Tag: wine

Vino Amores celebrate Labor Day

Wally Davis September 2 was a good night for some good wine tasting. The Vino Amores met at the home of Helen and Wally Davis. Almost all of our surviving members were on hand to enjoy six classic Zinfandel Wines, all from California but from several different areas in the wine country. Food provided by…

Ostrich, wine and boots, oh my!

Nanci Zipes, left, and Lynn Kosmak.

Bernadette Fideli With apologies to the Wizard of Oz, the Robson Red Hat Ranchers Mystery Trip can best be described as ‘Ostrich, Wine and Boots, Oh My! On September 11, 24 brave and trusty ladies boarded a chartered bus and rode off to points unknown. Organized by Jan Utzman, Joan Krause, Peggy Crandell and Gayle…

A down under toast

Left to right: Cherie Snowden, Frank Deardorff, Eileen Whittaker, Jim Fox, Charlie Snowden and Charlene Cottingham.

Bernadette Fideli William Sokolin, the world’s most foremost expert on wine investing, once was asked, “What is the definition of a good wine.” “It should start and end with a smile,” was his reply. There were plenty of smiles at Charlie and Cherie Snowden’s home as the Wine Stewards celebrated the end of summer and…

The funky wines of spring

Left to right, front row: Vickie Bone and Nancy Toppan; middle row: Mike Aramanda, Charlie Snowden, Cherie Snowden, Millie Aramanda, Eileen Whittaker, Beverlee Deardorff and Sue Wagner; back row: Bill Fideli, Jere Bone, Al Wright, Vivian Wright, Rob Denzinger, Charlene Cottingham and Frank Deardorff.

With apologies to Alfred Lord Tennyson, at Robson Ranch a man’s fancy does NOT turn to thoughts of love in spring. Rather it is a season to shake off the doldrums of winter’s sleet and ice. It is a time to yearn for the outdoors and golf, garden and grill. For the Wine Stewards, it…

April Tuesday Tasters recap

Fred and Susan Henderson display the Tuesday Taster’s award winning wine for the month of April.

Catherine Bass Susan and Fred Henderson were the gracious hosts for the April gathering of the Tuesday Tasters. The theme for this month was South American wines in reference to Susan and Fred’s recent return from there. Three wines were brought to share and Susan and Fred stepped in and provided the fourth wine along…

A toast to wine corks

David Laschinger Browsing the Pioneer Press, it becomes apparent that wine clubs are popular and plentiful at Robson Ranch. Popping the cork and pouring the wine is a ceremony in itself, with the serious connoisseurs performing the ritual of swirl, sniff and taste. Several hundred bottles of wine are opened in Robson Ranch every month,…