2022-23 Wine Club Season is starting!
The 2022 - 2023 EHYC WINE CLUB will begin on September 16th this year.
If you were part of the group last year, you will have already received an email to confirm your interest in continuing this year.
If you have not been involved with the wine club before, we will very likely have a few openings this year, so I'd encourage you to consider joining the group!
The Wine Club meeting format works like this:
Typically, four wines each evening are selected for review, and a short discussion on what we are about to taste takes place.
Then, we taste and discuss for 30 minutes or so.
The nature of the selection varies - by varietal, by Country / Region, by single producer, by production process, etc. etc.
We have been very fortunate to have guest winemakers take over the presentation on occasion.
Further, other wine club members have prepared the presentation and the wine selection based on their own travels (way more interesting than I can do!).
Usually the four wines are pre-poured, and we taste "blind" meaning you don't know the name of the wine or the producer until it is revealed at the end, along with pricing and source of supply.
Occasionally we will do something other than wine on a given night such as ciders or beer.
It is all very informal and unpretentious - the objective is to learn a little about wine, and engage with others at the table groupings to share thoughts and opinions.
It's certainly not a "library quiet" serious event!!
There is a food aspect to the club as well!
In fact, I've always thought wine comes 3rd at our meetings - friends first, food second, and wine is the catalytic afterthought!!
Basically each person or couple decides ahead of time to bring a shareable food item, randomly signing up to bring an appetizer, main, salad or dessert (related to the theme of the wines if possible), and we all have a potluck meal after the tasting presentation.
No need for dinner at home on wine club Friday nights - there is always ample food, and most nights the food is better than the wines!
Once the wine is mostly finished, and the food is gone, four or so members voluntarily clean-up by running all of the plates, glasses and cutlery through the dishwasher and putting everything away.
I haven't worked out the pricing yet for this season - likely will be <$15.00 per person per night, fully billed in the fall for the whole season (September to June - 10 sessions).
To indicate your interest, or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:email@example.com)
Thanks! Kent Brownlow