March 2013 S.C.W.D.



Its All About The Grapes
WELCOME! Note from Alley
Woo. This has been a long process but it is finally here. Springfield Chill Wine Drinkers first newsletter. Or better know as, “Its All About The Grapes”. Yes it is. This newsletter is will be the core of our group and the “grapes” for our start process for events. My goal, vision, for this group is to grow into a national one and this newsletter is one piece or the “grapes” of that vision. I decided to do this newsletter as a way of keeping each and every member in the know on the process of our group and how our group is functioning. It has been hard at times to coordinate events and to get a feel of what our group would like to do as a whole. I figured with this newsletter, I am able to write preview of events which will give the members a chance to make a decision on if they will join us or just back out. I can put out ideas for future events and see if the readers, well you, bit or just say hell naw. Last, this newsletter is YOUR newsletter. Ideas, pictures, events, and written pieces are welcome. This group could not be what it is without you, the Wine-Os. And neither this newsletter. Thank you! Now here we go! We officially launch the first Wine-Os NEWSLETTER! YEAH (In my Kermit excited Muppet Voice)~ * Author-Editor: Allison R.

Like wines, music has many blends, depths, and arrangements to where you may not know what is worth listening (or like wine tasting) or even buying. As and avid wine drinker and music lover, I would like to start the Alley’s Music Corner. Here I will share links to songs/videos on musicians and songs I feel should be heard. Yes, there will be some K-POP, but there will be more than just your manufacture, perfectly choreograph dance moves, with the heavy drowning of autotune type music. I want to give you music you may have hear but afraid to admit you listen to it or music you may wanted to hear, but afraid to admit to your growing curiosity. Turn to page 2 of our newsletter and I will begin your journey into the Boo’s world of music. Hold on tight because it maybe a long journey. ~Allison~

WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE: Wine contest-Do you have the guts to home brew?? P.4 St. Patty’s Day, St. WHO?P.5 Upcoming Events-P.6 What’s In Your Glass?-P. 8

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As a wine drinker, I taste has evolved over the age now, I am not one to you put it, wines that a 6 year and say it’s just kool-aid. I with depth, body, and taste,

can say my years; at my drink, how do old can drink drink wine not a water

down version or kool-aid. With my taste in wine evolving so has my taste in music. I have seen myself enjoying music with a darker, deeper tune which I could honestly say, would not have listen to 10 years ago. But, on occasions I have a mind slip and forget my new refine taste and see myself reaching in the cooler for that once ole pleasure I use to crave, Boone’s Farm and this is seen in my taste in music as well. That slip doesn’t have any bad consequences, just brings me back to the days where I was not worried about bills, work, or anything. I was just happy and bubbly and lived life that day for that day. Some of my music choices has reflect that same care free attitude; hence my slight obsession with k-pop. Yes, those who know me know my obsession knows it can be a little brain cell killing at times, but I can tell you if you need a day to be overly happy and don’t give a crap because there is sunshine and rainbows shooting out your butt, then k-pop is the way to go. Not all K-pop is bad, there are some artist who have a deeper depth to their music than just the same cookie cutter overly sweet music that has defined K-pop. But for this first music corner I want to introduce to you the k-pop music that puts a smile on my face and the artist you can tell, if you dig, have a deep depth to them but are modeled into the K-pop generic brand. I also want to introduce you to my adult self when it comes to music, the what I say deep red cabernet style of music that I found one weekend trolling youtube. (cont. on page 3)

MARCH 2013


THAT’S MY BOO! MUSIC-cont. GirlsGeneration or SNSD
Let me tell you, if you are looking for a group that will make you smile and dance this is it. Girls Generation or SNSD have been out since 2007 and they are a group that oozes Kpop. They are a nine member group who each have their own personalities but I can tell you at times it is hard to tell them apart (it could just be me). The group is made up of members: Taeyeon, Jessca, Sunny,Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona & Seohyun (Jessica is Korean-American, born in CA and moved to South Korea at age 11;Tiffany-real name is Stephanie Hwang-is also Korean-American and was born in CA; Sunny-Lee Soon Kyu-is also Korean-American and was born in CA-Each can speak fluent Korean and English) The ages are 22-23 and they are amazing. Yes, some of their music can be candy pop but they do have vocal talent. The one song I want to share with you is my favorite and the dance with it is OMG! Sorry, I am excited and forgot where I was. That song/video is “I Got A Boy” The link below is from youtube and I will also post a link of a youtuber who recreated the “I Got A Boy Dance” for fun. When you see her dance, the youtuber, you may see the depth and intricate choreography that went into this dance and song. ~Boo~ SNSD- “I Got A Boy MV- watch?v=wq7ftOZBy0E ONEKJPOP Youtuber Dance Cover of SNSD “I Got A Boy” *The Girls Generation Picture-http:// -shi-dae-girls-generation/ * The Weeknd Picture-http://


