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CBC HOSTS WINE TASTING CHALLENGE 2/26/09, 7:30 - 9:00pm
CALIFORNIA CHARDONNAY SERIES NO. 10
Working Planet Marketing Group, 131 Wayland Ave., Providence
Community Boating Center (CBC) will host a series of wine tasting/contests starting in 2009 with a California Chardonnay varietal event on 2/26!
SPECIAL NOTE: Due to winter shut-down this event is NOT at CBC!
Please join us at: Working Planet Marketing Group, 131 Wayland Ave., Providence, RI 02906
Chardonnay is the queen of whites. The variety is Californias most widely planted winegrape, with 94,000 acres reported in 2007. Chardonnay far and away remains the most popular wine in the U.S. and has continued to be the leading varietal wine for the last decade, with sales increases every year. Fans of Chardonnay are familiar with the wines usual descriptors: green apple, fig and citrus flavors, a complex aroma, and high acidity for a crisp wine. The wine is often aged in oak to produce toasty, vanilla and buttery overtones. The Chardonnay Grape Genetic studies have identified Chardonnay as a cross between Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc. Historical references note California plantings of Chardonnay dating back to the late 1800s, but production remained limited because of the grapes low yields. Most Chardonnay vineyards were uprooted during Prohibition when growers replaced them with thick-skinned varieties that could be shipped cross country. Small plantings in the Livermore Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains survived Prohibition. It was not until the 1970s and thereafter that Chardonnay plantings boomed as the wine became increasingly popular.
Thank you to everyone who has made this series of events a great success! Look forward to seeing you there!
CBC Wine Tasting Event Rules:
John OFlaherty, Executive Director of CBC commented, Community Boating is excited to continue with this fun and enjoyable series to help expose a new audience to CBC Cheers!
Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.
For additional information contact:
Community Boating Center
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)
Thanks to the Bacchanalian Society of Greater Cincinnati for concept and rule definition.