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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,…

Slainte to all! Good health to all!

Wine Knots in the “green”

Randy Johnston The Wine Knots group got together at the Baker’s residence on Friday, March 17, for a great St Patrick’s Day celebration. The Irish wines, well not really Irish, but wines with Irish heritage were the highlight of the night. Three wines were presented and found to be very different. The first sample was…