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From Wine and Beyond…

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope your holidays were joyous and memorable. 

I want to start with some highlights of our last events. The Bryant Family wine dinner was amazing! The very prestigious winery coming to Cordillera Ranch was one of my favorite dinners to date. Eleven members and guests sat at an illuminated table in the middle of the Cabana wining and dining on world-class wine and Chef Isaac and the culinary team’s finest creations. The topics ranged from the topography of Napa, the who’s who of Napa, former and present, and of course the exquisite wines from the Bryant Family. It truly was a bucket list event!

We then had multiple major winner, Retief Goosen, come to the Club for a Meet and Greet. He talked golf and we all sampled his wines that are made on his wine farm in South Africa. There were door prizes being handed out about every five to ten minutes — hats, gloves, balls and a whole lot of wine. He then proceeded to join us for our nightly Gold Rush. His wines were being sampled out in the bar and again his great story was being told.

The next event which we all just enjoyed was the Wine Extravaganza. This Holiday Wine Show was filled with Bubbles and Big Reds. There was an outstanding turn out. Eight tables spread throughout the Cabana consisted of 48 wines/bubbles for everyone to try before they buy! The next Wine Extravaganza will be at the end of March and will be Old World & New World Wines! Make sure to save the date of March 30 and be watching for the emails.

This next year will be full of events as well! We will be starting out with a Rombauer Wine Dinner on January 19. We will follow this up with a Cellar Club member-only Meet and Greet with Adam Fox of Canard Winery in Napa. Then on January 29 we will unleash the M.O.B.B. This will take place in the Men’s Grille area. The M.O.B.B. stands for Men of Bourbon and Beer. At this event we will have micro beers to taste as well as small batch and barrel select bourbons. We will have light snacks to pair with the tastings as well. If you are into Brown, this will be the place to be.So much to plan on for the New Year! 

Thank you all for your great participation and I will see you at the Club!  

Jeffrey Cohen is the Wine Specialist for The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at jcohen@cordilleraranch.com.