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Love of wine binds the people of the Hilliard Wine Club. Tastings are weekly as we meet up every Friday to sample 4 wines. That ends up being about 200+ different wines you can try a year. It's educational. It's social. It's well lit with a little mood music. Have a spouse or friend that prefers beer? Bring them. The Hilliard Wine Club originated as a group of regulars that showed up to grocery store wine tastings. Now we put on our own wine tastings. 
Do you need to be from Hilliard? No. Absolutely not. Everyone is welcome.
Do you have to pay dues to join? No. We are looking for sponsors to cover administrative costs and certain field trips may require that we charge an event fee. For now, though, no dues.

Novice? Beginner? Wine lovers of all levels are welcome. It's the shared interest and healthy curiosity that bind us.

New Friends. Good Wine. Great Time!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR NEW SPONSORS - COFFEE CONNECTIONS OF HILLIARD.

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Newcomers Night - Wine Tasting

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This is "New Members Night." If you are one of the many folks on the fence about coming to your first wine tasting with the Hilliard Wine Club, this is the night to come. There will be many other new people, so you won't be alone. And the regulars will be there to help make you feel welcome. We're a relaxed and warm group. We hope to see you.

SIDE NOTE: New members are welcome to ALL our Friday night wine tastings, but this night is a special overture to those who don't want to feel that they are the only new person in the room. Don't worry. You won't be. And don't hesitate to RSVP to other events.

OLD MEMBERS NOTE: Hey Old Members! You're not excluded from this event. We expect to see you there to help make the new members feel welcome.

Sample 4 different wines this Friday for $6 (plus $5 door charge for a total of $11). Glasses are provided. Bring a snack to share. Bring a bottle to share if you care to. See all the details below for the Hilliard Wine Club Wine Tasting. In Person. In Real Life. Actual Wine from glass bottles with corks and everything.

Parking: There are several public parking lots nearby the Coffee Connections Annex. Check Google maps to scope out your space. Please do not park behind the annex as I need access to the back doors for setup. Anyone who is early could easily find a parking space on the street out front.

Wine: Tastings will be $6 for four samples as always. And you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share with others. Participation in the wine tastings is optional. But since you’re going, I will buy enough wine to cover you. If you bring your own wine and do not participate in the tasting you will only pay $5 to cover the door charge.

Glasses: …will be provided. Please note that after the wine tasting, the glasses need to be returned to the boxes at the service table. Please be gentle, our glasses are fragile. Uh, they are made of glass!

Food: You are welcome to bring a snack to share. It is not required. Most people do though. If no one brings anything, there will be nothing.

Code of Conduct: Though mostly understood, it’s still worth mentioning. We don’t have rules per se, but we highly discourage the following topics of discussions because they are likely to incite anti-social responses - Sex, Politics, Religion. Please don’t mistake this as an attempt to limit your free speech rights but rather a guide to a place and time for appropriate discussions.

Extra Wine: After everyone has had their samples, we remove the pouring spouts and any remaining wine is poured freely to whomever wants it. I hate having leftover wine.

Door Charge: The pandemic has changed our economic reality and the space at the Coffee Connections Annex is no longer free to us. Since we now need to pay for the space each week, I am asking for a voluntary $5 donation from each of you as a door charge. This is in addition to the $6 wine tasting fee (still cheaper than a movie and more entertaining).

Queen of Hearts: The Queen of Hearts raffle is a fundraiser for the club and a Barnum and Bailey type extravaganza - minus the dancing ponies and clowns. Bring your cash as the Queen does not accept American Express or other plastic.

After the lights go out: After the last sip of wine, when we clean up and turn the lights out, if you still haven’t had enough of us, it is typical for a group to get together and go to a local eatery for food and/or drinks or coffee.

Again, We look forward to meeting new members and reuniting with old friends.

Sincerely, Paul Uttermohlen,
Your Hilliard Wine Club Host

Wine Tasting

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Sample 4 different wines this Friday for $6. Glasses are provided. Bring a snack to share. Bring a bottle to share if you care to. See all the details below for the Hilliard Wine Club Wine Tasting. In Person. In Real Life. Actual Wine from glass bottles with corks and everything.

Parking: There are several public parking lots nearby the Coffee Connections Annex. Check Google maps to scope out your space. Please do not park behind the annex as I need access to the back doors for setup. Anyone who is early could easily find a parking space on the street out front.

Wine: Tastings will be $6 for four samples as always. And you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share with others. Participation in the wine tastings is optional. But since you’re going, I will buy enough wine to cover you.

Glasses: …will be provided. Please note that after the wine tasting, the glasses need to be returned to the boxes at the service table.

Food: You are welcome to bring a snack to share. It is not required. Most people do though. If no one brings anything, there will be nothing.

Code of Conduct: Though mostly understood, it’s still worth mentioning. We don’t have rules per se, but we highly discourage the following topics of discussions because they are likely to incite anti-social responses - Sex, Politics, Religion. Please don’t mistake this as an attempt to limit your free speech rights but rather a guide to a place and time for appropriate discussions.

Extra Wine: After everyone has had their samples, we remove the pouring spouts and any remaining wine is poured freely to whomever wants it. I hate having leftover wine.

Door Charge: The pandemic has changed our economic reality and the space at the Coffee Connections Annex is no longer free to us. Since we now need to pay for the space each week, I am asking for a voluntary $5 donation from each of you as a door charge. This is in addition to the $6 wine tasting fee (still cheaper than a movie and more entertaining).

