Its not quite 99 bottles of beer, but 40 bottles of wine might still make their winner sing. One lucky person or team will take those bottles home from Thursdays Blind Wine Tasting at the Blacksmith Shop.
The event is presented by the Young Supporters for Jays Hope to benefit that foundation in its efforts to help children fighting cancer and their families.
Most of the time people come as teams of four, but individuals are also welcome. We usually have about 40 teams. They bring four bottles (of the same kind) of their favorite wine, either red or white. One goes into the winnings, and the other three are wrapped and numbered, said Stephanie Steinbart, Jays HOPE development director. Everyone takes their cup and tastes all the wines, then votes on their favorite, and the winner takes home the wine set aside for that.
The evening also will include music by Gringo Grande, a wine raffle and light hors doeuvres.The team registration deadline is Monday. Visit www.jayshope.org to register.
Blind Wine Tasting
When: 7:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. tasting begins Thursday
Where: the Blacksmith Shop, 665 Poplar St.
Cost: $25 individual, $60 team of four