2018 Wine Interest Group
The next gathering of the Executive Club Wine Interest Group is Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm at Lumen in Lincoln Square Mall. See below for details.
The plan for this year is A World Tour of Wine, with each month’s offerings highlighting wines from a particular country or region of the world. The plan is for no instruction, perhaps just a few opening comments, with wines served at tasting stations – no sitting at large tables. There will be brief notes about the wines available as handouts and electronically.
Debbie Hirschi provides all wine and glasses (if the host would like them), and Shari Fox provides cheese and crackers. If the host would like to provide appetizer-sized foods that represent the region highlighted, that is entirely up to her. Debbie is happy to make suggestions for pairings. If you are interested in hosting one of the open sessions, please contact Shari Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost for each event remains $15 per person and will go toward the cost of the wine and snacks. Please pay in cash at the door.
Here is the schedule for the remainder of the year.
March 20: France Part II – The Loire Valley and Burgundy
Host: Shari Fox, 1811 Savanna Drive, Champaign
April 17: France Part III – Alsace and the Rhone Valley
Host: Megan Gillette, Lumen, Lincoln Square Mall (across from Connections)
June 19: Italy
Host: Sarah Bell, 2001 Bentbrook Dr, Champaign
July 17: The Rest of the Old World – Spain, Germany, Austria and Portugal
Host: Debbie Hirschi, 2402 High Meadow Lane, Champaign
September 18: The Southern Hemisphere
October 16: Think Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
November 20 (subject to change): Back in the States
Host: Jeannette Beck, 2204 Noel Dr, Champaign
December 18: A Celebration of Wine and Food from Around the World Host: Debbie Hirschi, 2402 High Meadow Lane, Champaign
If you are able to attend the gathering, please RSVP online. The link is fixed for online registration. You can also visit ECCC home page to register for it. Hope to see you there.