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Winos UNCORKED! - social blind wine tasting contest for a great cause

  • Apr 14, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Hey Winos!

It's that time of year again. We're teaming up with the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito for a "West Coast Reds" blind wine tasting contest...with a 'twist'. The twist is that your team will have the opportunity to go home with a nice stash of wine (last year's winning team took home over 60 bottles)! Please refer to the contest rules below.

All proceeds directly benefit the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, serving over 25,000 children. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served and you could also go home with some great prizes if you're a lucky raffle don't forget your cash This event typically draws over 200 people. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or drink wine from a box, grab some friends and come out for a guaranteed good time while supporting a great cause. To view a video from last year’s event, click here.

REGISTRATION: This event is hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito, who is kindly offering a special discounted pre-registration fee of $10 per person (instead of $15) to all Winos R Us members. For further information and to pre-register, follow this link. You will be asked to provide a team name (have fun with it!) and will be required to register as a team (up to 3 people) and check in as a team. PLEASE NOTE: Registration is only available through the link provided above, and RSVPing on the Winos R Us site does not mean you have pre-registered. If you do not pre-register, you will be charged $20 per person at the door. Registration starts promptly at 6pm. Wine tasting will be from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm and the winning teams will be announced at 8:30pm.

TEAMMATES: If you are looking for 1 or 2 others to form a team, I would suggest RSVPing on this site and leaving a comment so that you may contact or be contacted by other interested members.

PARKING: There is FREE parking at the Boys & Girls Club parking lot and you may leave your car overnight (cars will not be towed).


1. Each "team" is required to bring three identical bottles of wine, even if the "team" only consists of one person. However, it is possible to leave with more bottles of wine than you came with. 

2. Upon arrival, all three bottles will be given to the hosts, who will wrap two of the bottles to conceal the wine's identity. The two wrapped bottles will have a number randomly assigned to them and then will be set out for tasting. The third bottle will be left unopened and will not be tasted.

3. Each invitee will be given a rating card. At the end of the tasting period, each invitee must write down the number of his or her favorite wine. Cards will be collected and the selections tallied.

4. The top two teams that brought the favorite wines will take home everyone's third unopened bottle of wine. First place gets 2/3 of the leftover wine and second place gets 1/3 of the leftover wine. (Last year’s winning team walked away with over 60 bottles of wine and they're expecting even more teams this year!).  

5. The wine tasting begins at 6:30 p.m., so please arrive with your team promptly at 6pm for registration.

6. If two (or more) teams bring the same wine, it shouldn't matter. The rankings can still differ depending upon the temperature of the wine, how long it has been open, etc.

7. Please remember, teams can consist of up to three people. If, for example, four people wish to participate, they would be considered two teams of two. In this situation, they would need to bring 6 bottles of wine to enter the event. This rule will be strictly enforced at the door.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event please email Annie at [masked]

Hope to see you there....CHEERS!

P.S. Don't forget to check out our discussion board for other local wine events!

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  • Michael M.

    It was a exciting event and for the most part I think there was more than enough wine to go around for everyone!!! the staff were courteous and helpful.

    April 18, 2012

  • Karen

    FYI here's the link to the official pics and video by the Boys and Girls Club. Nice to see so many winos! :)

    April 17, 2012

  • Karen

    Cheers to everyone for coming out to support the Boys & Girls Club. They raised over $5,500! :)

    April 16, 2012

  • Bonnie F.

    Great Idea...just did not get the team concept. Must not have read through the entire post. It was tons of fun.

    April 16, 2012

  • Karen

    The Boys & Girls Club was absolutely thrilled with the Winos R Us turnout. Thanks for coming out to support the cause and making it such a wonderful night!

    April 15, 2012

  • Trish

    Great night!

    April 15, 2012

  • Michael H.

    Excellent turnout. Great people...Looking forward to next event.

    April 15, 2012

  • Theresa

    Great fun, too many wines, happy to have attended. Looking forward to next year.

    April 15, 2012

  • Chef M.

    I met so many nice people that enjoy food and wine the way I do. It was a blast!

    April 15, 2012

  • Sean

    It was a stone grove! Thanks Karen!

    April 15, 2012

  • Bonnie F.

    What a great idea! It was soo much fun:)

    April 15, 2012

  • Karen

    The boys and girls club is expecting over 100 teams tonight and said they will probably have three winning teams instead of two!

    1 · April 14, 2012

  • Karen

    Today is the last day to pre-register for only $10. At-the-door registration will increase to $20pp. If you're looking for teammates, you can update your RSVP and connect directly with others on the list who may be in the same situation. You don't need to stick with your teammates during the tasting (but you do have to check in together). It just helps to cut down the cost of the 3 bottles per team. See you there! :)

    April 13, 2012

  • Karen

    Looking forward to seeing you all this Saturday! FYI please feel free to join us for an after party at the Belly Up. Pine Mountain Logs is a fun cover band known for their harmonies. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts ats 9pm. Go to for band info & videos, or to buy advance tickets for $16 before they sell out.

    April 10, 2012

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