Tag: Wine Knots

Wine Knots “Raduno”

Indulge yourself in all Canada has to offer

Randy Johnston The Italian raduno, which means get together, was at Wayne and Mary Ann Ballard’s home on Friday, September 15. The night was all about Italian food and wine. The evening began with some great appetizers including Italian nachos, meatballs and Italian sausage and crackers. After an Italian serenade from Tom Zumann, Wayne presented…

Wine Knots go off the Ranch

Wine Knots toast “Friendship, the wine of life”

Randy Johnston On Tuesday, August 16, the Wine Knots went on an adventure for their monthly get-together to visit Chef Point Café in Watauga for a wine and dine tasting party. As many know this restaurant is an active Conoco gas station/convenience store that was made into a fine dining area. The evening started with…

Wine Knots sample “Berry Good” wines

“Wine and friends make a great blend” at the Bakers

Randy Johnston The monthly Wine Knots met at Scott and Vicki Baker’s on Friday, July 21, with another travel location for wines. The Bakers decided to have us sample wines from Alaska. Pretty interesting since grapes are not raised there, but a winery was discovered during their trip. Surprisingly there are four wineries in Alaska,…

Wine Knots not!

The Wine Knots in tasting mode

Randall Johnston On Friday evening, May 26, the Wine Knots group was hosted by Tom and Kathy Zumann. The evening was about change; in other words the specialty of the night was not wine but samples of martinis. The group started with a happy welcome back to Barry and Diane Williams and welcoming and introductions…

Wine Knots hosts a “Kiwi” evening

Bill and Theresa Peoples toast “kia ora,” be well and healthy!

Theresa Peoples Having recently toured Australia and New Zealand in April and May, Bill and Theresa Peoples hosted a “Kiwi” evening for the “Wine Knots” wine group on June 16. They introduced the group to some delightful wines from the Organic Gibbston Valley Winery, which is outside of Queenstown, New Zealand and was visited by…

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…