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Clark County

July 12, 2013

Walk this Cuvée: Fifth annual Wine Walk and Shop event being held tonight

JEFFERSONVILLE —

A taste of Chardonnay, a stroll through a historic district and a chance to see local offerings will be featured in Jeffersonville Friday.

Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc., will be hosting its fifth annual Wine, Walk and Shop event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 12, in historic downtown.

The wine tasting event will feature 16 different tasting stations in local businesses, hors d’oeuvres and live music from five different acts, said Jay Ellis, executive director of Jeffersonville Main Street, Inc. 

While the event will no doubt draw in wine connoisseurs, the real purpose of Wine, Walk and Shop is exposure.

“The whole point of the event is to introduce people to the small businesses in downtown,” Ellis said.

And it will help that the participants must stay in the shops when tasting the different varieties.

Several area wineries will be on hand to offer wine tastings, sell wine by the bottle and the first 500 attendees through the registration area on the night of the event will also receive a commemorative glass, according to a news release.

Ellis said Monarch Beverage and Al’s Liquor have donated much of the wine for the tastings, but a host of options from local wineries will also be available. Corydon-based Turtle Run Winery, Louisville’s Old 502 Winery, Chateau de Pique Winery — with a location in Clarksville and vineyard in Seymour — and Indianapolis-based Easley Winery will be offering up selections of their local wines.

According to the release, the amount of wine that is poured is a tasting and participants must complete their tasting before they move to the next location, in accordance with state law. Participating businesses will be clearly marked so you will know where you can or cannot go with wine in your glass.

But the point is for participants to take a leisurely stroll through the historic district, taste a few new wines and maybe walk away with a bottle or an item purchased in a local business. If folks get tired of all that leisurely strolling free bicycle-powered pedicab rides will be available for event participants to take a brief tour of downtown Jeffersonville.

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