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February Casual Night at Ed's

  • Feb 23, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • Ed's House

What is Casual Night?

Casual nights are casual wine tastings. We get together at someone's house to enjoy wine, food, each other's company and wine knowledge.

This Month

You are all invited to Ed's on Saturday, February 23, beginning at 7:00 pm. The major crossroads are Val Vista and Guadalupe in Gilbert.

I know we're practically having a heat wave right now (should've posted this during the freeze!), but I'm going with that it will be chilly in February, so the theme is '
easy to drink and warming reds'. Think the kind of reds that go down smoothly and match up perfectly with your favorite winter foods. Bring one of your preferred stand-bys, or check out the list for a few of the possibilities and have fun shopping: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petit Syrah, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo, Malbec, Cariagne, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aglianico, Barbera, Dolcetto, Lambrusco, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Negroarmaro, Nero d'Avola, Pinot Nero, Primitivo, Sangiovese, or even a blend.

What to bring – food and wine

Wine –Bring one (or two if you want) bottles of wine. (Think $12 - $20 a bottle.) Ideally, bring a wine that matches the theme. If it’s a wine that you really don’t like, bring something that you do like.

We’d really like to know a little bit about the wine you brought, so please write a note and attach it to your bottle indicating – your name, where you bought it, your "review" of the wine, and it’s cost (don’t cover the bottle’s label). We have printed labels available when you sign in if you want to use one of them instead.

Food –Any member whose first name begins with M to Z and anyone that’s bringing a guest (more than one person on the RSVP), bring a dish to share, along with serving utensils. (The other half of the alphabet will be asked to bring a dish next month.) If it’s not your turn to bring food, but you have a dish you’d like to bring, please feel free to. And we’d appreciate it if you post an idea of what you are going to bring when you RSVP.

RSVP and Directions

Please respond to the invitation no later than the Thursday evening before the event. Only those who respond YES by Thursday night will be sent the address on Friday morning. If you haven't received directions by Friday evening, email Tana. You are always welcome to bring a guest to an event; but you need to include that person in your RSVP (and provide the appropriate amount of food and wine).

*If your plans change, we request you change your RSVP right away. Since most events have a guest limit, if you do not show up, then someone else who wanted to come did not get to because you had that spot.

Wine and Drive

These don’t mix, obviously. Each person attending these events is responsible for his/her own behavior, safety and sobriety. The host is in no way liable for anything that might occur at the event or afterward, including driving home. You are responsible to designate a driver for yourself and your companions for every event.

If you have any questions, please let me know.



Smoking - Please note that smoking is NOT permitted at this, or ANY event.

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  • Connie

    Fun time. Thanks Ed

    February 25, 2013

  • colleen d.

    Had a great time I rate it Five Stars!

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Tana E.

    What a great event! Thanks Ed - really nice job! FYI Lorraine, I'm having Lasagna for breakfast :)

    February 24, 2013

  • Kathleen K.

    My first time attending a Meet Up function; never expected it to be so very enjoyable and fun. Everyone was so very nice, and friendly, cant' wait until we have our next one. Hope to see many of the people I met tonight there.

    February 23, 2013

  • Sandy L.

    Very good

    February 23, 2013

  • Marcia

    I am sick so will not be able to make it

    February 23, 2013

  • Sandra K. S.

    Have to work, next month,I'll see everyone!

    February 23, 2013

  • Connie

    HI, need address and directions, please

    February 17, 2013

    • Tana E.

      They will be sent out Friday, the day before the event, as always.

      February 17, 2013

    • Connie

      Oh, sorry, I have only gone twice and did not realize when addresses were sent out

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but we will miss this get together. Enjoy!

    February 20, 2013

  • Paul

    Sorry that I have to change to a No. Hope to see everyone next month.

    February 18, 2013

  • Susan C.

    I did not realize before posting that the event was closed and no more rsvp were being taken. so I guess we won't attend this one. Look forward to the next event.

    February 11, 2013

    • Tana E.

      If you two want to come, I'm sure there is enough space, so feel free to!

      February 17, 2013

  • linda s.

    Unfortunately will be unable to attend this event afterall.

    February 16, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Harman and I are hoping to be able to attend we have a earlier dinner commitment and plan on stopping by afterwards.

    February 11, 2013

  • LeslieJ66

    Looking forward to a break from studying! :)

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hello, i don't know much of wines but want to learn. Can I still attend?

    February 6, 2013

    • Tana E.

      Of course! I recommend if you don't know what to buy, then visit a wine shop (Vine Expressions, AJ's, Divine, etc.) and talk to the wine person. Tell them what you are looking for or just ask for help - at some point all of us knew nothing!

      February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plan to bring Caprese ??

    January 26, 2013

    • Tana E.

      Maureen, in this case I would go with a really light red (Pinot, Grenache, Rose) or Chardonnay. It doesn't have to be red if that doesn't go with your food :)

      February 6, 2013

  • Kathleen K.

    The group idea is appealing because of the varied activites you can get involved in and the mix of personalities that are members. Looking foreward to my first meeting and what can be a better thean wine tasting! Always looking for good, smooth reds along with good conversation.

    February 3, 2013

  • Patti

    I will be traveling for work.

    February 2, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Oops! This is the same day as my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Family duty calls!

    January 21, 2013

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