Wine tasting groups?

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 07-26-2011, 09:31 AM
Trish Crocker's Avatar
Trish Crocker Trish Crocker is offline
Gold member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Mi...NOW Fernandina!!!
Posts: 1,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by graciegirl View Post
I want to join too. Can I bring my chilled bottle of Simply Lemonade?

I am the daughter of someone who could tell which side of the hill the grapes were grown and what season, country, valley and the corks manufacturer.

I tried for years to get the hang of it, but all I got when drinking wine was the idea I was interesting and intelligent and after three glasses I wanted to show off my old tap dancing routine.

I decided to stop drinking.

I now just watch and sip my lemonade. It works for me.
Of course you can come..besides, we need a designated driver. Remember the circus act when they would put 20 or so people in a little car? Ever try it with a golf cart?? When we drink to the point that this sounds like a good idea, we'll know it's time to quit!
  #32  
Old 07-26-2011, 09:45 AM
tippyclubb's Avatar
tippyclubb tippyclubb is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: N/A
Posts: 878
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Trish I know this is a far fetched ideal but perhaps you could have a wine tasting event September 14th? My girlfriend and I are coming down, but unfortunately only for one day. We are spending the entire day/evening there. We planned on spending time at one of the town squares so we can mingle with you wonderful people. Both of us really enjoy our wine and would fit right in.

I'm sure your wine parties will be a big hit as I have hosted many of them during our cold winter months. I would give them a wine quiz sheet, and a wine checklist sheet to make it more interesting. If you like I can get that information to you through a pm.

Yes, Barefoot I remember Chianti bottles with candle drips. Was'nt that the silliest thing ever? Awww sweet memories of our youth.
  #33  
Old 07-26-2011, 09:49 AM
novie2's Avatar
novie2 novie2 is offline
Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 75
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The idea of wine tastings sounds like fun and I always have some cheez whiz and crax on hand.

I only know 2 things about wine though, either I like it or I don't like it, however I have found my favorite wine at a little winery just down Hwy 27 from the Villages.."Lakeridge winery"....we would stop in for a tasting on trips down to Disney....They have one called "Southern White", a soft, slightly sweet wine that has become my all time favorite. It is made from muscadine grapes a bottle used to be $8 now up to $10....for years I had to order the wine from the winery but now it's available at ABC and even Publix.

eweissenbach, it's one you and your wife might like.

Lakeridge has a sister winery now in St. Augustine "San Sebastian Winery" and the soft white wine there made from muscadine grapes is called "Vintner White".....

They offer tours, tastings, wine parings and other events...and have some award winning wines for the connoisseur ...if you haven't been there, it makes a nice day trip.
  #34  
Old 07-26-2011, 10:14 AM
Barefoot's Avatar
Barefoot Barefoot is offline
Sage
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Winters in TV, Summers in Canada.
Posts: 17,644
Thanks: 1,252
Thanked 170 Times in 120 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tippyclubb View Post
Yes, Barefoot I remember Chianti bottles with candle drips. Was'nt that the silliest thing ever? Awww sweet memories of our youth.
Yes, Tippyclubb, the silliest thing ever, and at the time, I thought it was the height of romantic!

My friend buys wine by the case from Walmart at $3 a bottle. He says it is the only wine that doesn't give him a hangover. For that price, they probaby are selling him simply lemonade in wine bottles!
__________________
Barefoot At Last
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
  #35  
Old 07-26-2011, 12:13 PM
runnermi runnermi is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Novi, Michigan
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Awww man! I would love to join you but it is one heck of a long drive from Michigan for an evening of sipping vino.

A wine snob I am not, my box of death sits proudly on my counter. Love the little tapper on that thing.

Slow day at work today, what can I say?
__________________
Gail
Novi, Michigan
  #36  
Old 07-26-2011, 01:21 PM
Trish Crocker's Avatar
Trish Crocker Trish Crocker is offline
Gold member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Mi...NOW Fernandina!!!
Posts: 1,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by runnermi View Post
Awww man! I would love to join you but it is one heck of a long drive from Michigan for an evening of sipping vino.

A wine snob I am not, my box of death sits proudly on my counter. Love the little tapper on that thing.

Slow day at work today, what can I say?
Gail, I'm in Michigan too...my husbands practice is in Livonia and we live in Bloomfield Hills. Nice to know I'm not the only Michigander waiting to move to the Villages! We go to a wine tasting every Thursday at Plum Market..15 and Orchard Lake Rd. I saw in a catalog once a sterling silver wine box cover..thought it was too funny!
  #37  
Old 07-26-2011, 01:24 PM
Trish Crocker's Avatar
Trish Crocker Trish Crocker is offline
Gold member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Mi...NOW Fernandina!!!
Posts: 1,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tippyclubb View Post
Trish I know this is a far fetched ideal but perhaps you could have a wine tasting event September 14th? My girlfriend and I are coming down, but unfortunately only for one day. We are spending the entire day/evening there. We planned on spending time at one of the town squares so we can mingle with you wonderful people. Both of us really enjoy our wine and would fit right in.

