Wine Finders 1

One of several wine tasting groups for couples or single SIR.  Host picks a wine varietal to be tasted, and each participant purchases  a bottle of his choice of the same varietal.  We do a blind tasting of all wines and vote on the winner. All in fun. Not real serious.

Members/spouses volunteer to hold the tasting at their home and they select the month they would like to host and the varietal to be tasted. So the venue moves around and we taste different wines from all over CA and the world.  If you live in a small condo or apt. you can participate but are not expected to host.

Always interesting, educational and fun. 

Members volunteer to host and a schedule for the year is produced  and distributed to the members.

Wine Finders 1 meets on the 2nd Thursday of the even numbered months at the home of one of the group membersMembers volunteer to host and a schedule for the year is produced  and distributed to the members.  We start at 6:00 PM and usually end by 8:00 PM.  If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Ron Smith or Tony de Losada.  

Chairman: Ron Smith 


Asst. Chairman: Tony de Losada






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Malbec Tasting on June 13, 2024 at the Crowley’s

Well, that was really an interesting tasting and certainly unexpected, by me, from a bunch of Malbecs. But was I surprised. Overall I found the wines to be quite good and was generally surprised. Thanks Dan for selecting the varietal. Otherwise they would have remained on my “don’t bother” list.

The weather was cool so we stayed inside which really made a nice setting for sitting around, chatting and enjoying the wines and appetizers. We always have exceptional eats but this was a table full of the best I have enjoyed in a long time. Maybe it was because I skipped dinner. Thanks to everyone.

It was also one of the most lopsided tastings we have had (from a scoring viewpoint). The first place wine had 18 points and was a runaway winner brought by David Glazer and Helen Choi.  The Casillero del Diablo Concha Toro, from Chile was only $12.99 at Bev Mo. The only wine not from Argentina.

David and Helen seem to come up with a lot of winners. You should go to Bev Mo or elsewhere and pick up a couple of bottles. I will.

The list of overall scoring and points, etc is attached for your enjoyment.

Master Wine Entry & Final RankingSheet – Copy



Updated 06/14/24 MLF