You wish for more riches? OK. Live music all afternoon. Samples of Decatur’s finest cuisine. Artists.
More? No problem. An Art Walk pre-party. A raffle. The very best part? You can bask in the knowledge you’ve supported an important organization, the Decatur Arts Alliance, in bringing free art to the people year ‘round.
Yes, it’s the 10th Decatur Wine Festival, November 5th, from one o’clock to four o’clock, on the beautiful Decatur square. As of this writing, $35 tickets are still available at Ticket Alternative and at Decatur Package Store. While at Decatur Package, say hi to Herb; he’s the marvelous guy who lines up all these wines for the festival. He also procures the prizes for the raffle, which usually include large format (read: big) bottles, wine accoutrements, and fun souvenirs from the distributors he works with.
Which brings me back to the original question, What is a Melchior? Besides being one of the wise men, a Melchior is a very large bottle of wine.
(I found this great image here.)
18 liters, 24 standard bottles, two cases. Technically, the raffle will not include a Melchior, because Melchior refers specifically to a bottle. And the wine festival’s prize will come in a bag-in-box. So we need a new name for a Melchior-amount of wine in a box. I’m thinking…Aquarium. Yes, an Aquarium of wine will be the grand prize at the raffle.
I’ll need a follow-up post to tell you more about the Art Walk, the bands, the artists, the restaurants, and, of course, the soon to be published wine list. You can plan your strategy. In the meantime, buy your tickets; this event sells out every year. If I don’t win the Aquarium, I hope you do.