Wine Expo attracts international wine makers - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Wine Expo attracts international wine makers

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - On April eighth, fine wine makers from across the globe are descending on Hattiesburg for the seventh annual New South Wine Expo.

The event is presented by the Purple Parrot Café restaurant, and it will take place at the Cultural Center in downtown Hattiesburg. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample a variety of unique wines from thirty five different wine makers.

Dusty Frierson is the General Manager of Purple Parrot Incorporated and has been working to organize the wine tasting. Wine experts from Germany, Australia, Austria, Spain and several U.S. states are traveling to the Hub City to showcase their products.

"So we are really excited to have them come in. It's the wine makers or owners of these wineries and they are showing their wines, three wines each. So we've got a hundred wines there for people to taste and it's just a great event for the city of Hattiesburg, unlike anything you can get in any neighboring state even," said Frierson.

Frierson said both wine aficionados and novices are welcome at the event. He added that there will be a wide sampling of wine available to please any palate.

If you are interested in attending the New South Wine Expo on Friday, please call 601-264-0656 for ticket information. The wine tasting will take place from six to nine PM.

Copyright 2011 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Doctor sentenced to prison for bribing former prison boss

    Doctor sentenced to prison for bribing former prison boss

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:53 PM EST2017-12-16 03:53:08 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    59-year-old Reddix, of Jackson, was sentenced to serve 72 months in federal prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. He was also fined $15,000 and ordered to forfeit $1,266,438.

    More >>

    59-year-old Reddix, of Jackson, was sentenced to serve 72 months in federal prison followed by 2 years of supervised release. He was also fined $15,000 and ordered to forfeit $1,266,438.

    More >>
  • Law enforcement out in full force during holiday season

    Law enforcement out in full force during holiday season

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:09 PM EST2017-12-16 03:09:57 GMT
    Photo credit: WDAMPhoto credit: WDAM

    Keeping people safe on Mississippi roads for the Christmas holiday, that's the goal of law enforcement. The Covington County Sheriff's Office is just one of many law enforcement agencies across the pine belt working overtime to protect drivers. WDAM caught up with DUI enforcement in Covington County to talk specifics. Deputy Charles Reid said, "Don't drink and drive." That's the message the Covington County Sheriff's Office is relaying to drivers.   You will likely re...

    More >>

    Keeping people safe on Mississippi roads for the Christmas holiday, that's the goal of law enforcement. The Covington County Sheriff's Office is just one of many law enforcement agencies across the pine belt working overtime to protect drivers. WDAM caught up with DUI enforcement in Covington County to talk specifics. Deputy Charles Reid said, "Don't drink and drive." That's the message the Covington County Sheriff's Office is relaying to drivers.   You will likely re...

    More >>
  • Perry County man arrested for drug possession and assault on police officer

    Perry County man arrested for drug possession and assault on police officer

    Friday, December 15 2017 9:42 PM EST2017-12-16 02:42:29 GMT
    Reginald McDonald. SOURCE: Perry County Sheriff's OfficeReginald McDonald. SOURCE: Perry County Sheriff's Office
    Perry County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for drug possession and assaulting a police officer in Richton.  Deputies responded to Fred's in reference to a shoplifting case. While on scene, a deputy got into a physical altercation with the suspect, who fled on foot outside the store, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.  The suspect was met by several deputies who were getting ready for the Richton Parade. Reginald R. McDonald, 48, was...More >>
    Perry County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for drug possession and assaulting a police officer in Richton.  Deputies responded to Fred's in reference to a shoplifting case. While on scene, a deputy got into a physical altercation with the suspect, who fled on foot outside the store, according to the Perry County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.  The suspect was met by several deputies who were getting ready for the Richton Parade. Reginald R. McDonald, 48, was...More >>
Powered by Frankly