Saturday, September 11, 2004

Enjoy "The Cage Match"

Lights reflect on the stem of a chalice designed at Vetro Art Glass studio in Grapevine on Thursday, September 4, 2003. The studio's owners created 17 custom chalices to be auctioned at Grapevine's 17th annual Grapefest.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Dallas Morning News

For those who don't know, Grapefest is happening this weekend. It is the largest wine-related thingy-doodle in the Southwest and ranked in the Top 100 festivals of Canada and the United States.

The People's Choice Award information page states:
Twenty-eight Texas wineries submit 121 wines for your vote. The winners receive the prestigious People's Choice Award. You receive a souvenir wine glass to commemorate your participation. Reservations recommended. Tickets go fast for this fun-filled event. $15 per person.

The People's Choice Award, or as I prefer to call it, "The Cage Match," is the most fun. Yes friends, forget all the stuffy stuff, this is a chance to throw down as many different flavors of wine as you can handle in 90 minutes for $15. It's all encased in a lovely chain-link fenced-in area, which conveniently will hold up most celebrants. ;-}

After carefully selecting which wines are the champion in each of the multiple categories, take a ride on the Tarantula train to sober up or at least bring along someone who prefers to eat rather than drink so everyone gets home safe and happy.

Enough for now,

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