By the Water, With the Wine


Boat on the Mississippi
Photo Credit: Derek Hingle

For Halloween this year, I’ll be trading in my dry iced punch for some other delectable beverage choices. Maybe a Rob Roy? Probably a Shirley Temple. I tend to take things easy when wetting my whistle, never overdoing it for myself or others. However, in New Orleans, there are, of course, many and plenty of opportunities for the advanced drinkers out and about. There are daiquiris, sure. And hand grenades. But, the one constant should be the simplest: Wine.

On November 3rd, the Third Annual Wine on the River event will take place. Billed as taking place during National Wine Tasting Day, this occasion is set to include a “pre-game” for LSU vs Alabama, as well as being a chance to meet some aficionados and trade taste testing tips and tricks. Sure, relaxing with some wine is the hook, but it’s really about responsibly mingling with friends and community members, all around the wonderful concoction made of grapes.

General Admission tickets ($49 plus tax) are still available, but you may want to be quick on the draw about getting some, and not just because wine is popular and people love to have excuses to drink it. Attendees will taste samples from various regions of the world (the theme is world tour) and will receive a souvenir glass for their collection. Happening from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Audobon Aquarium Plaza, guests will be treated to musical performances too, as well as food offerings.

With music from Assata Ray and Gina Brown, not to mention cuisine from Nonna Randazzo’s Bakery, Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon, Oceana Restaurant, and more, Wine on the River is stacked, promising to be a tasters dream. All proceeds go to the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.

For more information, visit https://www.wineontherivernola.com/

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