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Wine Club #7

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments


After a 5-month hiatus (I warned you: summers are busy), our Saratoga Wine Club reconvened last night at Mara and Vinnie’s great new place for a night of action-packed wine tasting, delicious food, and good laughs. The new format combined the tried and true hidden wine in a paper bag method with a new one: put all the second bottles of each hidden bag on display (unopened) and guess which wine you’re tasting. It worked nicely, except it was really tough to guess.

Coming off a victory at the last wine club / my birthday party, I turned it around for a last place finish last night, going 0 for 7 on guessing which wine was which (as did Steve, but mine and Jen’s bottle of wine scored lower overall, so that was the tie breaker that earned me the booby prize: Wine Tasting for Dummies). I celebrated, nonetheless.

Enjoy more photos below or view the Flickr set:

Big thanks to Mara and Vinnie for hosting a really fun evening! And congrats to Annette and Todd on their victory — not too bad, Todd, for winning at your first wine club.

(By the way, apparently that Hawaiian shirt I’m wearing is my official Wine Club shirt: I realized after the fact that I also wore it at our last one / my birthday party this year.)

Tags: photos 2008

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Megan // Sep 8, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Ok, you gotta let me know – what are these wines? They have such great labels! I’d like to find them near me πŸ™‚

  • 2 Blog Master G // Sep 10, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Hey Megan! If you check out the large or original version of this photo on Flickr, you can read all the labels (just don’t be scared by my eerily glossy forehead in the photo! πŸ™‚ ).

  • 3 Megan // Sep 10, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Perfecto! Thanks! It’s a good thing I’m not scared by eerily glossy foreheads πŸ™‚ Miss you guys!!

  • 4 Blog Master G // Sep 11, 2008 at 7:12 am

    Heh heh. Glad that works for you, Megan! We miss you, too!

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