Rotary Club of Marana
Beautiful table set up with edible center pieces greeted the members and guests as they entered Nana's Kitchen Tuesday morning. I believe we have Maeve and Jo to thank for this display.
Harold Burtzloff began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Guests included the MCAT student of the month, Nathan Ryberg, his mom Laurie, dad Bill, teacher Mr Bowen and Principal Denise Coronado. Nathan came well prepared with an acceptance speech and was heavily praised by all as a conscientious hard worker. His plan is to attend Pima Community College.
Happy bucks from this writer for son-in-laws recovery from eleven hours of cancer surgery in Houston, TX, Peter- ten day upcoming Canary Island work/cation, Lynne-happy+sad, David has accepted Mirabel into his home. There were many other contributors.
Richie Benner has filled this years opening on the club board. We need a Member-At_Large for the 2017/2018 year and Peter Mack suggested we need a female (he was worried some one would nominate him possibly?) Tony wondered who would be the "Mystery Woman" willing to serve on his board.
The nominated and unanimously approved board for 2017/2018 year are: President-Tony Hunter, Richie Benner- President Elect, Treasurer- Lynne Himmer, Secretary-John Dooling, Past President-Jo Holt, Member-At Large--Harold Burtzloff. I think I got this right.
The "Three Wise Men" didn't stand a chance against "The Three Stooges".  See Maeve for details.
DENISE WEST WON & WON!!!!!!!!!! And promptly donated her $50 winnings to the Marana Rotary Foundation. Thank you Denise.
 Our speaker today was Lynne Himmer and the topic was "WINE". The following are odds and ends from this writers notes:
1. Serve white at 55* and red at 65*
2. Zin.... is a red grape white fruit. Thus depending on whether or not skin is included can be white or pinkish.
3. Tannin comes from the skin and gives wine a dry taste/feeling. It goes away over time.
4. You can drink Riesling with 11.5* alcohol and not get drunk. BWAHAHAHA!
5. Wine can bruise. I "think" it is better to store wine in a lateral vs horizontal position to allow it to breathe.
6. Champagne is only from an area in  France and can be fermented a. In a bottle, b.In a steel tank, c. by carbonizing. Oh, and the bigger the bubbles the bigger the headache. Also get the New Mexico stuff. Weather is same as french area and taste is just as good with a lower price.
7. Sulfites are every where so do not worry about it
8. The lower the alcohol the sweeter the taste, usually.
9. Wine spoils. Centuries ago a boatload from Portugal sent to England went bad. The Potuguese added brandy and the subsequent brew is called Port. My personal favorite.
10. Pinot Noir is very versatile as to what food it pairs with.
11.  Take a non drowsy antihistamine with Red Wine.   Ask Lynne why. That's all my notes say.
12. Cork vs screw cap? There are now ventilated screw caps and some expensive wines now use screw caps can harbor bacteria. Any way, either is just fine.
Lynne finished her presentation with a raffle of a fine bottle of Gruet sparkling Champagne. Be nice to me and I might share it with you!