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Next Tasting at the Track Set for August 23

NEW ORLEANS (Friday, August 3, 2012) – Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., continues its 2012 “Tastings at the Track” wine tasting series on August 23, a Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., with “The Great American Wine Tasting" featuring more than 35 wines from throughout the United States.

Held in partnership with Dorignac’s Food Center, this reception-style tasting will feature all high-quality wines. Cost to attend is $25 per person. Tickets are available at Dorignac’s (710 Veterans Blvd in Metairie) and, if not sold out, will be available at the door.

Held in Fair Grounds’ 4th floor Clubhouse, the sampling will also feature a selection of gourmet cheeses and experts who will answer wine-related questions. For more information, visit www.fairgroundsracecourse.com or call 504-948-1285.

NOTE: Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Fair Grounds will host monthly “Tastings at the Tracks” through November. Future dates and themes will be announced as they’re available.