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Hill Country Council for the Arts Events
Hill Country Council for the Arts

March, 2010

Hill Country Council for the Arts Newsletter
March 11, 2010 Celebrating the Arts in the Texas Hill Country



Thursday, March 25, 2010 - *NOTE VENUE and Themed Wine!

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

March themed wine:    French Champagnes and California Sparklers!

“Champagne…the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired.” Brigitte Bardot

March hosts: Leilani Barnett and Don Merrill, Tootie Pie Company; and Melissa Haberstroh, Burlap Horse

featuring Tootie's wickedly delicious chocolate pie!!

location: 609 S. Main Street, 830/249-0204.

Purpose is Simple:

To discover new businesses; to meet new people passionate about the arts; and to enjoy new wines! 

Please join like-minded people in conversation regarding arts and culture in Boerne!!

The Rules:
1. Bring a bottle of your favorite themed wine and your favorite wine glass.
2. Bring a Friend.
3. Check your e-mails for April Wine Share Boerne!

Champagne and Sparkling Wine trivia:

Champagne - Sparkling wine named for the site of its origin, the Champagne region of northeastern France, is made from only three grapes: pinot and meunier (both black) and chardonnay (white). The juice from these grapes is initially fermented in stainless-steel vats. A mixture of wine, sugar, and yeast is added, and it is then transferred to pressure tanks for a second fermentation that yields carbon dioxide and effervescence. It is chilled, sweetened, bottled, and left to mature. It generally has a crisp, flinty taste that varies in degree of sweetness, depending on the type.  The smaller the bubbles, the finer the wine…and determined by the temperature of the aging cellar; the cooler the smaller.

Sparkling wine - The classic example of a sparkling wine is Champagne, but many other examples are produced in other countries, such as Espumante in Portugal, Cava in Spain, Asti in Italy, and Cap Classique in South Africa. The generic Italian term for sparkling wine is Spumante; German and Austrian sparkling wines are called Sekt. California in particular has seen French Champagne houses open wineries to make American sparkling wine according to the Champagne method.   (The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil, Workman Publishing: New York, 2001.)

 Join us at Burlap Horse, with Melissa Haberstroh and Leilani Barnett and Don Merrill, Tootie Pie Company, for March 25th Wine Share Boerne!

*When doing business in Boerne, please remember our Boerne WSB! hosts: Vive Rouge, Good & Company, Garden Path Gallery and Tryst Salon.

 For more details, or to host a Wine Share Boerne!, contact Paula Horner, Membership Chair,, or 830/537-5317.


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