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The Spring 2019 Garden Party Auction is May 18th, 2019.

  • 5:00 Social hour
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Auction
  • Deadline for catalog entries is May 5th at midnight!
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    Item No.DonorFeatured ItemDateQty$ Each
    E3 JoLynn & Joel Ibanez
    Co-event with Bull Run UU - 3rd Annual Blind Wine Tasting Virginia vs. Temecula
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    The congregants at Bull Run UU love their wine. So do we. Brian Pace from BRUU has obtained wines from Virginia. There are over 250 wineries in the state and they cultivate different grapes than we do, particularly reds. Brian pours at several wineries there, so he knows his wine. He went with me to Temecula, and thought we should put them up against Virginia in a blind taste-test. So he is sending us something like a Norton - the State Grape of Virginia - and a Chambourcin (a bold and a fruity red) a Petit Verdot and a Viognier (fruity and dry whites). We will send him and taste here along with those four a Cabernet Sauvingnon, a mystery red of our own (a Pinot or Merlot?) and similar whites. We will skype the parties and compare the scores. There will be heavy appetizers such as meatballs and stuffed mushrooms as well as cheese pairings like nuts, dried fruits and meats and chocolates. There was much smack talk at the last one with very descriptive and hilarious comparisons made. The final results last time favored Cali! Everyone loved Coppola. Duh! I thought the $100.00 Private Reserve would win, but Francis knows film and wine. Either way, all of the wines were delightful.
    Sun Jun 30, 2019 - 4:00 PM 8 80.0

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