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Communications and Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager
Try 35 Wines for $25 at May 19 “Tasting at the Track”
NEW ORLEANS (Thursday, April 14, 2011) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., continues its “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., with “The Grape Adventure: A Varietal Journey from Albarino to Zinfandel.” Held in partnership with Dorignac’s Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature more than 35 premium red and white wine grape varieties including Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Grenache, Sangiovese, Malbec, Riesling and more, from top producers throughout the world.
Tickets are $25 per person and are available at Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie). If not sold out tickets will be available at the door.
Held in the Fair Grounds Clubhouse, the sampling also features a selection of gourmet cheeses and wine experts on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit www.fairgroundsracecourse.com or call 504-948-1285.
The Tastings at the Track series will continue monthly throughout 2011. Please note that all Tastings at the Track guests must be at least 21-years-old to attend.
About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 10 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. Access information about Fair Grounds online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.