Winebusiness.com - Homepage for the Wine Industry

The Guinness World RecordĀ® For the Longest Relay Wine Toast Is Set in the Napa Valley


Date: 10/08/12

The Napa Valley Wine Wave beats the previous world record with 487 Participants

St. Helena, CA, October 7, 2012—The United States is now home to the Guinness World Record for the longest relay wine toast. Today, 487 people gathered at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena for the Napa Valley Wine Wave and set the new world record. Participants defeated the previous record of 321 set by Guangzhou, China, in November 2011.

img 1
Photo credit: photo by Charles O'Rear)

“We brought our community together and we set a Guinness World Record,” said St. Helena Mayor, Del Britton. “This unique world record now resides in the Napa Valley, the heart of the wine experience.”

Guinness Adjudicator, Johanna Hessling, oversaw the event. Upon completion of the record she announced that the new world record of 487 had been set. The longest relay wine toast is a sequential toast where participants clink glasses in order, from start to finish, rather than the more common toast where everyone clinks glasses simultaneously. Participants received a world record medallion to commemorate the event.

Food was offered by local food trucks Marks the Spot and Awful Falafel and was paired with wines from Appellation St. Helena including Ballentine Vineyards, Charnu Winery, Chase Family Cellars, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wine, Raymond Vineyards, Robert Biale Vineyards, Rutherford Grove, Salvestrin Winery, Trinchero Family Vineyards, Tudal Family Winery, and V. Sattui Winery.

At 1:30 p.m. participants lined up in the ‘Clink Arena’ and prepared for the Guinness World Record attempt. Line Captains guided their groups in the “clink, sip and clink” process which eventually won the record. Passed appetizers were served by CIA (Culinary Institute of America) students, as well as local businesses French Blue, Sorenson Catering and Armadillos. The official wine for the Guinness World Record Event was the 2009 Charles Krug Zinfandel. At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 7th, 2012, St. Helena broke the Guinness World Record.

The Napa Valley Wine Wave was created by the St. Helena Kiwanis Club, in partnership with the wineries of Appellation St. Helena, CHEERS! St. Helena and the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce, as a way to raise money for scholarships. Proceeds raised from the event go towards scholarships in the agriculture, viticulture, winemaking, business and hospitality industries. For more information visit the Napa Valley Wine Wave NapaValleyWineWave.org // @NVWineWave

Subscribe to Daily news Email

FREE Wine Business Daily News delivers the industry's top stories emailed to you from our editorial team.

most popular daily news links

latest used barrels

- used barrels  •  yesterday at 8:28PM PDT
- used barrels  •  yesterday at 6:05AM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 19, 2014 at 6:54PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 19, 2014 at 3:35PM PDT
- used barrels  •  Aug 19, 2014 at 3:12PM PDT

latest real estate

- real estate  •  Aug 19, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 17, 2014 at 12:33PM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 14, 2014 at 11:04PM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 14, 2014 at 4:01PM PDT
- real estate  •  Aug 14, 2014 at 4:01PM PDT

latest services & supplies

- services & supplies  •  yesterday at 2:14PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 18, 2014 at 5:43PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 18, 2014 at 10:15AM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 15, 2014 at 2:24PM PDT
- services & supplies  •  Aug 15, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT

industry events

Aug 28
CA
Aug 30
CA
Search Events:

Copyright© 1994-2014 by Wine Communications Group. All Rights Reserved. Copyright protection extends to all written material, graphics, backgrounds and layouts. None of this material may be reproduced for any reason without written permission of the Publisher. Wine Business Insider, Wine Business Monthly, Grower & Cellar News and Wine Market News are all trademarks of Wine Communications Group and will be protected to the fullest extent of the law.