Memorial Day conjures up many vivid memories: family picnics, neighborhood barbecues, parades and thankful, solemn remembrances. Frank and Beverlee Deardorff treated the Wine Stewards to an old-fashioned barbecue with a Robson twist. Upon arrival guests were handed a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio. Frank asked each member to observe a moment of silence to honor all those who served to preserve our freedom. With grateful hearts the members complied. Then the evening became a celebration of friendship and old-time fun. Hamburgers and hot dogs and potato salad and baked beans were the main course. Of course this being Robson, presentations and tastings of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet accompanied the meal. The three white wines were chosen for their lightness, fruit flavors and crispness, a perfect choice for a warm outdoor gathering. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio from the Trentino Region in the Italian Alps, Gallo Sauvignon Blanc 1933 and Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay were the featured selections, with the Chardonnay receiving the most raves. It must have been the crème brulee finish that sold us. The reds were represented by Layer Cake Shiraz from Australia with hints of blueberry and kirsch, Three Girls Pure Red Blend that was smooth and supple and a Mendoza Malbec from Argentina with plump dark fruit flavors and a smoky finish. What is the perfect ending for an old-fashion early summer outdoor gathering? Ice cream, of course. Ice cream bars in various flavors were offered. As a special surprise, Bill Fideli was presented with a personal size birthday cake. His birthday is May 30 and so was Memorial Day. What better way to spend it than sipping wine with friends, watching the sun set and munching on ice cream bars.