December 2017 Wine Club

IT’S A WINE CLUB WHITE ELEPHANT CHRISTMAS PARTY
Season’s Greetings Wine Clubbers!

Jane and Dan Burstain will be hosting our December Wine Club on Saturday, December 16th and the Theme is Sparkling Wine/Champagne, the Celebration Wine. As an added bonus for the holiday season, there will be a White Elephant Gift Exchange (Rules are attached). It is not mandatory to participate in the White Elephant Gift Exchange.

They will be providing Chicken and Scalloped Potatoes to go along with our tasting, so please bring an appetizer, side or dessert to compliment. A Chocolate Dipping Station will also be available for those with a sweet tooth.

There’s not a right or wrong time to serve Sparkling Wine/Champagne, and because of it’s festive nature, what better time than the holidaze. There are many domestic American Sparkling Wines to choose from these days, and then we have the Prosecco style from Italy, Cava style from Spain and your ultimate in taste and style, French Champagne. If the choices are too numerous, as always please ask your wine merchant for suggestions.

So break out your elf ears and Santa hats, the Burstains host a helluva White Elephant Gift exchange!

Remember to bring a Wine glass

HOST: Jane and Dan Burstain

DATE: Saturday, December 16

TIME: 7:00 PM

THEME: Sparkling Wine/Champagne, The Celebration Wine and White Elephant Gift Exchange

Jingle all the Way, Santa Baby…..Looking forward to seeing everyone there

November Wine Club

Ruth and Gary Pelphrey will be hosting our November Wine Club on Friday, November 17th  and the Theme is Thanksgiving is time for American Wine. They will be preparing a Roasted Turkey  to go along with our tasting, so please bring a side to compliment, or an appetizer.

There’s not a right or wrong wine to drink with your Thanksgiving meal, but there are some that will elevate the senses. If your leaning toward the Reds, a light in body Pinot Noir from Washington or Oregon is always a good bet. A nice spicy Zinfandel will definitely kick things up a notch.  For Whites a fuller bodied Chardonnay ( California, support those vineyards in Sonoma and Napa so disrupted by the recent fires), they are just begging for the rich dishes accompanying that Turkey. Or a Washington state Dry Riesling will nicely cut threw some of those rich dishes with its high acidity. Gewürztraminer is a highly aromatic wine with just a touch of warm spice, begging for some Turkey fixin’s.  Some good varieties are coming out of the Finger Lakes region of New York.  As always, when in doubt ask your wine merchant for suggestions.

HOST: Ruth and Gary Pelphrey

DATE: FRIDAY, November 17

TIME: 7:30 PM

For more information, please contact Jeannie Pinkman – jpinkman@austin.rr.com

October Wine Club

Darla Smith and Nancy Norman will be hosting our October Wine Club on Friday, October 13th and the Theme is Bavarian Wine and Beer. They will be preparing Various Sausages to go along with our tasting, so please bring a side to compliment or an appetizer.

Polaner Oktoberfest beer is my personal favorite German beer; flavorful and very complimentary to German food and sausages. Some of our local craft beer breweries are also rolling out a German style beer this time of year. Franken wine is a popular Bavarian region wine, but as always, ask your wine merchant for suggestions.

Remember to bring a Wine glass or Pint glass

HOST: Darla Smith and Nancy Norman

DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

TIME: 7:30 PM

THEME: BAVARIAN WINE AND BEER

Looking forward to seeing everyone there…Prost

 

For more infomation, please contact Jeannie Pinkman – jpinkman@austin.rr.com

2017 Balcones Woods Casino Night

Casino Night!

Our Annual Adult Balcones Woods Casino Night will be Saturday September 30th! You won’t want to miss all the fun right here in
the hood! Put it on your calendar!

Residents of the neighborhood, come join us for a night of fun this

Saturday,  Sepetember 30th at 6:30pm

at the Balcones Woods Clubhouse

No experience necessary and its FREE!

That’s right, you too can participate!

You don’t need to bring money, food, or drinks.

The Adult Social Committee will provide casino chips, food, and drinks for all.

You will be eligible to WIN great prizes and if Lady Luck is with you that night, you might end up winning one of the BIG PRIZES! That is right, gamble for free and still win big prizes! Don’t know how to play? We will teach you. Did I mention there will be free food and drinks? Adults only as there will be free flowing Margaritas, Great Keg Beer, Wine, Pizza, Wings, Salad, Sandwiches, Desserts, and much more!

Get that babysitter lined up and come join us. Invite your neighbors and make plans to attend Casino night! Show up, eat, play, drink, and go home happy and see why people call Balcones Woods the best neighborhood in Austin!

See you later this month on Saturday September 30th starting at 6:30pm for a great night of fun!

Also, if you always wanted to help continue to make this neighborhood great here is a very fun way to do it. The Adult Social Committee is always looking for volunteers to join our group. Come be a part of the party group!

PS:  Here are some photos from the 2016 Casino night

Balcones Woods Bridge Club

The Balcones Woods Bridge Club is getting ready to start our fall games. for 2017.  We play on the second or third Monday night of each month.  It’s a friendly, social game, and we are looking for new players.
If you would like to join, please email Sally Sassen sallysassen@gmail.com or call 512-517-4123.  Please contact us soon so we can finalize the schedule.

2017 Margarita Madness

3rd Annual Margarita Madness Adult

The 3rd Annual Margarita Madness Adult Tennis and Pickleball Social event is Friday, May 12, 6:30 PM. Just like last year, the emphasis is on SOCIAL, so adult players of all abilities are encouraged to attend. It will be a fun evening and an opportunity to play recreational tennis and pickleball on our beautiful courts, enjoy some food and drink and most importantly, meet your neighbors!!

We will provide tennis balls, pickleball equipment, margaritas and food. Please bring your own tennis racket, but we will have a few extras for those who do not have one.

Put the date in your calendar and watch for announcements. Please RSVP to sportscourts@balconeswoods.org  so we can plan the tournament and purchase the food.

 

May Wine Club

Hello Balcones Woods Wine Clubbers,

Zoe Ann Heep  will be hosting our May Wine Club on Saturday, May 20TH  and the theme is Garden Party,  French Whites, Rose’s & Sparkling. Please bring a side or dessert to compliment the Taco Bar,  Zoe Ann will be serving.  Dress cool & comfortable to sit outside and enjoy Zoe Ann’s lovely yard.

This is the time of year to start thinking about drinking lighter more refreshing wines for our hot summer months.  French Whites have a lighter flavor than most American Whites.  And Rose’ Wines are in bloom all over, with great prices on this nice alternative to a regular White.  And how can you possibly go wrong with a French Sparkling.  French Beaujolais is a nice light Red for the summer months also.  Plenty of varieties and selections to choose from.

Remember to bring a wine glass to this event.

For more info or the address contact Jeannie or Zoe Ann.

2017 Adult Potluck

BALCONES WOODS ANNUAL FUN
ADULT POTLUCK
WE ARE PARTYING IN THE HOOD! 
SATURDAY, MAY 6TH – 6:30 PM
AT THE BW POOL/CLUBHOUSE
Come join us SATURDAY MAY 6TH for a free fried chicken feast and spend an evening with your Balcones Woods neighbors.  We will have a great time with lots of fun, food, and prizes.  Free beer, margaritas, and wine will be flowing.  Great KFC Fried Chicken, biscuits, and lots of side dishes and desserts.  Raffles and games to be played  with fantastic prizes awarded.  Fun to be had by all.
Just bring yourself and a side dish or dessert.  
Tell your neighbors and get ready for some fun!