January 2019 Winter Social – Out With The Old……..

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…..And in with the new!

Fifty four members and friends got together at the Cavalotti Lodge January 13th for the Annual Winter Social. As we come to expect, the wine and food provided by members was exceptional and Cindy Scott’s social event delivery was, once again, top drawer. The site of George Beck in his new Nanaimo Winemaker’s apron was a feast for the eyes. (These are available for purchase at a ridiculous $15.)

The highlight of the event – aside from yours truly winning third prize in the raffle – was the opportunity for the club to thank Dave Burt, the outgoing president, for his outstanding leadership these past years. Our new President, Andrew Fox, reviewed the extraordinary one man show Dave took on which was instrumental in revitalizing the club, bringing in new members and invigorating the winemaking activities of the club. Today we have over 50 members many of whom have joined in the last 5 years. Grape sourcing, winemaking education and outstanding social activities are all thriving as a result of Dave’s dedication and leadership. We thank you, Dave, every time we enjoy the fruits of our labors.

Andrew presented Dave with a selection of his favorite full bodied red wines carefully selected by Cindy Scott.

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