Come sip, savor & learn! This new group explores the many facets and wonders of wine. The group currently meets on the 4th Sunday of the month, at 5:00 p.m.
During COVID-19 precautions, meetings are held virtually via ZOOM.
Coming up APRIL 25: Lighten Up, It's Spring!
Light-bodied wines are more delicate and leaner. They typically contain the lowest amount of
alcohol, and they are lighter in the mouth. It makes these wine pair well with lighter foods, such as
white meat, seafood, or salads. Bring your own light-bodied wine paired with a food you like and
let’s share our thoughts!
MARCH 2021: Pairing Wine With Irish Dishes
March is a "green month" with St Patrick's Day making pints of Guinness and tumblers of whiskey abound! If malted barley isn’t your thing, there are some great Irish dishes and wine pairings that will keep you chewing and sipping in tune with your favorite Irish jig! Sample your pairings on St Patrick's Day, then bring your recipes, wines and notes to our tasting and share how it went.
Check out some suggestions from Wine Folly here.
FEBRUARY 2021: ARMSTRONG FAMILY WINERY
Wine has been part of the Armstrong's life celebrations ever since Tim pulled out a bottle of wine and two glasses from his backpack on a canoeing trip on one of their very first dates back in 1999. As their relationship grew, so did their love of wine. Armstrong Family Winery is a first-generation winemaking family working together to craft outstanding, classically-styled Washington wines that are meant to share the table with great food, friends, and family. Jen and Tim Armstrong will tell us how they got 'Hooked" on wine from a bottle of Walla Walla Merlot, and moved their family to Washington to start their wine adventure. While they are influenced by their first wine-love, the wines of Bordeaux, they like to think their approach is Bordeaux-inspired rather than Bordeaux-style.
January 2021: Women Winemakers # 3 - Lisa Callan, Callan Cellars
After making wine at home for several years, outgrowing the laundry room and the garage, and with the full consent of the family, Callan Cellars
They are a micro boutique-style winery in Woodinville that features Rhône varietals, Bordeaux blends and single vineyard reds from some of Washington's most notable vineyards. Visit Callan Cellars at callancellars.com
December 2020 - Ice Wines and Late Harvest Wines
Let it snow! What fits the season better that a bottle of Ice wine, or a late harvest wine?
In this tasting we uncovered the remarquable delicacies these wines represent, just in time to enjoy for the holidays.
November 2020 - Washington AVAs and Terroir
Learn all about Washington’s 16 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), and understand why the “terroir” in Washington State provides perfect growing conditions for award-winning wine while discovering the regions in the state where wineries have become an important economic force.
October 2020 - Women Winemakers # 2 - DAMSEL CELLARS