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Wine Wars is returning to Orlando this April - Cheers!

Calling all Orlando wine enthusiasts!

Wine Wars is returning to The Veranda at Thornton Park, from 5 pm to 9 pm. on Saturday, April 15, 2023.

Think you know exactly which bottle of wine to grab to win over any crowd? If so, it’s time to declare Wine Wars!

Wine Wars Orlando

Wine Wars is a wine tasting event with a competitive twist. During this event, participants will get the chance to compete for a chance to take up to 150 bottles home, while also benefiting a local charity. The event will have up to 150 teams, consisting of no more than three people. Each team will need to bring three of the same bottles of this year’s specified wine category: red wines.

At the beginning of the event, teams will drop off their bottles to the wine attendant and they will be assigned a number that is unknown by the team or other contestants. From there, each team will grab their wine glasses and begin tasting and voting for their most and least favorite. The team with the highest number of votes for “Most Favorite” wine of the night will take home one unopened bottle from each team. The team that brought the least favorite wine of the evening will get the privilege of taking their unopened bottle back home. There will also be prizes awarded to the team with the most creative name, the best photo booth picture, and more.

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Each year, Wine Wars donates a portion of the event’s proceeds to benefit a local charity. This year’s event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida. This organization helps support families of sick children by providing homes and other valuable resources. Zebra Coalition, Orlando Dream Center, House of Hope Orlando, and a Gift for Teaching are all past benefactors of Wine Wars. “We are excited to bring Wine Wars back, even bigger and better this year,” said CEO Tanya Baskerville. “It is always a great atmosphere full of laughs and friendly competition, all for an amazing cause.” In addition to tasting dozens of wines, attendees will also get to enjoy music from a live DJ. There will be dancing, a photo booth and food available for purchase from various vendors. The food for the evening will be curated to pair well with the night’s wine selections. All attendees will also receive a keepsake 12 oz. wine glass. Tickets are $35 per person. Each individual team member participating in the wine competition must purchase a ticket. Non-drinker tickets are also available for those who would like to experience the fun, but do not intend on drinking. The event is only open to those 21 or older.

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This year’s Wine Wars is sponsored by Total Wine & More, Hillstone Restaurant Group, The Capital Grille, Hawkers Asian Street Food, Seasons 52, and Surety Consultants.

Upon purchasing tickets, eventgoers will receive a special code from Total Wine & More for 20% off any Winery Direct Red Wine. This offer will only be valid at local Total Wine & More Central Florida locations. For tickets, click here.

For more information about Wine Wars, visit

Wine Wars Orlando

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