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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…

Introducing Corks and Caps

The Corks and Caps Club

Susan Hebert If you create it, they will come. That is what happened to a new wine club called the “Corks and Caps.” The Corks and Caps wine group has taken a unique approach to “Happy Hour.” Instead of learning about great wines of the world we will also learn about great beers of the…

Vino, Hops and Lemonade

Back row: Joanie Price, Jim Price, Scott Lancaster, Wynn Lancaster, Candy Atchison, VB Atchison and Greg Lenski; front row: host Bob Brown, hostess Carolyn Brown, Joanne Urrutia, Cheryl Lenski, Jean Dubiel and Jim Zimmerman; missing from the picture: Jan and Jerry Angus, Joyce Betty

Jean Dubiel Our monthly get together was at Bob and Carolyn Brown’s house. We decided on a picnic to celebrate Memorial Day. The weather was perfect so it was set up on their patio. The red, white and blue decorations and flags made it special along with all the great food everyone brought. Lots of…

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…

Sips for the Barbie

Left to right, back row: Pete Toppan, Nancy Toppan, Al Wright, Vivian Wright, Jere Bone, Jim Fox, Eileen Whittaker, Brenda McKenzie, CT Robertson, Susan Parker, Dave Parker, Rick, Mike Aramanda; front row: Rupa Mathur, Vickie Bone, Millie Aramanda, Charlene Cottingham, Alfred VanGool and Kathy Perry

Bernadette Fideli The gardens are awash with flowering trees and spring blooms, the breeze is flowing softly over the patio and the evening sky is big and bright. Spring in Texas awakens the barbeque spirit from a long winter’s nap. Mike and Millie Aramanda heeded the call and hosted the Wine Stewards to a grilling…

Tuesday Tasters Wine Club

April winner: Dan and Vicki Shoemaker

Darlene Lamb On April 18 Cyndi Stampf gave a warm welcome to the Tuesday Tasters and invited us into her lovely home for some good wine, food and friendship. It was a Malbec evening, and to accompany the wine we enjoyed several tasty appetizers. Once again we had two wines place for a tie, and…

Cheers to spring

Left to right: Eileen Whittaker, Mike Aramanda, Jim Fox, Cherie Snowden, Luis Montano, Millie Aramanda and Pete Toppan

As the days get longer and lighter, the search begins for wines that are also long on the taste and lighter on the palate. CT Robertson and Brenda McKenzie hosted the Wine Stewards to a Spring-Fling Wine Tasting to experience the wines that ease the transition into summer after the heaviness of winter. New Zealand,…

Carnival Around the World

Left to right, back row: Kathy Perry, Linda Sorg, Vivian Wright, Millie Aramanda, Cherie Snowden, Charlene Cottingham and Rupa Mathur; middle row: Beverlee Deardorff, Eileen Whittaker and Bernadette Fideli; front row: Vickie Bone and Nancy Toppan

Bernadette Fideli Carnival, also known as Carnaval, Carnevale, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, Fastnacht, Fastelavn and Maslenitsa but better known as Mardi Gras, is celebrated many different ways around the globe. Cities famous for Mardi Gras celebrations include Rio de Janeiro; Venice, Italy; Georgetown, Cayman Islands; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Quebec City,…