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Different Categories You can Enter MAIN CATEGORIES The three main types to be judge are: *Red Wine *Beer *White Wine In the Main Categories there will be four winners for each Main (ex. 1st,2nd, 3rd, 4th place for red, white, & beer); SubMain Categories there will be one winner from each main for each category (ex. Best Taste for red, white, & beer)
REDS/WHITES/BEERS-3 Main Categories  Overall Winner-Reds/White/Beer  2nd Place-Red/Whites/Beer  3rd Place-Red/Whites/Beer  Honorable Mention-Red/White/Beer Best taste-Red/White/Beer Best Smell-Red/White/Beer Best Color-Red/White/Beer


Ok, that maybe a little tiny bit over dramatic but that is how excited I am about this event. I mean, who can say they competed in a Wine-Os wine/beer making contest??? Well, technically, anyone who joins our group, but that is not the point. The point is this is an all out war between the reds and whites with the foamy suds we call beer as the underdog. We are going to fight for the right to make our own wine-o mixture and then bare it all to those who we deem, judges. If you are ready to show what you are made of when it comes to the home brewery process, then step up! Step into the ring and get ready to fight it out. We have the best of the best and we are not afraid to show you are cork screws. To enter just RSVP on or the wine-os facebook page and you will receive an email entry form. We will also have a class to teach us the process of making your own brew. Stay tune and I would like to officially lay down the gauntlet for this epic event. So epic it will make you want to slap your mama. Well, maybe not that epic. Again the dramatics has overwhelm me. ~Allison~

SPECIAL CATEGORIES In the special categories, there will be one winner (pick from any of the three main types) for each category.
*BEST DECORATIVE BOTTLE/LABEL *BEST WINE STOPPER *BEST NAME/TITLE OF WINE/BEER. Rules, how to enter, and award can be found on the FaceBook page, or at this link: https:// d/1whJuCZ8NxCc0LAUbD6q6c8R9HSlIQy2LCq3PgrNPyc/edit?usp=sharing

MARCH 2013


Paint Me Green and Call Me Irish!
“Many folk ask the question 'Why is the Shamrock the National Flower of Ireland ?' The reason is that St. Patrick used it to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagans.”-http:// about_saintpatrick.html “While it may come as a surprise to most, Savannah makes it into [] top five. The genteelest of genteel cities has been celebrating St. Patrick's since 1813 and likes to do it big, with an attendance exceeding 400,000. The three-hour parade goes through the Historic Park District, where you'll find fountains that have been dyed green. Participants include a number of bands and U.S. military divisions”.-http:// Americas_Best_St_Patricks_Day_Parades/ I do not know much about the history of St. Patrick’s Day or the Saint himself so I did what most people do, Google. I found a nice and straight to the point article on who Saint Patrick was and why he was given a whole whoopin 24 hours to be honored. Enjoy! ~Allison~ Who is This Person We Call Saint Patrick? Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians. Saint Patrick described himself as a " ost humblem minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God." Why Saint Patrick's Day? Saint Patrick's Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick's Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins. In American cities with a large Irish population, St. Patrick's Day is a very big deal. Big cities and small towns alike celebrate with parades, " earing of the green,"music and songs, Irish food and drink, w and activities for kids such as crafts, coloring and games. Some communities even go so far as to dye rivers or streams green!~Credit for the article is from:

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, the saint's religious feast day and the anniversary of his death in the fifth century.

A few Irish Sayings or Slangs: Use them sparely on St. Patty’s Day. (the word in red is the slang word-the def. follows) “Keep away from that header”- Mentally unstable person “Would you ever hump off? “-Go away, leave me alone “He made a bags of doing it”-Messy inadequate job “Have you got a mot?”-Girlfriend All Slangs Came From– Check the link for more!



