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Wine tasting a draw

First Posted: 9:42 am - July 26th, 2015

By Ben Hohenstatt - bhohenstatt@civitasmedia.com



A summertime theme at the Cornwallis House Tea Co. meant the wines available for tasting last Friday were enjoyed chilled.
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Christina Fair, owner of Cornwallis House Tea Co., talks with Carolyn Douglass and Debbie Bise during a wine tasting held Friday.
Ben Hohenstatt | The Herald Independent
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WINNSBORO — Winnsboro’s adult beverage connoisseurs had no reason to whine last Friday when the Cornwallis House Tea Co. hosted a wine tasting.

“This is our fifth one (wine tasting),” said Christina Fair, owner of Cornwallis House Tea Co. “We just try to do a theme for each of them.”

This tasting was summer themed, which meant the seven wines available for tasting were enjoyed chilled.

“This is our most casual one,” Fair said.

Fair said she felt compelled to begin hosting the wine tastings because of a dearth of similar events in Winnsboro.

“There’s nothing else like this in Winnsboro,” Fair said.

The singular nature of the tastings mean the events have developed a dedicated following.

More than a dozen people payed $9 to enjoy finger foods prepared by Fair and sample wines from locales including New Zealand and France.

In addition to sampling the wines, tasters were informed about the wine selections — including a French blush.

“It’s not going to be sweet, it’s going to be very subtle,” Fair said.

Carolyn Douglass and her daughter, Debbie Bise of Columbia, are regular attendees and enjoy the events as a mother-daughter bonding opportunity.

“We make it a mother-daughter event,” Bise said.

Douglass said the wine selections and food offered are always enjoyable, and the tastings have become must-attend events.

“We come to all of them that they have,” Douglass said.

A summertime theme at the Cornwallis House Tea Co. meant the wines available for tasting last Friday were enjoyed chilled.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_IMG_2387.jpgA summertime theme at the Cornwallis House Tea Co. meant the wines available for tasting last Friday were enjoyed chilled. Ben Hohenstatt | The Herald Independent

Christina Fair, owner of Cornwallis House Tea Co., talks with Carolyn Douglass and Debbie Bise during a wine tasting held Friday.
http://heraldindependent.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_IMG_2390.jpgChristina Fair, owner of Cornwallis House Tea Co., talks with Carolyn Douglass and Debbie Bise during a wine tasting held Friday. Ben Hohenstatt | The Herald Independent

By Ben Hohenstatt

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