Monthly Archives: November 2017

French Wines Poured at November 15 Meeting

What a fun meeting we had on Wednesday night!

Congrats to the brave members who are elected to the 2018 executive board at the meeting.

Thanks to the winemakers of the gold medal (and higher) award-winning wines for sharing their coveted wines for tasting and talking about them.  

Many thanks to Luke Laubaugh for his travelogue – we enjoyed touring the French wine regions he highlighted from his summer studies.  Some members have about the wines poured during Luke’s presentation. In pouring order:

2012 Charles Baur “Brand” Riesling Grand Cru Alsace
2008 Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Savagnin
2015 Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu “Tentation” Beaujolais-Villages
2007 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape
(All but the Savagnin were purchased from K&L Wine Merchants.)

And congrats to Lynne McGillivray and Terry Piazza-Perham as the winners of the December 13 SHW Holiday Party raffle. 

We’ll see you at the party!

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November 15 – SHW General Meeting

This Wednesday’s meeting is packed with all sorts of fun!

Business first! Elections will be held for the 2018 executive board positions – president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and membership chair. The Board of Directors has accepted nominations and more will be accepted from the floor on Wednesday night. Vote by proxy if you can’t come to the meeting. Nominations and details in the November 2018 The Grapevine.

And next…remember to bring 2 wine glasses and enjoy tastes of wines that earned gold medals this year. The corresponding winemakers will be sharing their secrets for making top award winning wines.

Don’t pack up those wine glasses yet! Luke Laubaugh studied wine in France this summer and will be sharing his experiences and sights of some of the best wine regions in that country. He’s also put together a French wine tasting sampler so that we can enjoy armchair traveling at its best.

No monthly meeting in December. Instead we wrap up the year with the annual SHW Holiday Party on December 13. Treasurer Jacque Brown will be at the meeting to receive your party reservations. The party form can be found here and on the right side of the SHW website.

Holiday Party Fundraiser Coordinator Vickie Rosalli will be at the meeting to receive your fundraiser donations. Pssst…do you have something extra special to contribute? This is the time to share with Vickie. Be sure to look for the volunteers who will be selling raffle tickets at the meeting.

We’re raffling off 2 Holiday Party admissions worth $50 each at Wednesday’s meeting.  Two tickets will be drawn. $5 for one ticket; $10 for 3 tickets.

Your help in setting up, cleaning up, and consuming responsibly is appreciated.

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The November 2017 issue of “The Grapevine” Newsletter can be found here. Posted by Kevin D. Hubred

The Grapevine – November 2017

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Annual SHW Holiday Party – Save The Date!

December 13, 2107.  Wednesday evening starting at 6 PM.

SHW Holiday Party.   Dinner.   Fundraiser.  Annual SHW Awards including Winemaker of the Year.  Bring wine to share.  

More info to make your reservations here.

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