Here’s the proposal for our virtual wine tasting this Sunday afternoon (April 19
) starting at 4pm.
Each attending household uses a wine of their choice and provides their own hors d'oeurves. Since we are not all tasting the same wine or eating the same hors d'oeurves, each participant gets approximately three minutes to say hello to all, update us on how they are doing, present their wine, discuss it's attributes and explain / describe their food selection. The presentation is intended to be fun, it can be entertaining, interesting, informative, funny, ....it may be all about the wine, or may have little to do with the wine, so be creative. The format is entirely up to the presenter, similar to our usual wine tasting. Let’s have GREAT FUN with this month’s tasting!
Instead of our conventional wine voting with cash, we will vote for our favorite wine tasting presentation. The presentation with the most votes wins and their wine wins the honors. The voting criteria is entirely up to the individual voters, but you cannot vote for yourself, and we will not have "Chicago" rules as we do with the cash donations, so only one vote per participant.
The wine tasting group is a major contributor to the church's community outreach via our monthly wine voting, and those outreach missions are on-going during the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the sudden rise in unemployment, our local food banks are seeing a large increase in demand at a time when they can no longer receive direct food donations. They are greatly in need of funds to purchase food for those in need during these difficult times. Even though the wine tasting group is not contributing in person this month, you can donate to All Saints’ outreach online, and that donation can be directed to specific charities.
Please RSVP via email
to let John Overstrom know if you plan to participate and to receive further details.
A follow-up e-mail will provide the specific details for logging onto the wine tasting and contributing to the church's community outreach.