A unique twist on a traditional wine tasting, this first annual Sweet 16 Pinot Noir Tournament takes on a blind tasting bracket format with pinot noirs from Chile, California, Oregon, France, New Zealand and Germany. The Sweet 16 tasting will begin with a blind barrage of half ounce samples of 16 different wines paired side by side in a customary 16-team bracket. Once guests have marked their scorecard to choose their favorites for the great eight, diners move on to delight in an array of tasty tapas by Ocean Grill Chef, Chris Pickren while the judges tally the results. Once the votes are in and the great 8 advance, guests will re-taste the wines and choose the winners for round two. The taste and tapas format will continue until an overall Pinot Noir winner is selected.
Wines competing in the Sweet 16 Pinot Noir Tournament, Tasting and Tapas Event include: