February 2014 Wine Club
(and Dec. 2013 Pics)
Welcome to our first meeting of 2014! Though we don't keep official counts, I think the February meeting had the highest attendance yet with at least 65 wine lovers sipping. Thanks to all for making the meeting go as smoothly as it did.
As many of you are aware, there was a room mix-up that caused us a good bit of scurrying before getting down to serious business (downing serious business?). Diane and I thank all of you that helped move tables, open bottles, pour wine and generally hustle the room into shape. I think we got started only 5 minutes late! Your help was especially appreciated with the absence of Wayne & Kathy who were in California for the birth of their new granddaughter, Sienna. Mother and daughter are doing fine!
The Tasting Wines
This month we did something a bit different. Wayne, Kathy, Diane & I blind-tasted 3 mid-priced wines; a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Zinfandel, and a Syrah. You all received a compilation of our tasting notes combined with those of professional tasters to try to identify the three wines. I hope you were more successful than I was, as I mixed up the Zinfandel and Syrah both times I tasted them!
We awarded 3 prizes this month, all going only to those making correct guesses. I really thought we were going to run out of entries before finding 3 correct guesses! (Sounds like sour grapes maybe?) Below are the pictures of the winners. Hey guys, I notice we got skunked here!
Our winners - Saundra Steckline, Lynn Pajer, and Cheryl Lowry
Once again, you guys came through with some of the best tasting appetizers ever! What a bunch of good cooks we are blessed with!
It's you that make it great.
Here are the pictures of our Champagne December tasting. I don't know what caused the delay-our official photographer Pat Gougelmann gave me the pictures in a timely manner, I passed them off to our highly skilled and overpaid web master but the job just never got done. So here they are. As always, we can't thank you guys enough for making it all happen!
And until next time...