Do any of you drink wine? Maybe you enjoy a glass with dinner or like to share a special bottle (or several) with friends. If you do, then maybe you'd enjoy being part of the American Wine Society by way of a local group of like-minded, friendly, wine loving folks known as the Wine Lover's Club. We started out as the Lewisville Wine Society with meetings held at the former Carolina Winesellers shop in Lewisville. We were soon the largest chapter in NC with 40+ members, although our numbers have diminished somewhat in part due to economic times and personal circumstances. We would love to have you join us for a meeting to see what we're all about, and how much fun we have (you are allowed 3 visits before becoming members).
Here is a little about what went on tonight. Since it is the week before Thanksgiving, we had the traditional turkey, stuffing and several versions of cranberry salad (made with cranberries, apples and other goodies), which I thought of as dessert since it was sweet. The official dessert was raspberry brownies. We were served 4 pinot noirs from California, Oregon and New York. The objective was to taste each wine with each type of food and determine which we thought paired well. That is not my strong suit, so I pretty much just enjoyed the food, wine and camaraderie. I don't know, maybe my palate is just not as fine-tuned as a lot of folks. I will say that I enjoyed 3 out of 4 wines and thought they went well enough with the food with the exception of the brownie. I just don't care for a dry red wine with chocolate in most cases.
In light of the fact that we had hot, tasty food to enjoy, we held the meeting in reverse in that we had our food and wine before attending to business.
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at Sociale located at 380 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC at 7:00 p.m. [update: this location information no longer valid]