It’s a Throwdown!

Preparing the Red Wines for the Event

The Ultimate Wine Throwdown: an event to see and be seen, the place to find your new favorite wine, to meet fellow wine lovers, and most of all, taste 30 of the best wines your local distributors have to offer!

Don’t worry, “Throwdown” has nothing to do with chugging box’ o wine or gettin’ down with your bad self – but it’s no snob party either. Decanted Wines in Naples, FL hosts this event once a quarter in order to get a true customer’s opinion as to what should be on the shelves, and what shouldn’t. Decanted works with a number of distributors with diverse wine portfolios, typically there are 6 to 8 sales representatives pouring up to 5 wines each. They choose their wines based on performance the previous quarter, new releases and best value. Tasters sample a wide price range, from the $13 Apaltagna Carmenere to the $79 Cakebread Cabernet (the winner this last event). The distributors also have an incentive to show their best since the tasters vote on their favorite wine and favorite presenter.

Distributors Pour a Sampling of 30 Different Wines

Your incentive to vote: the raffle. This time it was a bottle of 2003 Jarvis Lake William Blend ($83) and the lighthearted Decanted T-shirts ($15).

If you have missed the previous Throwdowns, they occurred in February, May and this past week – July 22nd. The next Throwdown is tentatively scheduled for late October. As the wine distributors are voted on at each event, the top distributor for each event steps out until the season finale, the Throwdown of all Throwdowns, The Winner’s Circle Final Four which is scheduled for December.

Cost the Throwdown is $25 per person and includes 30 wines available to taste as well as heavy appetizers catered by South Street. There is special pricing on mix and match 6 packs and cases of the showcased wines.

This gives you an idea of the wide variety of wines poured at the Ultimate Wine Throwdown

Truchard Chardonnay
Cirqu du Vin Jester Blend
Terra Valentine Cabernet
Cakebread Cabernet
Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc
Dominio IV Pinot Noir
Dom. Monpertuis Cote du Rhone
Bennett Lane Turn 4 Cabernet
Sokol Blosser’s Evolution #9
Coppola Director’s Cut Cinema
Emeritus Pinot Noir
Franciscan Magnificat
Domaine Salvard Unique Sav Blanc
Kermit Lynch Cote du Rhone
Chateau Aney Haut Medoc Bordeaux
Cain Cellars Cuvee NV
Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc
Muga Rioja Reserva
Pahlmeyer Merlot
Conn Valley Prologue Cabernet
Arcane Winery Pinot Gris
Nivasco Brachetto D’ Aqui
Don Diego Celsius Shiraz
Apaltagna Carmenere
Abiousness Wines Pinot Noir Rose
La Mozza I Perazzi Super Tuscan
Surh Luchtel Mosaique Red Blend
Nicholson Ranch Sonoma Pinot Noir
Dom. du Chatelard Beaujolais Blanc
Figge Cellars Pinot Noir
Oyikil Malbec
The Messenger Cabernet

Decanted Wines is located at 1410 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples FL. For more information and online ordering visit

Posted on July 27, 2010, in Wine and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. So glad you guys are doing so well! Keep it up

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