recommendations to learn the basics:BR A HREF="" TARGET="_blank"Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2003: A Lively Guide/ABR A HREF="" TARGET="_blank"The Wall Street Journal Guide to Wine/ABR A HREF="" TARGET="_blank"I'm in the Wine Store, Now What?/ABR A HREF="" TARGET="_blank"World Atlas of Wine/ABRBR Note: this house does have cats and a dog that will both be put away for the evening. If you have allergies, please contact me in advance so that we can see what we can do to work around this.

Required Items to Bring:
- 1 bottle of red OR white wine per person (must be selected type, but any brand you choose)BR - 1 food dish (relating to theme)
Recommended Items to Bring:
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- Notepad to record your favorites

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Specific residential address and directions will be provided after you've signed up.

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