Tag: Wine Knots

Wine Knots taste Texas wine

Randy and Debbie Johnston keep the wines close to their Texas home.

Randy Johnston The monthly get together was at Randy and Debbie Johnston’s residence on Friday, April 21. The theme was Texas wine from the Grape Creek Vineyards in Fredericksburg, Texas. The statement of the night was “licorice and leather,” don’t knock it until you try it! That statement came after sampling a bottle of 2014…

Slainte to all! Good health to all!

Wine Knots in the “green”

Randy Johnston The Wine Knots group got together at the Baker’s residence on Friday, March 17, for a great St Patrick’s Day celebration. The Irish wines, well not really Irish, but wines with Irish heritage were the highlight of the night. Three wines were presented and found to be very different. The first sample was…

Wine Knots? Oui!

The Newcomers serving up a little bit of French and a whole lot of fun

Randy Johnston Monsieur et madame Newcomer welcomed the Wine Knots group on Friday, February 17, with a French flare. Chuck and Joan gave us detailed background information on the two wines they chose for the tasting. The first wine was a white “Loire Valley-Sauvion Vouvray 2015.” The nose featured floral and ripe fruit notes veering…

Wine Knots celebrate

Celebrating the holiday season with hosts Mary Ann and Wayne Ballard

Joan Newcomer Jingle, jingle, jingle! Joy, joy, joy! The Wine Knots have much to be joyful about. Good friends, good cheer and a very special anniversary were the topics of excited conversations at the home of Wayne and Mary Ann Ballard this December night. The Ballards recently returned from a Caribbean cruise in celebration of…

Wine Knots explore Chilean wines

Hosts Debbie and Randy Johnston serving acclaimed Chilean wines

Randy Johnston The October Wine Knots get together was hosted by Randy and Debbie Johnston and featured Chilean Wines. The hosts shared background information about Chile and how the climate in the central region matches close to California and Bordeaux. The most prominent wine produced is Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Merlot and Cammenere, “the last…

California Dreaming

California, here we come with Diane and Barry Williams

Joan Newcomer The Wine Knots wrapped up its first year together in style with some California Dreaming at the home of Diane and Barry Williams. Being California natives, the Williams introduced the group to a jargon spoken only in Boonville, California called Boontling. So using the 19th century vernacular, the Wine Knots went “branching” (stepping…

Just chillin’ with the Wine Knots

Vicki and Scott Baker hosting a “chilling” night of wine

Joan Newcomer It’s July in Texas, so the Wine Knots decided to do a suitably deep, historical study of wine pairing. Naturally the research began at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. (This is Texas, y’all.) Immersed in the aromas and ambiance of the cattle show, Scott and Vicki Baker uncovered the perfect pairing…

Wine Knots journey to the Outback

Sommelier Charles and his best mate, Joan

Joan Newcomer G’day Ladies and Gents. On Friday last, Chuck and Joan Newcomer were joined by their Wine Knot mates outback on the porch to explore the wines of Australia. Our Aussie sommelier for the evening gave a brief overview of the wine growing industry Down Under. Australia boasts its reputation as the nation with…

Wine Knots celebrate Germany

Sharon and Rich Heidebrecht host a wunderbar evening of German wines, food and music.

Joan Newcomer The Wine Knots gathered at the home of Sharon and Rich Heidebrecht to celebrate all things German. Sharon and Rich both claim German roots and were anxious to immerse the group in German culture. Sharon set the mood with music on her accordion as well as the piano and had wine glasses at…

Wine Knots get a taste of North Carolina

Wine Knots were “tickled pink” by MaryAnn and Mike Ballard’s North Carolina wine selections.

Joan Newcomer When Wayne and Mary Ann Ballard set out to plan the April gathering for the Wine Knots, little did they know that the love of their daughter and granddaughter would bring a taste of North Carolina to their doorstep. Mary Ann’s casual mention of her quandary about choosing a theme set her family…