Thinking about those appetizers, they went quite quickly, as many members noted on their comment cards! The event planners and Program Committee are still puzzling over this to figure out why. So, good to have the feedback on those cards – it does help in planning future events.
But on the other hand, there was plenty of wine! Overwhelmingly, there was very positive feedback about the mini-wine festival format, the variety of wines and the introduction to newer wineries in the area. “Great concept! Hope you can do this for next year’s annual meeting,” was a common theme.
And now as promised – the announcement for the “people’s choice” award for the favorite wine at the event. The award goes to the Frichette Winery Red Blend! Very close behind was the Mackey Vineyards 2010 Right Bank. Also receiving a number of votes – the Prosser Vineyard & Winery Bill’s Red Blend and the Purple Star 2013 Riesling, followed by the Palencia Wines 2013 Ancient Lakes Albariño, the Plumb Cellars 2007 Damn Straight and the Robison Ranch Cellars 2010 Syrah.
Camaraderie … another theme noted on the comment cards. Many attendees enjoyed the relaxing social time. This was great to read as there were several new members, first-time attendees and guests! “Wonderful – our first event,” wrote one member.
So, what will the May 2015 annual meeting and event bring? Watch for details in future EVOEs, on the Society’s webpage and other announcements. Cheers!
Mary Binder, TCWS Communication Liaison