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Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of American Wine Society Announces Tasting Theme For July

Ocean Isle Beach Chapter Meeting July 28, 2013

American Wine SocietyJuly 3, 2013 - Ocean Isle Beach, NC - Today the Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society announced the theme for its next scheduled meeting and wine tasting event.

The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter will hold its next wine tasting event for area wine lovers and their guests on July 28th. The theme for this meeting will be the AWS National Tasting Project on "Rhone Style Wines." This tasting will feature six Rhone style wines which will be tasted “blind” and scored by each attendee. The scores for each wine will then be compiled and will eventually be combined nationally with scores from other participating Chapters.

Rhone style wines can be a single varietal or a blend of several. These wines are primarily made from Grenache, Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier. The selected wines will come from France, Spain, Australia, and California.

June’s meeting featured a vertical Cabernet Sauvignon tasting. This was the first time the Chapter has done a vertical tasting, which demonstrated to the group how a wine can change from one harvest year to the next and how a wine ages over time in a bottle, said Barwikowski, Chapter chair. “The tasting featured 7 Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Chile and California. Cabernet Sauvignon is often referred to as the ‘King of Red Wines”, and is the most widely recognized premium red wine in the world. If you enjoy Cabernet wines this was a tasting you did not want to miss.”

For area wine lovers of any level, who want to learn more about wine, a Chapter tasting event can be a worthwhile event. The Chapter has plans for future tastings which will feature wines from Germany, South Africa and New Zealand. Everyone is welcome to attend chapter meetings.

Chapter meetings are held at the Silver Coast Winery located at 6680 Barbeque Rd. Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. The meeting will be held on July 28th starting at 4:00 PM, and will have a strict limit of 40 attendees. The cost of the tasting will be $15 for AWS members. The guest tasting fee is $20, $5 of which will be refunded, if the guest joins the American Wine Society. All guests are urged to bring their favorite wine glass for this event. Prior to the tasting, the chapter will hold a brief meet and greet social with wine, and cheese being served.

All those planning to attend this event are asked to RSVP, by 7/26/13 via e-mail to: OceanIsleAWS@gmail.com.



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