GET READY FOR VINTAGE ALPINE – WINE 101
The Alpine Kiwanis Club invites the public to attend the 23nd Annual Vintage Alpine fundraiser to be held on May 5 by the nonprofit Kiwanis Club of Alpine Foundation, Inc. This amazing “Wine Experience in the Country” will take place within the lovely gardens of Summers Past Farms at 15602 Olde Highway 80.
Vintage Alpine is a great event for the experienced wine connoisseur, but is also a wonderful Wine 101 for wine fans just getting started. Here are some pointers:
Put your senses to good use . . .
Look at the color of the wine – it can reveal its age.
Swirl the wine in the glass to reveal its heady aroma.
Sniff it – different wines can smell fruity, earthy, nutty, floral or whatever you think it smells like.
Taste the wine and let it roll around in your mouth. Is the taste like the smell? Is the body light, medium or full? Does it finish out nicely?
Attendees will be sampling premium wines from California and around the world, and will also taste the best that restaurants offer throughout San Diego County. Relaxing live music and a silent auction are also featured at the event.
Tickets are $60 in advance, and $70 at the door. The event includes live music in a garden setting, a silent auction, and opportunities to meet wine and food specialists.
All proceeds from the annual wine, beer and food tasting are used by Alpine Kiwanis to provide services and programs for children in the San Diego area.
Vintage Alpine is an adult-only event, and no one under 21 years will be admitted. To learn more about Vintage Alpine and the Kiwanis Club of Alpine, visit www.alpinekiwanis.com.