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Corks and Caps sample local artisan wines

Corks and Caps with Larue Vineyards’ owners

Vicki Baker Producing outstanding and unique wines at truly remarkable prices is the underlying philosophy of Larue Vineyard. Corks and Caps Wine Club visited Lewisville’s first winery for a personalized wine tasting experience sampling a variety of hand-crafted red and white wines. Housed in the middle of a small industrial park in Lewisville, Larue Vineyards…

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…

Tuesday Tasters Wine Club

August winner Cyndi Stampf with a 2015 Red Blend from Cocobon Estates

Darlene Lamb On August 15 the Tuesday Tasters gathered at the beautiful home of Bill and Joyce Marshall. Most of the group was in attendance this month, and it was nice to see fellow Tasters we hadn’t seen in a while. Reds from the Northern California Coast were the theme of the evening. The North…

The Whine-O’s July tasting

Left to right, front row: Ed Bone, Marv Daniel, Beverlee Deardorff, Paula Bone, Cindy Brekke, Dale Brekke, Bev Daniel, Pam Kanawyer; Wayne Lussier is in the back center; photo by Tom Kanawyer

The Whine-O’s had another great wine tasting evening at the home of Cindy and Dale Brekke this month. The evening started with Champagne, Kir Royales and hors d’oeuvres out by their gorgeous pool overlooking the 18th fairway and clubhouse. We then progressed inside for more goodies and wine tasting. Several beautiful wines were presented for…

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,…

Tuesday Tasters

July winner, Rick and Darlene Lamb

On July 18 Mike and Susan Miloser gave a warm welcome to the Tuesday Tasters and invited us into their lovely home for some delicious wine, food and friendship. Summertime at the Ranch is a very busy month with visiting family; therefore, several members were unable to attend. While we were a very intimate group,…

Corks and Caps enjoy Amber beers in July

The Corks and Caps

Dave Parker The July meeting of the Corks and Caps featured amber beers from the home states of members. Nancy and Jimmy Burns hosted the get together. The host for the month gets to choose Corks (wine), Caps (beer) or a combination of both. The Burns decided to feature amber beers. Members also brought appetizers…

Caribbean celebration

Nancy and Pete Toppan

What do Alexander Hamilton, General Colin Powell and Sidney Poitier have in common? They are all Caribbean Americans. June was National Caribbean American Heritage Month, and to celebrate this diverse culture Pete and Nancy Toppan invited the Wine Stewards to a Caribbean Summer Celebration. Caribbean Americans account for almost 10% of America’s immigrants. Wearing festive,…

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…