1) I've created a new page on the group's Meetup site where members can call each other's attention to restaurants, wines, cheeses, and just about anything else that you think others would enjoy discovering. It's called "Taster's Tips" and you can access it by clicking on the "About" button. Any group member can add to it and I hope many of you will. I've seeded it with a couple of things to get the ball rolling.
2) I'm targeting the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend for our next meetup, but before scheduling anything specific, I'd love to get some feedback from members as to what they'd like to do. We discussed a number of ideas at the Nashoba Valley picnic yesterday. They included a "Favorite Summer Wines" tasting, a potluck meal with different people taking responsibility for each course and a wine to go with it, restaurant expeditions, and a wine and chocolate pairing. I don't want this to be a wine-only group, so please feel free to suggest things that aren't wine-centered. . . for example, an ice-cream tasting or a nontraditional brunch at an exotic restaurant.
Your responses to this mailing will go to the whole group, because I'd like us to become a bit more interactive, get to know each other, and do things that are of interest to YOU -- not just to me!!! If you want to get an in-depth discussion going on a specific idea, though, it should probably be taken to the group's message board so as not to irritate members who aren't interested in it.
If you want to email me privately, write to [address removed]. I look forward to hearing from you!
Welcome, foodies! You need not have an educated palate to join us, but you should enjoy experiencing and talking about good food and wine as well as merely consuming it. We'll be tasting wines, chocolates, fine cheeses and other gourmet delicacies, discovering new restaurants, and sharing our favorites with each other. New members are always welcome.
Please read the "Rules of Good Taste" under the "Pages" tab before joining and tell us a bit about yourself when you fill out your group profile.