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Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Have a Taste or Two

Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chianti…new tastes and new words were rolling around the tongues of the attendees of the 2nd Annual Taste of Lamar, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday evening, July 8th.  New selections of wines, beers and ales were on offer through the evening for the 80 or so residents who attended the second annual event.  Contributing merchants included A & B Liquor, Coronica’s and Rivals.

Not a Time to Think Calories

The Lamar Elks Lodge hosted the wine tasting event under the first full moon of summer which featured live music by Lex Nichols and an art show by Colorado Abandoned and photography of Karen Voepel in partnership with the Southeast Colorado Arts Council land Anne Boken Trust.

Lex Nichols Performs

The ticket price entitled a participant to select small samples of the wines, beers and ales on offer, or a full glass could be purchased separately, including Dom Perignon champagne, provided by Theron Hammer.

All Good Tasting and Good for You

Patrons selected cheese, fruits and delicatessen samples from Safeway, chicken wraps and strawberry salads from Brew Unto Others, plus various confections. Rival’s offered several items ranging from tasty meatball sliders, chicken tenders and lasagna.  If you had a sweet tooth, it was satisfied with the cakes from Jenna Moreno de la Rosa.  One multi-layered dessert was topped with sugared pecans and the other cake caught the eye with ripe strawberries set on a field of butter-vanilla frosting.  The centerpiece of the three was made to highlight the wine tasting event, a wine bottle in a cask, made of frosted rice krispie treats.

Two prizes were won by ticket holders, wine baskets featuring several selections and a silent auction was also held. Patrons of the arts viewed photographs from Nichols, Vincent Gearhart and Karen Voepel which were available for purchase to the public with a portion of their proceeds donated to charity.  The chamber members offered a special thanks to board member, Theron Hammer for his organization skills and efforts on behalf of the wine tasting event.

By Russ Baldwin

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