November 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon Mini-Tasting Results

A total of 90 members and guests attended the November Mini-Tasting at five host sites. The blind tasting consisted of five flights of two wines each with wines from Napa, Alexander Valley and Paso Robles. The top three favorite wines of the five host sites are listed below: Placement Winery Name Year Price Descriptions First […]

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In Memoriam: Less Silver

This month we lost one of our long-time friends, Less Silver.  Less has been with the Winemakers Group for a long time, and was one of the winemakers I’ve looked up to for his award-winning “Silver Cellars” wines.  Less was an experienced chemist, and always helped us learn the testing of wines including aeration oxidation […]

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In Memoriam: Jack MacManus

On November 7th, a very good friend of mine, Jack McManus, passed.   Jack had a storied life; he joined the Merchant Marines during WWII at the age of 16 in Massachusetts.   Postwar, Jack moved on to a career with Phillips-Van Heusen clothing, and after 24 years was Vice President of VH Corporate Markets. I remember […]

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