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    Enjoy the weather this weekend with wine, beer, and trolley rides! The nonprofit Jeffersonville Main Street Inc., along with the merchants in Jeffersonville are sponsoring a wine, brew, and food tasting event in the local shops of Jeffersonville, Indiana this Friday, September 19 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. The sixth annual Hops, Shops, & Chardonnay event allows participants to sample wines and brews inside locally-owned businesses while strolling through the lovely Historic Downtown Jeffersonville.

    Like the Wine Walk & Shop, the Hops, Shops, & Chardonnay event showcases both the local businesses of Jeffersonville and the progress that has taken place in the district. The participating shops will offer samples from a wide variety of Indiana and Midwestern wines and brews inside their premises. There will also be live music, including performances by: Joyful Noise, Haley Shields & Sabrina Bays , Greg Ziesemer & Kriss Luckett, Mike O'Bryan, and Kevin Rees. The “hops” part of the event’s title has a double meaning— participants can hop on the trolley to visit the shops if they like. 

    Here are the Indiana wines to be featured at the event:

    •         Best Catawba
    •         Butler Yellowwood White
    •         Chateau de Pique Traminette
    •         Chateau Thomas White Zinfandel
    •         Satek 101 Lakes White
    •         Rettig Hill Grand Rouge
    •         Chateau Thomas Classic Merlot
    •         Simmons Blackberry
    •         Turtle Run Max's Small Batch Red
    •         Winzerwald Little Rhineland Red  

    And the Brews  (Mostly from Indiana):

    •         Barley Island Sheet Metal
    •         Flat 12 Amber
    •         Fountain Square Workingman's Pilsner
    •         Oaken Barrel Razz Wheat
    •         Tin Man Rivet
    •         Triton Railsplitter
    •         Redd's Wicked Apple Ale (new seasonal)
    •         Upland Oktoberfest
    •         Three Floyds Brand Gumballhead
    •         Three Floyds Zombie Dust

    All event-goers must go to the registration area in the Glossbrenner Garden at the corner of Spring and Chestnut Streets. Find directions here. The first 500 people to go through registration will receive a commemorative glass. The Hops, Shops, & Chardonnay event coincides with PARK(ing) Day, so everyone is encouraged to enjoy the various creations in parking spaces throughout downtown Jeffersonville.

    Advance tickets are $15. They can be purchased:

    - online

    - Choices Boutique, 437 Spring Street, 283-6008

    - Schimpff's Confectionery, 347 Spring Street, 283-8367

    - The Springs Salon & Spa, 234 Spring Street, 284-1226

    - Budget Print, 902 E. 10th Street

    Day of tickets are $20.

    Of course, only participants who are at least 21 years old can receive wine or beer tastings, and all alcoholic beverages must be consumed inside the business where it was poured.

    Special thanks go to: the Jeffersonville Urban Enterprise Association, Monarch Beverage Co., Ted Throckmorton, the City of Jeffersonville, Al's Cut Rate Liquor, Jeff-Clark Preservation, Bales AutoMall, Voss Clark Industries, WFPK 91.9 FM, Jeffersonville Main Street's volunteers, and the merchants of downtown Jeffersonville.

    Go here for more information.


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