Wine Divas

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Next up is the wine selection socialComing on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the home of Marshall and Betty Kuykendall.  This is when we do a blind tasting to select the wines to be presented at Pouring Over Books.  If you or a friend have any interest in supporting the Friends of the Library by becoming a Wine Diva, this event is the last and best opportunity to join in for the season.  All you need to do is Register and pay the $300 sponsorship donation.  Click here to register.    Remember that in addition to the wine selection event for two, a Divas sponsorship includes two tickets to Pouring Over Books on Sunday, February 11, 2018 and sponsor recognition in all print materials and on our website.

Recent events.  In October, 2017 Jaime and Doris Molina hosted a recruiting party at their home.  The theme was “the quest for the perfect Malbec,” inspired by Mike Cowell.  We tasted a bunch and the hands down winner was Norton 2014 Malbec Reserva.  We also invited several prospective Divas to join our ranks and a good time was had by all, witness the slide show below.

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A little history.  In 2015, a few ladies put their heads together to figure a way to increase support for Pouring Over Books, our annual meet-the-author wine tasting.  Deciding to take on the task of selecting the wines to be presented at the event, they recruited a few of their friends, and the Wine Divas were born.  Having each contributed $300 to become a Wine Diva, with spouses in tow, they gathered on October 15, 2015 to fulfill the awesome responsibility of wine selection. Everyone had a great time, and the wines featured at Pouring Over Books were well received.  The Wine Divas were successfully launched.

Members

Atilano, Marcia

Atwood, Missy

Blackburn, Sue*

Malla Brandenberger

Brown, Ashley

Carbajal Ravet, Teresa

Codina, Melva

Cowell, Janis

Daves, Lynne

Durkin, Peter

Elizondo, Amy

Kaura, Jana

Mathews, Vicki

McNabb, Kay Lynn

Oglesby, Susan

Wade, Veronique

Witkowski, Sally

*Deceased, John Hoag, surviving spouse