Museum to host wine-tasting event

ALBANY, Ga. -- Wine enthusiasts from around Southwest Georgia will gather at the Albany Museum of Art at 7 p.m. today to challenge their taste buds for a good cause.

Albany's second annual Blind Wine Tasting will benefit the Pay It forWARD fund.

Participants can register as a team of four or as an individual taster. Each team brings four bottles of the same wine. Three are placed in bags to hide their identity. The bottles are randomly numbered and set out to taste.

The remaining bottle is placed in reserve. Attendees sample the same wines and place votes for the best wine. The team that brings the winning wine gets to take home all the reserve bottles.

The Pay it forWARD fund through the Jay's HOPE Foundation is named in honor of childhood cancer hero Ward Wright. The fund provides direct support to children battling cancer in Southwest Georgia.


southwestga 3 years, 1 month ago

So the average attendee is drinking most of a bottle of wine? And the winner is taking cases home! On church night?! How exactly does this help poor, sick children? Perhaps there is a registration fee the story doesn't mention. Thank goodness that under the Affordable Care Act, all children will get the care they need, without relying on an expensive bar, selling peanuts or playing ball. (Now how do we support AA and Mothers Against Drunk Driving?)


VietVet1 3 years, 1 month ago

I saw a couple of early testers downtown with there bottles in bags testing them.


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