June 21, 2010

Drinking Bargain Wines at STL Uncorked, 6/19/10

Drinkers braved the shirt-soaking humidity on Saturday, armed with glasses of wine and strong appetites at St. Louis Uncorked Wine & Music Festival. Photographer Nick Schnelle brings back these photos.
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Whitney Payne shows off her glass of Apothic Red Blend wine, which has a fruity aroma with berry, pepper and spice flavors. A bottle costs around $9.
Whitney Payne shows off her glass of Apothic Red Blend wine, which has a fruity aroma with berry, pepper and spice flavors. A bottle costs around $9.
A volunteer pours a glass a red wine.
A volunteer pours a glass a red wine.
Craig and Alena Ahrens put wine tokens up to their eyes.
Craig and Alena Ahrens put wine tokens up to their eyes.
Patsy Paulk and Tony Carigo relax in the shade. After having their fair share of wine, Patsy said they then switched to beer.
Patsy Paulk and Tony Carigo relax in the shade. After having their fair share of wine, Patsy said they then switched to beer.
Patty Held, president of the Hermann Wine Trail, pours a sample of wine. The Hermann Wine Trail is a collection of 7 wineries along 20 miles of the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven.
Patty Held, president of the Hermann Wine Trail, pours a sample of wine. The Hermann Wine Trail is a collection of 7 wineries along 20 miles of the Missouri River between Hermann and New Haven.
In order to sample the wine, patrons had to buy tokens. Four tokens cost $5; two tokens gets you a two-ounce. sample and five tokens gets you a six-ounce glass of wine.
In order to sample the wine, patrons had to buy tokens. Four tokens cost $5; two tokens gets you a two-ounce. sample and five tokens gets you a six-ounce glass of wine.
Jason Evans and Christina came to St. Louis Uncorked for their four-month anniversary. They both sampled the Red Rock Malbec, a red wine with ripe berry and floral aromas that pairs well with barbecued chicken, ravioli and cheeses. A bottle costs around $10.
Jason Evans and Christina came to St. Louis Uncorked for their four-month anniversary. They both sampled the Red Rock Malbec, a red wine with ripe berry and floral aromas that pairs well with barbecued chicken, ravioli and cheeses. A bottle costs around $10.
A woman pours out a sample of red wine using a "one dose" wine decanter, which aerates the wine to releases more aromatic compounds.
A woman pours out a sample of red wine using a "one dose" wine decanter, which aerates the wine to releases more aromatic compounds.
Drinking Bargain Wines at STL Uncorked, 6/19/10
Selina Madrid and Lauren Olsen.
Selina Madrid and Lauren Olsen.