The Winning Wines

Top 3 Wines:
1st Place: 2008 Renwood Barbera ($8)
2nd Place: 2009 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon ($9)
3rd Place: 2009 Columbia Crest Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon ($9)

2010 Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel ($10)
2010 Opera Prima Tempranillo ($6)
2010 Colores del Sol Malbec ($8)
2009 Charles & Charles Red Wine ($9)

The Naked Grape Pinot Grigio ($7)
2011 Zolo Malbec ($10)
Little Roo Shiraz ($8)
2009 Kiona Cabernet/Merlot ($10)
Chateau Moulin de Beausejour Bordeaux (?)
Cupcake Prosecco ($9)
2008 Hogue Merlot ($8)
2010 Trivento Reserve Malbec ($8)

Raffle Donations from Wine For Our Times

The total raffle ticket sales at Wine For Our Times came to $1391! Thanks to everyone for your generosity and good spirits – all that money goes to our Raffle Queen, Martha Mallett. Additional donations can be sent to HPIC (1116 SW Holden St, Seattle, 98106) with a note that it is for Martha Mallett, and we will make sure she gets it!

Good job Lisa and Randy Leininger – their neighborhood hot dog and lemonade sale raised $2000. See the story on the West Seattle Blog here. What great neighbors!

Wine For Our Times was a huge success – thanks to all who participated! We will post pictures and winning wine info soon.

Wine For Our Times – Sat, May 5

Wine For Our Times 2012

Add to your list of reasonably priced and surprisingly good wines while tasting, describing and picking your favorites. You will be seated at a table of friends and neighbors and have a great time tasting each others’ finds.

We will have special pours from the Northwest Wine Academy, special prizes and great raffle items from our local business community. Join this fun part of the event too! Raffle tickets will be $2 each and 3 for $5 – well worth the prizes.

Pre-register by Friday, 4/27! There will be a special raffle for pre-registered participants. Email or call 938-6031 and tell us how many people you’re bringing.

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The Highland Park Piper

The faithful piper brought up the rear and missed the Sage Comet! Yes it would have been perfect for him to play while the comets were whirling. And he deserved to see the spectacle after the long march piping through Highland Park! Maybe he’ll come back next year. Thank you Highland Park Piper!

New Years Eve in the Neighborhood

We have something for everyone this New Years Eve, beginning with the annual Not-So-Silent Night Parade, followed by the return of the Sage Comet! Then the party will begin, with live music from four bands: Garrett and Westcott, Rory James and the Majestic, The River Rust and Oddly Even.

For the party, we’re asking for a $5 donation at the door ($10 for families), plus HPIC will have a bar offering wine and local draft beer for a small donation.

Details: (the parade and Sage Comet times may not be exact!)
6:15pm. Assemble in parking lot for parade
(part of the parking lot will be cordoned off for the Sage Comet, and re-opened after the performance. There is lots of street parking, especially a block north of HPIC if there is no more room in the parking lot.)

6:30pm. Not-So-Silent Night Parade

7:00pm. Sage Comet

7:15pm. Doors open for potluck/entry to party

8:00pm. Music begins

12:00pm. Midnight celebration

After midnight. Open jam – bring your voice and an instrument to join in.

Traditional Holiday Potluck Dinner and Dance

Saturday, Dec 10
Cocktails: 6pm
Dinner: 7pm
Dancing: 8pm

Free admission!
But please bring a potluck dish to share, your beverage of choice, an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots, and a donation for the Food Bank! We will have live music by professional musician and Highland Park resident Danny Figgins.

And we will be using the dishes donated by our friends and neighbors at this fall’s Harvest Dinner.