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Grapes of Gratitude benefitting UpDayton

  • Normandy Banquet and Event Center 507 Miamisburg Centerville Road OH, 45459 United States (map)

Grapes of Gratitude helps charities to conduct competitive wine tastings where even the loser gets to take something home. The competition is based on what we call the “Rule of Three.” Huh? 


A different wine varietal (such as chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, etc.) is featured at each event. Teams, consisting of 1 to 3 participants, are admitted by bringing 3 bottles of the same featured varietal to the event. For example, for the Dec 2017 event the featured varietal is SPARKLING WINE, your team could bring 3 bottles of the La Marca DOC Prosecco Extra Dry.

At the event, 2 of each team’s 3 bottles are bagged, tagged and ranked by each participant. The 3rd bottle is set aside and left unopened. The teams that brought the 5 highest ranked wines divvy up each team’s 3rd unopened bottle, except for the lowest ranked wine which will be returned to the team that brought it. If 2 or more teams bring the same wine, rankings can still differ depending upon the temperature of the wine, how long it has been open, etc. Must be present to win.

Please remember, teams can consist of 1 to 3 participants. Thus, a group of 4 participants, for example, will be considered 2 teams and must bring 6 bottles of the featured varietal to enter the event. Still don’t get it? Just remember, the “Rule of Three,” which is visually depicted above.

Our charity partner for the March Grapes of Gratitude is UpDayton, a young professional organization with a mission to:

* To harness the creative talent of all people in the Miami Valley to make our region a better place to live
* To connect our young creatives and engage them in the region’s decision making
* To restore community to our communities
* To build pride and hope in our region

Grapes of Gratitude is made possible by Arrow Wine.

Later Event: December 15
The Nutcracker (opening night!)