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Urban Wine Walk Saturday

September 20, 2011 by R.J. Price

Join the throng of wine enthusiasts and  urban adventurists who will be rating grapes during Saturday’s Urban Wine Walk.

Wine_Walk2This free event encourages Wine Walkers to ride METRO light rail (just $3.50 for a day pass) between three hubs–Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, and Uptown–to get a taste of the emerging wine and dining scene in our Central City.

You’ll make the jump from novice to wine expert as you sample 2 oz pours on a diverse list of over 50 wines. From deep red Cabernets and Pinot Noirs to sweeter Chardonnays and Rieslings, the Urban Wine Walk has something for all tastes. Pours are priced between $2-$4 and restaurant hosts will provide Wine Walkers with tasty palate-cleansing snacks along the way.

Urban Wine Walk is scheduled to run 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. but don’t be surprised if a thirsty mob arrives at Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery & Wine Bar early to claim the free gift bags being doled out while supplies last.

logoIn all, 17 bars and restaurants will participate in this event, which is sponsored by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership and Mix 96.9 FM. Downtown restaurants include 1130, The Arrogant Butcher, Brick Pizzeria, ICON, District American Kitchen & Wine Bar, Kincaid’s, Networks, Nobuo at Teeter House, Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery & Wine Bar, Province, Rose & Crown, Sam’s Café, and Steve’s Greenhouse Grill. Everything a Wine Walker needs, including a full list of participants, maps, plus wine and snack deets, is available at downtownphoenix.com/winewalk.

And while you’re bumping around the Interwebs check out other great events coming this fall to Downtown Phoenix at downtownphoenix.com/liveitup

See you Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.