Crowd turns out for Main Street's Summer Wined Up event

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Participants in Friday’s Wined Up event in downtown Newnan pause to visit while enjoying one of the wine selections at a stop on the evening’s route of more than 20 businesses. 


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A crowd turned out for Main Street Newnan's fifth annual Summer Wined Up event Friday, with participants strolling downtown and sampling a selection of wines at various downtown shops and businesses.

The event ran from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. According to city Business Development Director Hasco Craver, who oversees the Main Street program, the evening featured 23 locations offering everything from sweet and crisp Muscadine wines produced in Georgia to sparkling whites from the Asti region of Italy, traditional dry reds, summer whites, a complete complement of contributions from California’s well renowned Sonoma Valley and international selections from South Africa, New Zealand, Spain and Argentina. Tickets for the evening were $ 25.

Complimentary refreshments, live music, retail sales specials and other treats were made available for attendees by the participating Main Street businesses.

The wine tasting worked similar to a progressive dinner — with attendees going from business to business to enjoy a wine selection at each stop. They checked in at a booth on east Court Square to receive their ID for the evening, a unique commemorative wine glass, an event bracelet and an informational brochure detailing each of the participating locations and their specific wine offering.

Bracelets had to be worn at all times, and participants had to be over age 21.

The Summer Wined Up is one of several events produced by Main Street including the Art Walk featuring local artists displaying their talents and the popular spring and fall Taste of Newnan food festivals featuring local restaurants and caterers offering samples from their menus.

For more information on Main Street's downtown Newnan events visit www.mainstreetnewnan.com or contact Craver at 770-253-8283.



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