Queen of Hearts: $XXXX. That's how big the queen of hearts pot is now. The take, half, is $XXX + half of any new tickets sold. The Queen of Hearts raffle is a fundraiser for the club and a Barnum and Bailey type extravaganza - minus the dancing ponies and clowns. Bring your cash as the Queen does not accept American Express or other plastic.

After the lights go out: After the last sip of wine, when we clean up and turn the lights out, if you still haven’t had enough of us, it is typical for a group to get together and go to a local eatery for food and/or drinks or coffee.

Again, We look forward to meeting new members and reuniting with old friends.

Sincerely, Paul Uttermohlen,
Your Hilliard Wine Club Host

Wine Tasting

Needs a location

Sample 4 different wines this Friday for $6. Glasses are provided. Bring a snack to share. Bring a bottle to share if you care to. See all the details below for the Hilliard Wine Club Wine Tasting. In Person. In Real Life. Actual Wine from glass bottles with corks and everything.

Parking: There are several public parking lots nearby the Coffee Connections Annex. Check Google maps to scope out your space. Please do not park behind the annex as I need access to the back doors for setup. Anyone who is early could easily find a parking space on the street out front.

Wine: Tastings will be $6 for four samples as always. And you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share with others. Participation in the wine tastings is optional. But since you’re going, I will buy enough wine to cover you.

Glasses: …will be provided. Please note that after the wine tasting, the glasses need to be returned to the boxes at the service table.

Food: You are welcome to bring a snack to share. It is not required. Most people do though. If no one brings anything, there will be nothing.

Code of Conduct: Though mostly understood, it’s still worth mentioning. We don’t have rules per se, but we highly discourage the following topics of discussions because they are likely to incite anti-social responses - Sex, Politics, Religion. Please don’t mistake this as an attempt to limit your free speech rights but rather a guide to a place and time for appropriate discussions.

Extra Wine: After everyone has had their samples, we remove the pouring spouts and any remaining wine is poured freely to whomever wants it. I hate having leftover wine.

Door Charge: The pandemic has changed our economic reality and the space at the Coffee Connections Annex is no longer free to us. Since we now need to pay for the space each week, I am asking for a voluntary $5 donation from each of you as a door charge. This is in addition to the $6 wine tasting fee (still cheaper than a movie and more entertaining).

Queen of Hearts: $XXXX. That's how big the queen of hearts pot is now. The take, half, is $XXX + half of any new tickets sold. The Queen of Hearts raffle is a fundraiser for the club and a Barnum and Bailey type extravaganza - minus the dancing ponies and clowns. Bring your cash as the Queen does not accept American Express or other plastic.

After the lights go out: After the last sip of wine, when we clean up and turn the lights out, if you still haven’t had enough of us, it is typical for a group to get together and go to a local eatery for food and/or drinks or coffee.

Again, We look forward to meeting new members and reuniting with old friends.

Sincerely, Paul Uttermohlen,
Your Hilliard Wine Club Host

Wine Tasting

Needs a location

Sample 4 different wines this Friday for $6. Glasses are provided. Bring a snack to share. Bring a bottle to share if you care to. See all the details below for the Hilliard Wine Club Wine Tasting. In Person. In Real Life. Actual Wine from glass bottles with corks and everything.

Parking: There are several public parking lots nearby the Coffee Connections Annex. Check Google maps to scope out your space. Please do not park behind the annex as I need access to the back doors for setup. Anyone who is early could easily find a parking space on the street out front.

Wine: Tastings will be $6 for four samples as always. And you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share with others. Participation in the wine tastings is optional. But since you’re going, I will buy enough wine to cover you.

Glasses: …will be provided. Please note that after the wine tasting, the glasses need to be returned to the boxes at the service table.

Food: You are welcome to bring a snack to share. It is not required. Most people do though. If no one brings anything, there will be nothing.

Code of Conduct: Though mostly understood, it’s still worth mentioning. We don’t have rules per se, but we highly discourage the following topics of discussions because they are likely to incite anti-social responses - Sex, Politics, Religion. Please don’t mistake this as an attempt to limit your free speech rights but rather a guide to a place and time for appropriate discussions.

Extra Wine: After everyone has had their samples, we remove the pouring spouts and any remaining wine is poured freely to whomever wants it. I hate having leftover wine.

Door Charge: The pandemic has changed our economic reality and the space at the Coffee Connections Annex is no longer free to us. Since we now need to pay for the space each week, I am asking for a voluntary $5 donation from each of you as a door charge. This is in addition to the $6 wine tasting fee (still cheaper than a movie and more entertaining).

Queen of Hearts: $XXXX. That's how big the queen of hearts pot is now. The take, half, is $XXX + half of any new tickets sold. The Queen of Hearts raffle is a fundraiser for the club and a Barnum and Bailey type extravaganza - minus the dancing ponies and clowns. Bring your cash as the Queen does not accept American Express or other plastic.

After the lights go out: After the last sip of wine, when we clean up and turn the lights out, if you still haven’t had enough of us, it is typical for a group to get together and go to a local eatery for food and/or drinks or coffee.

Again, We look forward to meeting new members and reuniting with old friends.

Sincerely, Paul Uttermohlen,
Your Hilliard Wine Club Host

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