Tag: wine

An evening of shared friendships

  Bernadette Fideli Amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, a sense of nostalgia usually arrives along with childhood memories of wonder, warmth and comfort. With these thoughts Kathy Perry, Charlene Cottingham and Bill and Bernadette Fideli invited the Wine Stewards to enjoy “An Evening of Shared Friendship.” Members were encouraged to come…

The Whine-Os’ December tasting and dinner

  Tom Kanawyer The Whine-Os closed out another fantastic year of wine tasting with a Champagne Party followed by an excellent dinner at the Wildhorse Grill. The group first got together at the home of Beverlee Deardorff. The Christmas decorations were gorgeous, and the champagne flowed freely. Roederer Estates Champagne was served along with several…

Wine Knots goes French

  Randy Johnston The monthly Wine Knots got together at Bob and Christy Marshall’s house for a great evening of French wine, food and insight of the French regions for wine and champagne. Since Christy was born in France we felt like we were in a library getting information on wine, living conditions and cultures.…

Did you know?

  Bernadette Fideli Over the past decade Argentina has evolved from a country not well known on the global wine scene to the New World’s fastest growing exporter of wines. Credit this achievement to the massive immigration of the late 19th Century. Between 1880 and 1890 nearly one million immigrants came from Europe to live…

Perfect wine pairings for holiday parties

(Family Features) With the holidays quickly approaching, it is time to begin planning menus and shopping for groceries, which may leave you facing endless shelves of wine. Choosing wines to pair with your holiday meal is an important part of the menu planning process. A smart rule is to select quality wines that pair with…

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…

Sarasota Beverage Tasting Group forms

A new “beverage” group has been formed.

Judy Ondina Amidst the myriad of wine groups within Robson Ranch a new group has formed on Sarasota Drive. Neighbors have formed the Sarasota Beverage Tasting Group. This unique group samples whatever beverage the host requests. This can include wines, beers, spirits, teas, etc. In late August the group had its first get together at…

Corks and Caps

The Corks and Caps group met for Oktoberfest.

Dave Parker The Corks and Caps group met for their September get together minus a number of members due to travel and the member/guest golf tournament. That did not stop the remaining members from having a great time. This month it was a “Caps” month as we celebrated Octoberfest with beers from Germany. The food…

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…