Hi everyone. Thanks to all who joined us last evening for the OTBN event. It was a fun evening! As requested, here is the list of wines we tried:
Gautier- L'homme Dom. du Viky Vouvray 1999 Olivier Morin Bourgogne Aligote 2006 (currently on the Black Dog's list) Josef Friedrich Bernkasteler Kurf Urstlaz Spatlese 2005 Terrior de Fuisse Pouilly Fuisse Dom. Cordiere Pere et Fils 2004 Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2000 Duca di Croce Chianti 2004 David Bruce Central Coast Petit Syrah 2005 Dom. de Sainte Rose Cuvee Marion 1998 Renieri Rosso di Montalcino 2003 Cambria Upper Slope Reserve Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 1998
The favorites seemed to be the Aligote, the Cambria Pinot Noir, the Cuvee Marion, the Bruce petit syrah, and the sleeper hit: the Chianti that was originally purchased to make soap out of!
The Vouvray and the Champigny seemed to be past their prime, but also fun to try.
Thanks to everyone who contributed, and helped make this a great gathering!
Next up: the second friday gathering at the Black Dog-- no biggy-- just another opprotunity to gather with some like minded folks who enjoy wine. Let's get togther and come up with some ideas for future events you'd like to see happen. Hope to see you then!-- Stacy and Sara at The Black Dog
We have a variety of events for every level of wine enthusiast. Every month we tour an area winery and have a tasting. Every month we have a wine party at someones house. Our events are typically free, bring a bottle of wine or a small $5 cover charge to cover the wine at wineries. Plus we also post and attend area events and dinners.
Don't worry about snobs, we'll drink Boones Farm and Two now Three buck Chuck too. We are here for you to meet new friends and enjoy and learn about wines.
We run a SAFE group, thus we look at your profile and need to approve you. We are unlike OTHER much larger groups that only care about numbers and allow ANYONE in. We MANAGE our group to keep everyone safe. Yet because we run a QUALITY group our attendance numbers are typically 90% and we run some of the largest events in the Twin Cities.
If you would like to get more involved and host we welcome that too. We will make you an event organizer so you can set-up your own events. If you would like to host a tasting at your place we have the wine racks, openers, plates and everything needed to help make your event a success, you can just provide the place. And we NEVER post your event to the web as other groups do, only email it to the attendees. Your safety is important to us.
We limit our events to usually under 50 people so we can meet and get to know you and introduce you to others in the group that simply does not happen in larger group events. At all our events the host will personally meet and welcome you to the group which rarely happens in other groups.
We make name tags for you and your guests and will always have signs and usually a reserved area. Unlike some groups that pick and place and time and just see who shows up.
We have a simple no-show policy. If something happens and you can not make an event change your status to not attending. It takes under a minute and is simply good manners. If you have 2 no-shows in six months you will be removed from the group.
Also we want ACTIVE members. Many groups only have about 10% of their group have ever attended an event. We ask that our members attend an event every six months. We regularly have 30% of our members at any event. THAT is how you meet people and create new friendships.
And the greatest thing about our group is... it don't Cost NUTHIN!
Checkout our website www.TheMNWineClub.com
Hope you will join and tell your friends and we hope see you soon!