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November 30, 2013

Inaugural ‘Wine Walk’ is Norman success

NORMAN — Frontier Country Marketing Association’s inaugural Oklahoma Wine Walk on Nov. 2 at Brookhaven Village shopping district in Norman was considered a great success with more than 1,000 people in attendance to enjoy a day of Oklahoma wine tasting.

The wine walk featured 10 wineries from across the state set up underneath tents in a festival-type atmosphere. Patrons tasted selections from the Oklahoma wineries, browsed outdoor booths with genuine wine collectibles and made-in-Oklahoma products and listened to live music from Oklahoma entertainers including the SongWriters Association of Norman, North Meets South and the Sooner Theatre.

“For a first-time event, it exceeded our expectations in every aspect,” said Sherri Rogers, executive director of Frontier Country Marketing Association. “The weather was perfect and visitors continued to pour in even as the event was coming to a close. We hope and think the Oklahoma Wine Walk will be a place for everyone to enjoy Oklahoma wine, music, food and fun for years to come.”

During the event, patrons voted on their favorite Oklahoma wines. Winners of the categories included:

· Best Red — Sweet: Sex in the Vineyard -—Pinot Noir by Wakefield Winery in Gerty

· Best Red — Dry: Thunderhead -—Cabernet Sauvignon by Put A Cork In It Winery in Oklahoma City

· Best White — Sweet: Hummingbird’s Kiss by Native Spirits Winery in Norman

· Best White — Dry: Forget Me Not - Pinot Grigio by Whispering Meadows Vineyards & Winery in McAlester

Wineries that participated in the Oklahoma Wine Walk included: Base Vines and Cattle Winery in Geary, Canadian River Winery in Lexington, Native Spirits Winery in Norman, Put A Cork In It Winery in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown, StableRidge Winery in Stroud, Summerside Vineyards & Winery in Vinita, Wakefield Inn & Winery in Gerty, Urban Wine Works in Oklahoma City’s Plaza District, Whispering Meadows in McAlester and Whirlwind Winery in Watonga.

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