DESTIN — The 2013 Tasting of Champions: Wine Walkabout and Tasting event will be held on Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa’s newly renovated Coral Ballroom.
This Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation annual event will feature medal winners in 67 categories of wine, culled from more than 600 wine entries for the new South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival.
Prior to the event, a panel of regional wine experts will score the 600 wines entered into the SWBWFF private wine judging competition. The judges will select a gold, silver, and bronze medal winner in each category.
On the evening of Feb. 1, the Tasting of Champions event invites the public to taste all wines entered in the judging, including best in show red and best in show white.
"Tasting of Champions is a great opportunity to enjoy the marvelous wines that will be offered at the new South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival on the fourth weekend of April," said John Russell, president of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.
"Proceeds from both events, Tasting of Champions & SWBWFF, benefit the 14 Northwest Florida charities supported by DCWAF."
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at DCWAF.org. Ticket cost includes wine and light fare. All proceeds from this event benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.