Saturday, September 6, 2014


Saturday, September 6 – Marsha, the party animal, had her third annual wine tasting party. This year's theme was TEXAS WINE COUNTRY. During our travels around Texas this past winter, we stopped at several Texas Wineries and purchased wine. We saved them until returning to Ohio this summer for Marsha's wine party.

The party animal and her entourage are ready to serve up some wine.
ready to taste some wine 

Of course, Marsha decorated with a Texas theme....right down to Texas boot tasting glasses. Many of attendees dressed in their cowboy duds.

wine tasting table

Dave volunteers as the wine Sommelier with Kelly as his assistant. They do a great job describing the different wines and handing out the samples.

dave and wine

kelly serving wine

We had thirteen different wines to sample. We thought they were all Texas Wines, but the Sommelier discovered we had a couple Moab, UT wines included in the wine tasting event.

wine tasting 

How did that beer can get in the picture?
melissa and justin

We first picked a white wine winner and then a red wine winner.

wine tasting

After a final taste-off, Chenin Blanc of Castle Creek Winery, Moab, UT, was declared the winner! So in the end, a UT wine won the Texas Wine Country contest. WHAT?

winning wine


Everyone enjoyed the rest of the evening with some interesting conversation, laughter, music, and the task of finishing quite a few partial bottles of wine left over from the tasting.

Thanks to everyone for your kind words, well wishes and prayers for Paul. We are still not sure when we will hit the road. He is feeling very good, but we will wait for all the test results to clarify what is going on.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. You're having way to much fun. Hope you'll be coming through the Elkhart area when you leave, maybe we can see you.

  2. awww. . .there's just somethin' way wrong about that. . .LOL!

    I'm sure a great time was had by all!

  3. Looks like a great time! You should send a note to the winning winery along with a link to this blog post. I'm sure they would be thrilled knowing they won! :-)

  4. Who would have thunk a Utah wine would win the Texas wine tasting!?! Surely that requires a swing through Utah again to stock the wine cellar. A wine tasting party is just the way to pass the time waiting for medical test results...lots of fun and laughter...and by the end of the evening not caring the results are in yet. LOL

  5. Oh dear, missed the post about Paul not feeling well. Good wishes coming your way Paul.

    I love the table cloth.

  6. Paul, prayers still come your way.

    What a fun way to spend time with friends and family. We have two bottles of Port that we purchased last may - prior to our rush trip back to Indy for John's pacemakerl I have no clue when we will partake....Maybe in Q? We will celebrate Paul's and John's good health....whatcha say?

  7. A Utah wine even appearing at a Texas wine tasting is just so out of place. Work harder next year on picking better Texas wines, if you would.

  8. What fun ! I can see where collection of the wine would be fun and expensive ! Keep us posted on Paul.

  9. Haha! Too funny that Utah won the Texas Wine Challenge!! Sounds like a wonderful time. I'm surprised a bottle from the Weaver Winery didn't slip in there!!

    I love the photo with the cowboy boots:) I must say the guys look, well, not too cool in their shorts and boots. But the ladies look fine:)

    Love the boot glasses!! Glad Paul is feeling better:)

  10. Now thats a fun time for sure, I know that Suzie would choose you Green Apple hands down no matter what.

  11. We hope every thing goes well with Paul and you can hit the road soon.
    I guess we should have bought some wine in Moab. We were going to stop a couple of wineries and just never did.

  12. I'm glad Utah won the wine tasting contest as Texas and wine still seems so wrong to me! I thought maybe someone would sneak a bottle of Paul's wine in to challenge!!

    Paul's looking great from the pics so I hope all goes well for his tests.

  13. You should have come to Oregon this year:

  14. You gals are looking mighty fine decked out in your cowboy boots. Next time we pass through Moab, I'll be checking for that local wine. Too funny that it won over the Texas wine. Fun times!

  15. What a fun evening. I have always wanted to do a wine tasting but never took the time. Paul continues to be in our prayers.

  16. Looks like a fun time, so much fun the voting has to be in question :-)

  17. Looks like you guys had way too much fun. Sure hope and pray that all goes well with Paul. Please let us know how the test results turn out. We love you guys.

  18. Wow, we love this kind of party with friends enjoying good wine!
    We hope the doctor won't find anything serious that can not be cured. Keeping Paul in our prayers.

  19. Texas challenge and the winner is Utah .... hmmm, methinks the judges need to start over again ... I hope you have some wine let.


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