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Sarah’s Birthday Party / Wine Club #3

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments


Wednesday night we celebrated Sarah’s birthday — happy birthday, Sarah (and Johnny, who was with us in spirit)! — and hosted Wine Club #3. Jen did an amazing job cooking up some delicious eggplant parm and lasagna, along with a cheesecake for dessert (all homemade, including the tomato sauce).

To complement the Italian theme of the evening, everyone brought an Italian wine or a wine that reminded him or her of Sarah (the rules weren’t limited to red, but it turned out that everyone brought red, which worked out nicely, given the entrees). The rules of Wine Club — besides the first rule of Wine Club: Don’t talk about Wine Club — are that the guests bring 2 bottles of the same wine (so Jen and I didn’t participate in the competition, but we did in the tasting and scoring), and the hosts provide the hosting and the dinner.


Alexis and Annie brought the winning wine, Foursome, which beat Sarah and Eric’s Nero D’Avola with a total score of 47 to 46 (average of 3.92 on a scale of 1-5 to 3.83). In last place with 35 total points (2.92 average score) was Dogajolo, brought by Brian and Tim. Prizes were awarded to first and last places (good wine with good chocolate and bad wine — at $1.99, Lost Vineyards has the self-proclaimed “world’s lowest cost per bottle” — with Saratoga pony poop chocolate, respectively). The full results are available for download as an XLS doc.


Wine Club #1, where Jen and I placed last, was June 21. Wine Club #2, where Jen and I placed first, was on July 24, and will be the first of many highlights from the busy summer I eventually plan to blog about.

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  • 1 AEM // Sep 28, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    So what is this wine club all about? It sounds so cool!!! I want to start or join one!!!

  • 2 Blog Master G // Sep 30, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    First rule of Wine Club: Don’t talk about Wine Club. 🙂

    Actually, what we do is everyone brings 2 bottles of the same wine ($15 or less) – one to taste and one for the host. The host provides the venue, the food, and prizes for winning and losing wines. Next time we do it we may do more of a potluck approach so that there’s not so much of a burden on the host.

    We also do the occasional blind wine tasting parties, too, like this one that Alex and Cati hosted.