ATHENS WINE WEEKEND 2013
Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Athens Wine Weekend, scheduled for Friday through Sunday, February 1-3, 2013, at The Classic Center in Downtown Athens. A benefit for The Classic Center Cultural Foundation, the event starts with an exclusive V.I.P. reception Friday evening at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa to kick off the weekend's festivities.
Saturday once again features a Grand Tasting, with hundreds of wines available to sample. More than 700 people attended last year's tasting, which also includes a seminar schedule covering a variety of topics presented by wine experts. A silent auction is also slated for Saturday. Last year's auction included a wide range of items from locally created pieces of art and jewelry to exotic vacations. That night, the gourmet dinner is a treat for the senses, featuring carefully selected wines with each course. As each course is served, the weekend's sommelier introduces the dish and the wine, explaining the interplay between the two and why each wine was selected. The menu is still being finalized for this year's dinner, one of the most eagerly anticipated aspects of the weekend.
The weekend closes with a brunch Sunday morning featuring complimentary beverages.