November 16, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
With so many members, old and new, who we couldn’t accommodate at the October Social, we decided to add an event in November. If you are new to the club please try to make it. If you are an older (and not necessarily chronologically) member who would like to meet those new to the group, we encourage you to attend as well.
Hosted by Doug and Marianne Hamilton
2265 Wedgewood Drive, St George 84770
Space is limited so
now have a PRIVATE Facebook Group called The St. George GrapeVine. This Group is shared with St. George Wine & Food. This Grape Vine is Private so it is by invitation
only and you will still need to be approved by a Group administrator to
see posts and participate. It will only be open to the members and
former members of both groups and other local wine lovers. Go here and click "Join" to get in on the news, information and conversations about wine and food!
started a wine and food tasting group several years ago in St. George.
She has now joined our club, and along with a couple of other
enthusiastic members, she will be helping us organize ourselves. If you
are interested in seeing what her club is about visit her website.
There is a waiting list to join, but occasionally she has cancellations
and people who drop out. If you are interested in being on the waiting
list contact Jean.
Because of some great volunteers our club is starting to get it's act together! Kristee Kilpack, Michael Proctor and Jean Dickson have stepped up to the plate to help us get organized. We are planning to have an event every other month starting this October with the Halloween Bash. Next event will be in December at the Loomis', February is TBA and Kristee Kilpack will be hosting the April event. We will be announcing more about these events on this website and on the GrapeVine.
Thanks for your patience.
This year's event was hosted at Bally's, and it went a bit rougher than 2011's bash at Paris. Once again it was heavily attended, but this year the layout made it difficult to relax and enjoy the many great wines, beers, sakes, foods and desserts.
Traffic was so heavy around the food items that they were nearly unreachable. Perhaps rectangular tables would have been better, allowing for lines on two sides? With round tables, there was no line -- just people milling around the table with others unable to get past. Additionally, with the event split between two rooms, there were some who didn't realize they were seeing only half of the vendors.
The wines, as expected, were very good. Unfortunately the event was tainted by the poor execution. I don't know where next year's event will be held, but I hope the organizers learned some lessons from this year and can get back to the level of service (and patron enjoyment) of years past.