I'm sure your wine parties will be a big hit as I have hosted many of them during our cold winter months. I would give them a wine quiz sheet, and a wine checklist sheet to make it more interesting. If you like I can get that information to you through a pm.

Yes, Barefoot I remember Chianti bottles with candle drips. Was'nt that the silliest thing ever? Awww sweet memories of our youth.
I would LOVE to have a tasting in September...unfortunately we haven't moved to TV yet so I will still be in Michigan, sadly drinking the wine while watching the leaves change color in preparation for the cold, snowy winter that follows.
  #38  
Old 07-26-2011, 02:26 PM
swimdawg's Avatar
swimdawg swimdawg is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wheatfield, NY - next to Niagara Falls; Village of St. James
Posts: 930
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Count me in, Trish.........as long as I can bring a bucket of ice and pour wine on top. Lexi, the cute dawg is the DD....and she is booked for all wine tastings so I drive myself. How 'bout some good horseradish cheese from WNY? Yummmm.
  #39  
Old 07-26-2011, 03:07 PM
Pturner's Avatar
Pturner Pturner is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kandj View Post
PTurner, Where can one find a nice, inexpensive red Zin here? My fav's are old vines from the Lodi region.

Count me (us - Jim, too) in these get-togethers.
Hi Kandj. Some have already been mentioned. Another nice, inexpensive one from Lodi region is 7 Deadly Zins.
  #40  
Old 07-26-2011, 03:12 PM
tippyclubb's Avatar
tippyclubb tippyclubb is offline
Veteran member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: N/A
Posts: 878
Thanks: 14
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Trish were in Warren, Michigan and we won't be retiring for three more long hard years. In the meantime I will be sipping wine and dreaming of TV.
  #41  
Old 07-26-2011, 03:30 PM
rubicon rubicon is offline
Email Reported As Spam
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 13,701
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Back in 1970 my wife pushed me to attend a Marriage Encounter weekend. I had kn own about this program for sometime and also knew our neighborshad attended or were going to attend. I didn't want to go and so when she approached me and asked I responded with "A marriage is like a good glass of wine." "It should be enjoyed and not over analyzed." That held her off for one year and then we decide to compromise and do it her way...meaning we did the weekend.

However, I do believe that wine should not be over analyzed. There is a weekly column on wine in the Wall Street Journal which I enjoy and gives me information on different wines. the author once wrote how they experimented by replacing expensive wine with on the shelf wine re-corked it and had unknowning experts do a wine tasting. You guessed it they rated everyone of these wines well. so what was re-verified to me is that wine doesn't have to be expensive to be good. By the way i tried some Lake county red and found it to be good....but then I like most reds...More discriminate cocnerning whites

What is good about the wine tasting idea is meeting more nice people from TV....as long as you don't over analyze them
  #42  
Old 07-26-2011, 04:54 PM
Leafpoker Leafpoker is offline
Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 46
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Wine tasting club-oh boy!

You bet the wine tasting club here is a great group. Just get the book "leasureville" it explains all about it. Enjoy
  #43  
Old 07-26-2011, 05:09 PM
caltex63 caltex63 is offline
Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Villages of Mallory, EmmaLee Villas
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Two Buck Chuck- My favorite
__________________
Pleasanton, Ca, and Ausitn, Tx
  #44  
Old 07-26-2011, 05:14 PM
chuckinca's Avatar
chuckinca chuckinca is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,911
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Some great Lake County reds and whites to be had this weekend:

http://www.lakecountywineries.org/


.
__________________
Da Chicago So Side; The Village of Park Forest, IL; 3/7 Cav, 3rd Inf Div, Schweinfurt, Ger 65-66; MACV J12 Saigon 66-67; San Leandro, Hayward & Union City, CA (San Francisco East Bay Area) GO DUBS ! (aka W's)
  #45  
Old 07-26-2011, 05:58 PM
Trish Crocker's Avatar
Trish Crocker Trish Crocker is offline
Gold member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Mi...NOW Fernandina!!!
Posts: 1,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tippyclubb View Post
Trish were in Warren, Michigan and we won't be retiring for three more long hard years. In the meantime I will be sipping wine and dreaming of TV.
I lived in Warren at 11 and Hoover until 2005. When we get to the Villages we have to meet up for a good glass!
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:46 AM.