Eve, We have met and have taken all the ideas into consideration. We have agreed on an approach and name. Could you please let everyone know that we have decided on a name and we will publish the results to you, face book members and club members probably next week. (maybe by Thursday so you can publish it Friday if you would like.) We need to secure the DBA before we announce the new name. Thanks sooooo much with all the help.
As we respect their request, its not news we were expecting. This means we are going to have to come up with a new name for Dragonfly Winery and relaunch the label. We are going to keep the logo and layout of the label exactly the same but we are going to have to replace the name with something else.
As you know, it took years for us to come up with a name so it won’t be an easy task seeing we are passionate about the name and brand. Any ideas on a name that works with our logo and label? Let us know, we are open to suggestions. Maybe your readers have some ideas???
That’s the latest. I wish it was good news.
Cheers, Steve Lemley
Both Whole Foods Market and Bristol Farms Market will be attending and pairing foods and wines. In fact, we will have several tables in the area traditionally reserved for the restaurants, where some have asked to be able also to pair wines at their tables. Naturally, we agreed. We love the idea — in fact, we hope that people who attend the Wine Classic will discover new wine varietals that they can purchase from our participating wineries and enjoy with their favorite foods.
Many participating wineries will be offering specially discounted prices to people who attend the Wine Classic and order wines from them at the event.
Why not attend the Wine Classic for a terrific evening of hundreds of wines to sample, foods from many local restaurants and caterers, live music, a silent auction…and discover what you have been missing while you support a very worthy charitable event — College of the Canyon’s instrumental music program.
For more information, please see the website: http://www.scvwineclassic.org/.
On a recent visit to a restaurant, oh lets just say for argument’s sake, in Tucson Arizona, we asked for the “big wine glasses please” that we were assured they owned. We were told something along the lines of, “They’re in the dishwasher.”
When we saw other guests just arriving, also with their own wines in tow, we tried again, wanting to have the hot, wet glasses fogging up our wines first.
But now they were said to be, complete with what appeared to us as unapologetic glee, “Being used at another table.”
When the other table got OUR glasses, at that point, we just wanted to get our bottles opened to dash into whatever receptacle we could find. (I was grateful not to be wearing pumps.)
We grumbled until we started, gee, you might have guessed it, drinking. Eating helped too. Suffice to say if you want a really nice glass either drink out of your own at home, steal from your neighboring table or go to a wine-friendlier restaurant.
No, I’m not telling you where we were. But feel free to reply to this post as to where we should eat…errr I mean drink…next.
I have not yet updated the list of wineries for this year’s Classic, but am receiving commitments from several outstanding wineries, with my own collection of older, library wines.
There will be similar wineries as last year, and a few surprises I can’t announce yet.
This year’s library table poured by a friend who poured Colgin Cabernet last year, will have 01 Bryant Family, instead.
And, the friend who usually donates older Bordeaux wines has given me half a dozen beauties from 1982, 1986 & 1990, that will be poured at the Jacobson library table along with Williams Selyems and a good selection of terrific wines.
I may put a couple of the old Bordeaux’s, as well as a magnum of 1995 Charmes Chambertin, on the silent auction or pour them.
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