Wine Cellar Fillers

Jim Sowell


July 2023 Hotline Cellar Fillers Wine Activity (CFWA)

After the disruption of COVID and the illness and passing of my wife Sandra, it is time for Cellar Fillers Wine Activity to restart. The next event will be on Friday, July 21, 2023 at my home at 176 Vernal Drive in Alamo. There is room for 12 to 14 tasters. The activity is open to members, applicants and guests, and is a great way to introduce a guest to SIR. CFWA cannot accommodate Spouses and SO’s at events held in members homes because of limited space. At times we do hold events at wineries or other larger venues when Spouses and SO’s are welcome, as they are at our other four wine activities, Bargain Wines or Wine Finders I, II, and III.

Please let me know if you will attend. I will send an email with the list of attendees and directions to my home. The cost varies with the number of attendees, but usually runs around $12.00. We really don’t know how much inflation will affect the cost of sandwiches and fixin’s, so my guess is subject to reality. When you confirm your attendance, there will be a cancel-by date, around July 18, after which you will be responsible for paying your share of the cost, on arrival at the event

It will be the usual format, starting at 11:30 AM with a simple lunch of sandwiches and fixin’s, followed by tasting of five white and five red wines. The price point for our wines is an average cost of $8.00, adjusted for inflation from $7,00 in 2020. Bring your glass(es). The wines are bought a few days in advance by a purchasing committee of the chair and co-chair and any interested members.

If you have questions, would like your name added to the mailing list, or would like to join the purchasing committee, please contact:

Jim Sowell, Chair,, (925) 457-7746 mobile.

Scott Graff, Asst Chair, (925) 552-6097

last updated 06/25/23 by SM.