Spanish Reds with Amigos Miami Beach Veiled Wine Society 5/15/10

DI SANTO, LLP AND RICE HOUSE OF KABOB PRESENT:
“SPANISH REDS WITH AMIGOS”
“AN OPEN CORK, AN OPEN HEART”
Saturday MAY 15th, 2010
100% OF ALL MONIES COLLECTED WILL BE DONATED TO AMIGOS FOR KIDS CHARITY

CLUB PLAY
1045 5th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139
8PM sharp!

The Charity: Amigos For Kids® is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities. Why doesAmigos For Kids exist? Sadly, because children across the country continue to be victims of child abuse. National statistics indicate that abuse and/or neglect is the second leading cause of death among children and of those victims 85 % are under the age of four.

In 2008, Amigos became an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Today, Amigos For Kidshas evolved into a mainstream nonprofit and its child abuse prevention message now reaches communities across the country – no matter their ethnicity or native language.

A word about our venue, Club Play: Club Play is the ideal setting for an array of events. The facility offers an unparalleled experience in quintessential South Beach and New York style through a successful mix of sensational yet distinctive nightclub/lounge concept. The management at Club Play has graciously welcomed The Miami Beach Veiled Wine Society and is excited about contributing to the community by allowing us to hold events at their establishment.

Parking: Valet parking will be available for a reduced cost of $10. Additionally, a municipal parking lot is conveniently located directly across the street from Club Play.

Two ways to RSVP:
Facebook: (Go the event invite on our page listed under the “events” section)

Email mbveiledwinesociety@gmail.com

SPONSORS:
Di Santo, LLP (Attorneys at Law)
1000 Fifth Street, Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
cbruno@disantolaw.com

Rice House of Kabob
1318 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Fresh on Fifth Deli
458 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

ONLY 2-3 players per team – (with a designated driver if needed)
A $10 suggested donation per person at the door (of course you can give more) to benefit Amigos For Kids (100% of the donated funds will go directly to the charity.)

Here’s how it works: Registration begins at 8pm SHARP and the event will begin at 9pm. If you are still in line and not registered by 9pm, you will be unable to compete, but you may participate. As a result, latecomers will be unable to compete for the winnings. The bottom line is: please arrive on time!

Each team of 2-3, must bring 3 bottles of the EXACT SAME Spanish Red (any red wine grape from the country of Spain). For example, a team may bring 3 bottles of Vega Sindoa Tempranillo/Merlot. Remember, it’s 3 bottles total per team and teams can consist of 2 to 3 people.

If you are alone and need to be part of a team to participate, let us know in your RSVP, and we will try to pair you up with someone else.
Also, please remember to think of a team name before arriving!
Food will NOT be served other than cheese and bread. Eat before arriving, or you may pay for it.

Upon arrival, the teams will first register. Subsequently, all 3 bottles will be given to the volunteers, who wrap two bottles to conceal the wine’s label. The wrapped bottles will have a number randomly assigned to them and will then be set out for tasting. The third bottle will be left unopened and will not be tasted or displayed.

Each team will be given a card and assigned to a specific group (A or B). The team will then participate in tasting the wine from their group. All the numbered wines for each group will be displayed on the board. At the end of the tasting period, each team must write down the number ranking of his or her favorite wine and least favorite wine. Cards will be collected and selections tallied.

The team that brought the top wine will take home 75% of the unopened bottles of wine. The second place team will take home 25% of the unopened bottles. The team that brought the least favorite bottle of wine will take back his or her unopened bottle of wine.

If 2 (or more) teams bring the same wine, it shouldn’t matter. The rankings can still differ depending upon the temperature of the wine, how it was stored, how long it has been open, etc.

Please remember, teams can consist of UP TO 3 PEOPLE ONLY. If, for example, 4 people wish to participate, they would be considered 2 teams; thus, they will need to bring 6 bottles to enter the event. This rule will be STRICTLY enforced at the door.

Finally, if you prefer to drink out of glasses, bring your own glass as you will be able to clean your glass between tastings. We will have plastic cups available for those who do not bring a wine glass. We look forward to seeing you and please arrive on time or you will miss the competition!

MBVWS
REMEMBER THE 3 GOLDEN RULES:
1) Come with a team (and a team name!) of 2-3 people!!
2) Bring 3 of the EXACT SAME wines per team!!
3) Read and understand the rules BEFORE arriving.
(Copyright: “Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati; Kevin Ghassomian et. al.”)

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