Whine On The River 2008 in Nashville, TN! What, No Wine At 5:30 p.m.? That Ain't Right!

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Benchmark Realty

Wine On The River,a hugely popular venue on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge in Downtown Nashville is a great place to sit back and watch the glam girls in stiletto's and cigar toking gents graze up and down the bridge with their what...empty Riedel glass. What's up with that! My best friend and I have attended this event for the last 3 years and we arrived around 3:30 and started our ascent to one of the 4 lines marking the get on your mark, get set....go, and our first disappointment was a sold out Riedel wine glass booth. Everybody knows that all the wine snobs purchase a Riedel to sip the "Juice of the Gods" and stroll around sniffing into the wide neck; sipping and whispering about all the "sights" that have you wondering if it is not grown ups Halloween! I don't mean that in a bad way as I actually took home a few pointers myself. I learned new uses for cemetery wreaths as they look good on top of your head, Aunt Edna's big white sunglasses are coming out of the drawer and onto my face along with a tube of red lipstick for each lip; remember, if God didn't make them, Collagen created them and Botox stopped them from smiling but they were pretty! And then.....it all came to a screeching halt! Now, don't get me wrong, some of the booths still had wine, but I am a sissy wine drinker unlike my Sonoma Valley Girl who has wine running through her veins. So I noticed I was starting to hear over and over, we are out of all the sweet ones and then.....it happened; there were entire booths that went unmanned and empty bottles stacked like toy soldiers on the tables and then.....came the whining. Yep, that was me and my Sonoma Valley Girlfriend who paid $50 a piece for our tickets and left the bridge-stone-cold sober! Am I the only one who noticed? I know there were other Nashville Realtors that attended!

  

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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

Oh No! The brown bag! My husband is from Addison, Elmhurst, Villa Park area and he has never had any trouble drinking his wine out of any container! Thanks for reading me!

Sep 26, 2008 01:40 AM #2
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LOL Not sorry I missed that one girl! I will just sit back at home and not pay the 50 bucks. lol Actaully I didnt know I was missing the event. But I guess I am glad I did!

Sep 26, 2008 02:05 AM #3
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

I had planned to attend and then FORGOT! My wine angel must have been looking out for me! LOL

Sep 26, 2008 04:40 AM #4
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

I could have had several bottles of wine on the patio with my feet propped up!

Sep 26, 2008 05:10 AM #5
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

I think we should do just that!

Oct 04, 2008 04:14 AM #6
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

That's what I'm saying! I tried a pear martini last night and I am sure it could be the new juice of th Gods!

Oct 04, 2008 05:25 AM #7
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Cynthia Tilghman, RealtorĀ® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

Denise,
I understand your disappointment ---  yes, definitely a couple of glasses sitting on the deck watching a beautiful Carolina sunset is my cup of tea wine.

Oct 21, 2008 01:08 PM #8
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

A glass of wine and a beautiful sunset; what a perfect combination!

Oct 21, 2008 01:15 PM #9
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Donna Mitchell- Middle Tennessee's Best Banker
Brentwood, TN

Oh the HUMANITY!  Lol.  Sorry they ran out....that happend to us at wine down main street in Franklin a few years ago.  Nearly caused a riot!

Oct 22, 2008 05:03 AM #10
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

I could see that happening! Don't invite folks to a paid wine event and run out of wine.....just not cool!

Oct 22, 2008 08:51 AM #11
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Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

Denise-Sorry your day didn't turn out as good as you would have liked. I would have liked the event, but the wine I wouldn't want. Acid Reflux and alcohol just don't mix.  We have a winery here and it is great to tour. They also have different things there like wine tasting. I was a little amazed at the winery the first time I went there and saw how they bottled it.  Maybe next time, they will have enough on hand.

Oct 26, 2008 05:00 PM #12
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

Oh no, you are right....acid reflux doesn't go well with much of anything. Thanks for the comment!

Oct 26, 2008 11:46 PM #13
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Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Denise,  What a bummer.  Can you ask for a refund maybe? :-)

Oct 27, 2008 06:16 AM #14
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

My best friend invited me as her guest so I I told her she should at least ask for a partial refund but she never did. I would love to know how many complaints they had as I am sure they were plentiful. Thanks for your comment!

Oct 27, 2008 09:42 AM #15
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Being a Whiner wine connaisseur myself, seem odd to stoll around in stiletts on a bridge, but each to their own, may I suggest next year BYO.

Oct 29, 2008 12:09 AM #16
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

Hi Mary, I think that is a great idea to BYO just in case. This event brings out a lot of Realtors (surprise) as well as Paris Hilton costume winners. The wine just helps to bridge the gap!

Oct 29, 2008 02:08 AM #17
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James Wexler
wexzilla.com - Scottsdale, AZ

wine, cigar, girls in stiletto's , that is how the NAR should run their convention. Attendendance would be through the roof

Nov 05, 2008 01:09 AM #18
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

I hear that! As long as the wine well does not go dry. Remember, stiletto's sometime don't make the girl, but wine helps to see her in a different light! lol

Nov 05, 2008 02:29 AM #19
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Denise, that so tacky that they ran out of wine. That's like an Irish Fest without beer :-)~

lmo

Nov 10, 2008 03:21 AM #20
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Denise Williams
Benchmark Realty - Brentwood, TN

I know, it was crazy and they sell tickets so they know how many to plan for so I am not sure of what happened!

Nov 11, 2008 04:07 AM #21
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