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August 2021 Edition

It’s hard to believe another summer month is behind us.  As harvest season is just around the corner, we reflect on all the good times and fun memories we created with our InVINtions’ family during the past month.  Read on…

Craft Class

The buzz around the winery has been long standing—ever since Tameka started showing-up to movie night, holiday events, trivia, etc. in her unique swag!  So, we finally had to gather the last day of July for a craft class that would become so popular it would be the subject of an entire “room” at the Wine Club party in August.  Yes!  “Sabrina’s Shirt Shack” and “Tameka’s Tees” are a real thing!  The winery, through Sabrina and Tameka is now officially in the shirt making business!  If you haven’t seen our “Drink Local,” “Wine in my hand, toes in the sand,” “Winey Beaches” or “Wine Not?” logoed shirts, you must stop in and check them out.

InVINtions Goes to the Hall of Fame

It was a great honor for InVINtions to be invited to Canton, Ohio as the exclusive wine for Steve Atwater’s private induction celebration.  InVINtions’ wine was a hit with past and present gold jacket recipients alike.

Friday the 13th

It was movie night once again, and what better way to enjoy a summer movie than with great burgers on the BBQ and s’mores over the charcoal?  A not-so-scary movie was in order, so instead we all enjoyed some laughs with a fun spoof on an old classic.

Cucina Estiva with Chef Lucas

Summer cooking with Chef Lucas continued in August with a delicious menu of Puttanesca, Panzanella and cannoli’s.  It was a menu perfect for hot summer nights and for utilizing delicious produce from your very own garden.  Chef even provided some great American substitutions and insights for modifying the “whore” sauce that should normally contain anchovies.

Stems Up – live from ITALY!

Just when you thought Chef Lucas was only a Chef...  He proved you wrong, because he is also an Italian wine expert.  The last in the series of “Around the World with Marcus” was a delightful evening of Italian varietals direct from Chef Lucas’ collection.  

Friends’ Trivia

“The One When Everyone Knows the Answers!”   Who knew this trivia night was going to be so intense?  Well, we guess we should have known since there are groups of people who travel the country for Friends’ Trivia.  Due to popular demand and the craze for harder and harder Friends’ questions, we will be hosting an “AP” (“The One that’s Advanced Placement”) session of Friends’ trivia on Thursday, September 16.  Click Here to join us!

Wine Club Party

Aloha Oe!  It was a beautiful weekend of Hawaiian BBQ, hula challenges, conga lines and limbo contests.  At this 3rd quarter Wine Club party, the mango wine slushies were flowing and the pina coladas were getting caught in the rain.  The pineapple palm tree and watermelon shark were the center of the culinary delights.  If you are a Wine Club Member, mark you calendars for the holiday party on either November 5 or 6.

Another New Face

Yes, we are excited to have another incredible team member, Tonia Jones!  Tonia comes to us as a corporate escapee, and we are unbelievably excited to have her.  Stop in and say “hello”!

Coming Up

We are excited to be hosting two dynamic trivia nights in September—Friends’ 2.0 (or “Advanced Placement”) on September 16.  Our second trivia night is our regularly scheduled night, September 23, and the theme is Trivial Pursuit--Click Here to join us.  Looking ahead, our highly sought after annual Charter Party happens the middle of October.

In Closing….

On September 1, the sunsets on 2016 pricing.  It has been 5 years since our last price change, so now is the time.  You will see some slight adjustments to our menu pricing the next time you stop in the winery.   It seems impossible, but the holiday season is upon us.  Now is the time to secure your batches for Christmas.  As we looking toward fall, enjoy the last breaths of summer and take a little time this coming Labor Day to recognize all those people who work so hard on behalf of us and our country.  Come see us at the winery soon…