Tag: wine

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…

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,…