Sunday, April 26th, was the annual Beale Street Wine Race, and what a day it
was. We had sun, fun, and people everywhere. Twenty-seven teams competed in various events including the Parade, Queen of the Vine, Grape Stomp, and, of course, the Relay.
Congratulations to the 2009 winners: Parade: Club 152; Queen of the Vine: Lori Rhea of Red Rooster; Grape Stomp: 1st Place-Charles Spencer of Kooky Canuck, 2nd Place-Wesley Washington of Alfred's; Relay: 1st Place-Flemings Prime Steakhouse, 2nd Place-Gold Strike Casino, 3rd Place-Huey's Southaven, 4th Place-Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
Thank you to our judges: Kevin Kane, president of Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau; radio personality Beck from 93X; and Muck Sticky, a local entertainer.
And thank you to our sponsors: M. Palazola, U.S. Foods, Bevinco, Delta Wholesale, Husch Vineyards, Barefoot Wine, Aquafina, Dingo Entertainment, Shackelfords Florist, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Performa Entertainment Real Estate, City of Memphis, and Beale Street Merchants Association.