April Wine Club
Wow! What a showing! In terms of numbers, the April meeting might have been our most successful. Details below, but first the business.
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We had several new folks attend as guests this month. If you know any of them, please pass along our website address (http://www.mrwineclub.com). To become a member simply sign on to the Anthem portal (http://www.oursuncityamr.net/home.htm), navigate to the wine club and click to join.
Thanks again to Pat Gougelmann who continues to improve on her most excellent photographic documentation of our events!
The Sonoita Tasting
After several months of lurching progress navigating the legal and rule-laden path to hosting wineries, we finally succeeded in bringing Sonoita Vineyards and Wilhelm Family Vineyards to Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch. It was worth all the effort as we had more than 60 people show up! Very special thanks to Karyl Wilhelm, Lori Reynolds and Robi Reynolds for taking time to bring their Arizona wines and extensive knowledge to our group. I know it was a treat for us and I hope they profited as well.
It was interesting to hear some of the history of the area (wine-wise) from Lori. It is nice to see that a lineage exists to the beginnings of the wine industry in the Sonoita/Elgin area. Karyl filled us in on some technical aspects of winemaking. We all took detailed notes on malolactic fermentation, pH levels and temperature ranges for next month's test .
As usual, our crew came through with some great snacks and appetizers:
Sonoita Vineyards selection:
Wilhelm's lineup of wines:
And the people-you-make it all possible:
Until next time…