FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Communications and Pari-Mutuel Marketing Manager
Cheryl L. Lemoine Marketing Solutions
NEW ORLEANS (Tuesday, April 17, 2012) - Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., kicks off its 2012 "Tastings at the Track" wine tasting series on May 17, a Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., with "Springtime Sippers - Elegant Reds, Lively Whites & Delightful Rosés." Held in partnership with Dorignac's Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature 30 fine wines from around the world. Cost to attend is $25 per person. Tickets are available at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie) and, if not sold out, will be available at the door.
Held in Fair Grounds' 4th floor Clubhouse, the sampling will also feature a selection of gourmet cheeses and experts who will answer wine-related questions. For more information, visit www.fairgroundsracecourse.com or call 504-948-1285.
NOTE: Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.
Upcoming wine tastings include: "A Taste of South America: The Best of Argentina and Chile" on June 21 and "Super Sparklers: Top-Notch Sparkling Wines from the U.S., Italy and Spain" on July 19. Both Thursday evening tastings will feature 30 wines and cost $25 per person.
Fair Grounds will host monthly "Tastings at the Tracks" through November. Future dates and themes will be announced as they're available.
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. The fourth Summer Quarter Horse Meet runs August 15 through September 1. The 141st Thoroughbred Racing Season runs Thanksgiving Day, November 22, through March 31, 2013, highlighted by the milestone 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby for Kentucky Derby hopefuls on March 30, 2013. More information can be found online at www.FairGroundsRaceCourse.com.