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Expo 2014 Wine Tasting!

LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good GroomingFerndale, MI Icrontian

Okay, the wine tasting is a go!
This year, we are going to be sampling Chenin Blanc. Also known as Vouvray or Steen, this often overlooked white wine pairs well with a number of different cuisines. Chenin Blancs vary in sweetness considerably, but all of them retain a bright acidity and lots of fruity notes. If you struggle to pair food and wine together, get to know this grape because it will help take a lot of the guesswork in that arena!
I'd like to keep this at around 10-14 people (which will keep the price around $30 or (hopefully) less. If there is a lot of interest, we can double the fun and get 20-25 good Icrontians in on the fun!
Please comment 'in' on the post below, which will reserve you a seat. The wine tasting will likely be at 8:00 pm Thursday as Lincoln indicated.
Let the wining begin!

GnomeQueen

Comments

  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Icrontian
    edited May 2014

    Yes.

    LeahVoiceRyanMM
  • SodaSoda Ann Arbor, MI Icrontian

    in

    LeahVoiceRyanMM
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    In! And hopefully helping? :D

    RyanMMLeahVoice
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    In.

    LeahVoice
  • lersheelershee Keeper of J Sterling Heights, MI Icrontian

    In! Preggy-sized, please!

    LeahVoiceGnomeQueen
  • PinkInDetroitPinkInDetroit Brian's (actual) Waifu Detroit, MI Icrontian

    In. I'm going to assume @evonnecameron is in as well!

    LeahVoiceGnomeQueen
  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    @TroubleBaker said:
    In. I'm going to assume evonnecameron is in as well!

    I've got you both down!

    PinkInDetroit
  • MassalinieMassalinie O'Canada Vancouver, Canada Icrontian

    Farge and I are in!

    LeahVoice
  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    In. I need some more culture and fancy wine learning.

    LeahVoice
  • ChoochChooch K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI Icrontian

    in. for now.

    LeahVoice
  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    @Church4252 said:
    in. for now.

    No, you are in FOR LIFE!

    mertesnChooch
  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    In.

    LeahVoice
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian

    I might by IN but my pinky will always be out!

    LeahVoice
  • bellsbells Gaming? I'm in! Ypsilanti, MI Member

    I'm in!

    LeahVoice
  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    Greetings My Sophisticated, yet Slightly Inebriated Friends:

    I'm going to be ordering wine very soon and will be procuring enough for 20-24 participants. (So far, there's 14.1 of us fancy people-soon to be joined by other cosmopolitan folk!)

    Please let me know if you are planning on attending by 6/9! Thanks!

    BandrikGnomeQueen
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    Oh fine. In.

    LeahVoiceGnomeQueen
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian

    In

    GnomeQueenLeahVoice
  • ChoochChooch K-Pop authority™, Pho King Madison Heights, MI Icrontian

    Sorry, I need to pull from this. I have class that night.

  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    @Church4252 said:
    Sorry, I need to pull from this. I have class that night.

    Nooooo!!

    Hey, guess what? there's now an open seat at the wine tasting!

    PinkInDetroitGnomeQueen
  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    Happy Expo Eve Eve! As it stands, it's going to be $29 per head for 8 wines, 2 oz pours, plus delicious noms! If we can get a few more people to sign up, I can get the price down a bit more, so encourage your fancy, yet reluctant friends to join us!
    P.S. @lershee, I will have a separate price for you!

    RyanMMGnomeQueenmertesn
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Moneyed to @RyanMM‌ along with beer tasting money.

    LeahVoice
  • What mert said.

    LeahVoice
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian

    Same.

    LeahVoice
  • SignalSignal Icrontian

    Thank you @LeahVoice‌ for the awesome wine tasting! Very cool of you to throw such an elegant tasting for us.

    PS: Please post cookie recipe.

    GnomeQueen
  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    Thank you all so much for coming! I had a really fun time hosting it and I hoped you all got to try something new! Here's the cookie recipe:

    Jan Hagel Cookies

    1 C. butter
    1 C. sugar
    1 egg, separated
    2 C. flour
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1 Tblspn water
    1/2 C. chopped nuts (my mother used pecans, but walnuts and almonds are good, too)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Beat together 1 C. butter and 1 C. white sugar in a bowl. Add 1 egg yolk and blend together.
    In another bowl, mix together 2 C. flour and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
    Mix the egg white together with the water until frothy and set aside.
    Blend the flour mixture into the butter mixture (it will be a crumbly) and pat unto the bottom of a greased jelly roll (10"x15" pan).
    Brush or pat the egg white/water mixture on top of the dough and then pat on the nuts/pressing lightly. (You can sprinkle on additional sugar at this step if you'd like, but we never bothered with that.) Bake for 20-25 minutes until just beginning to brown.
    Cut immediately into squares, diamonds or oblong shapes. Makes about 4 dozen (depending on how large or small you cut them.)

    RyanMMGnomeQueenSignal
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