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29 Nov 2013 15:55
With Superior Sommelier Skills, the Colorado Club Members Enjoy A Wonderful Evening of Wine Tasting
On 11-12-13, the SaddleBrooke Ranch Colorado Club gathered at the home of Alastair and Helga Stone at E Arroyo Grande Dr. Besides 36 members getting to know our SBR neighbors with Colorado connections, we had fun doing a blind or better yet, Bagged Wine Tasting.
Each couple brought a bottle of wine in the range of $10-18. As they arrived, the wines were snatched away from their owner and secretly secured in a brown paper bag (... this sounds like skid row winos...). Each wine was given a number and with scorecards in hand, and our superior sommelier skills, we rated these 17 wines with precision and great thought (after 17 wines, not sure how accurate we got).
After all the wine tasting scorecards were gathered, the organizers of the Bagged Wine Tasting, Bob Hills and Linda Shannon-Hills, scored the wines to announce the winner of the red wines to be Al & Nancy Swenson with their Columbia Crest Merlot and Gretchen & Ray Malaski's with their white wine, Piesporter Michelsberg Spatlese. Many came with their favorite wine, confident their wine would be rated the best, and were surprised they rated their own wine lower than other wines. Although it was not a professional wine tasting, it was great fun.
Thanks to all that attended and thanks to Alastair and Helga for opening their home to this great group.