attendance: Black Monday, PSPSILY, Sapphitini, Brandy YAFG Alexander
special appearances by Armando, EBE(??), and Mr Black Monday
also see images from the the party
ADVISORY: Neither wine nor cheese can be considered a cocktail. All
the wine and cheese at this LUPEC event was, however, made by women.
Please refer to Article 5 in the LUPEC Articles of Incorporation and
Vintners or Cheesemakers were harmed in the making of this party.
arrived dressed primarily in black. BLACK=FORMAL. Everyone
looked lovely. Whisky Daisy put out an AMAZING SPREAD--gorgeous silver
candles, big balloons, wine goblets with handpainted daisies, beautiful
trays of fruit and cheese and crackers. It was all very elegant.
I did a
pisspoor job of taking conversational notes (ladies? help?) but the
main themes I remember were: CATS, CATS, stories about cats, playing
with the cats, living in trailers, a little business, a little about
David Sedaris, more cats, catching up on each other's lives, talking
about social and work related successes and failures, and more cats.
We dispensed some advice and handed around general warm fuzzies.
PSILY and Brandy YAFG Alexander had a few smoking breaks on the porch.
end of the afternoon some of us had our shoes off and were sitting
on the floor with wine glasses balanced on knees. It was a lovely
LUPEC afternoon---a balance of classy elegance and comfortable hangin
with the gals. Just perfect.
a pisspoor job of taking notes about the cheese. I am hoping that
Whisky Daisy can provide a cheese list and information for us. We
sampled many varieties all made by WOMEN! The favorite seemed to be
the one shaped like a MASTABA (Black Monday--please correct
spelling) even though it was horrifyingly blue black and green to
the relative merits of different types of crackers--Carr's Wheat Biscuits
seem to be the hands down favorite for cheese snacking. We also enjoyed
several varieties of WINE JELLIES made by some of the vinters. These
were delightful with cream cheese on a delicate cracker. I especially
liked the rose one since it was so dang PINK.
ended with coffee and bathrobe pictures around the stainless coffeemaker.
Daisy presented us with delightful party favors in the form of wine
glasses with little laughing cow cheeses and decorative cheese spreaders
in them. Several of the ladies adjorned to see David Sedaris. We all
left bubbly and happy.
Whisky Daisy is one classy gal.
at the Beaux
Arts Ball opening party (Nov 2nd, 2001)--pink passion punch
and cakes and business cards and informational brochures and buttons.
CRAFTS at Whisky Daisy's house to make tiaras and signs for the table
MEETING-- Sirens of the Silver Screen Cocktails. November 18th, 4pm,
at the home of Brandy YAFG Alexander
IN DECEMBER--tentative Dec 15th at Lava Lounge 3pm for us. 4pm for
the public--invitation only? Mark S as possible entertainment? top
three drinks of the year highlited. T SHIRTS!
of LUPEC calendars! Squirrel suggested that we keep the party LABOR
UNINTENSIVE for ourselves. Hear hear.
changing our signature drink so as not to be traceable back to CMU.
The jury is still out on this one.....
to free telerama as we can not have our own domain.
A few other
options checked out. New list serve for group emails??
of this business has already transpired as of this writing. I include
it here merely for archival purposes.
Jade (2000) from Franklin
Hill Vineyards (Bangor, PA)
and fruity with no sour aftertaste--I like it! 4
light, vaguely sweet but still dry enough for me to like 4
a big fan of the white wine, but this one is quite nice. It's dry,
crisp and gone! 4
wine...scary,,sweet but not this. Rejoice the women vinters-and the
birth of Jade!4.5
not too sweet, summery 4
(1999) from Galen
Glen Vineyards (Andreas, PA)--the big partiers
dry--this is more like the whites I like less 3
the "sweetness" of the other. Dry, very dry. 3
is good wine 4
know anymore, all I can taste is the moustaba cheese. It was fine
the buttery flavor. A bit strong/harsh but the dryness can be refreshing
#3-Chambourcin from Galen
Glen Vineyards (Andreas, PA)
smoky--real acidy on the tongue 4
a ballsy one, there! 4
crisp wine,,not very warming, but okay and oakey 3.5
very rich oh so tasty 4
Hill Vineyards (Bangor, PA)
acidic--it makes me pucker(not in a good way) 2
blinked--I am still drinking the other red wine
I still here? 5 (ed note--for the company, not the wine)
a jolly rancher without the sugar 2.5
believe that I bought this..sorry girls 2
Wine from Manatawny Creek
Vineyards (Douglassville, PA) --really cool people
like soda pop--I like it even though Squirrel really doesn't 3
first of all, I hate Nyquill. I mean, even if my head weighs 300 pounds
from sinus buildup, I GAG when I drink Nyquill, That being said I'm
NOT (9 underlines!!) a fan of the Cherry Wine -
attention to the Squirrel with the sinus infection..cherry wine is
GREAT! It's what I should have had to drink before going to prom-if
I was drinking then. The first couple sips may have been nyquillesque
but after that--its GREAT 5
had been the first drink of the day, I would have left the party.
But, because it was the last one, I drank it anyway. OY, was that
sweet. A bit much but tasty 3
Wine from Manatawny Creek
Vineyards (Douglassville, PA)
a weird smell. I think it would make me too drunk 3
drunk for what? I'm at the point where too drunk may not be drunk
enough. Very Dry and crisp--I like very much 5
wine: I object and abstain NO
skips, and jumps down my throat! 4.5
sparkling and dry. Yum. I'm glad that I have two more bottles! 4