A little touch of Italy for the Wine Knots

Wine Knots know age and glasses of wine should never be counted.

Joan Newcomer

There was a chill in the air and rain everywhere on the third Friday in October. Robson Ranch hadn’t seen the sun in four days. However, neither rain, nor gloom, nor darkness of night could keep the Wine Knots from their appointed task of tasting wine and enjoying great fellowship.

To the familiar shouts of “Wine Knot!”, fourteen brave souls set out for beautiful downtown Grapevine and the legendary Café Italia. Beko the Magnificent served our table, surrounded by portraits of characters from the Sopranos. Waiting as we arrived were a variety of wine selections. A Pinot Noir, a Pinot Grigio, two red blends and two glasses of iced tea (hey, it’s still Texas!) were among the wines matched with fabulous entrees including Chilean sea bass, lobster ravioli, chicken rollatini, calamari and salmon Italiana for a wonderful Italian feast for the senses.

After an evening of dinner, wine and fellowship, we returned dry and safely to the Ranch thanks to our designated drivers. The Wine Knots don’t often travel, but when we do, we do it right. Salute!