March 8, 2013
WHAT:Corks and Kegs TIME: 7:00pm - 10:00pm WHERE: 425 W. Walnut Springfield, MO 65806 COST:$50-$60 ABOUT: This wine and beer tasting event is a national series to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It is a casul and fun evening for all wine and beer enthusiasts alike. Enjoy a fun tasting event while supporting a great cause! Glazer’s will have over 20 wines and beers to sample, entertainment, silent auction, raffle, grab bag and many other fun activities planned. Each guest will take home a keepsake tasting glass. CONTACT: Anna Kusnierkiewicz (800) 727-1464

March 16, 2013
WHAT: SPRINGFIELD ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE AND CELEBRATION TIME:12:00pm - 6:00pm COST: FREE! WHERE: Starting at Benton and Commercial ABOUT: A parade 32 years in the making! Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

MARCH 22-23 2013
WHAT: The “Queen City Cajun Cook-Off” will warm up your weekend! COST:$10-12 WHERE: 601 E. Saint Louis, Springfield, MO 65806- ABOUT: March may still be a cold month in Springfield, but Queen City Sertoma will be heating things up downtown. On Saturday, March 23, the “Queen City Cajun Cook-Off” will warm up your weekend. In its third year, this fundraiser will spend its first weekend at the Shrine Mosque. Come to Friday night’s pre-event festivities for only $2 at the door, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Listen to great music and treat yourself to drinks and some good eats from your favorite vendors. Get ready to party at the main event Saturday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Taste all your favorite Cajun dishes, catch the shows of local bands, and play some “high stake” games. Temp yourself to sign up for the hot sauce eating contest, shop at the silent auction, and much more. Adult beverages and event merchandise will be available for purchase. Buy your tickets in advance for $10 or pay $12 at the door. Two day passes are also available for purchase Friday night for only $10. Would you like to register your own cook team? Whether you are a professional or come highly recommended by family and friends, share your best Cajun recipes with Springfield. The entrance fee is only $25 per team. Money raised will benefit the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield. You can make a difference for the kids and the club programs Queen City Sertoma supports. To register your team, donate and purchase tickets, visit or call 417-234-7918


MARCH 2013 On Going Events



Looking For Something To Do On the Weekends, there are two places that ALWAYS have something going on; The Skinny Improv and Gillioz Theater. Check them out!

It has been a wonderful, loving, long, fast, adventurous, and amazing one year with John and I. In our norm, we want to celebrate it with our friends and family in the best fashion: PARTY! We are throwing a huge bash and want to say thank you to all who have made our one year together the best and to say thank you for making us feel at home here in our new home, Springfield. We will have food, drinks, fun, fun, fun, music, dancing, games, and of course US! If there is something you would like to drink or eat feel free to brink it along. (update items of what will be offer coming soon) Most know were we live, but if you do not we will send you an email with our address. CARLOS BRIEF VISIT-MARCH 16TH Hey guys, I'm planning a trip next month to visit. As you guys can imagine I'm going to spend most of the time visiting my son which leaves me with Saturday night to hang out with you guys. I realize is not much time to spend with everyone but I"m hoping that we can tear up downtown Saturday night and remember some old times. I"ll try to post more details as we get closer to it but I wanted to post this event to let everyone know about it. Hope to see you then (for more info send emails to S.C.W.D. Facebook Page)

SKINNY IMPROV Every Friday and Sat at 8pm-10pm Dates for March:
03/08-03/09 03/15-03/16 03/22-03/23 03/29-03/30

GILLIOZ THEARTER-325 Park Central E, Springfield,
MO 65806 Phone:(417) 863-7843


MARCH 6TH: Robert Earl Keen(MUSIC/ CONCERT) MARCH 17TH: SRO Lyric Theatre ‘12-13 Season (THEATER/OPERA) MARCH 22ND: 417 Magazine: Fashionation (FASHION SHOW) MARCH 223RD:Neon Trees(MUSIC/CONCERT) MARCH 26TH:Lee Fields and the Expressions (MUSIC/CONCERT) MARCH 29TH:Mother’s Brewing and Moxie Cinema present: This is Spinal Tap(MOVIE/CONCERT) MARCH 30TH:AWOLNATION (MUSIC/CONCERT)

Hello Everyone, I would like to extend an invitation to all of you to join in on my birthday festivities Saturday, March 2, 2013. A Hummer stretch limo is reserved and will accommodate up to 22 passengers. The plan is to meet at Touch 5:30pm for a cocktail or two and a light dinner. The limo will pick us up at 7:00pm from Touch and will be filled with a few adult beverage selections of wine and beer. If you have a preference on beverage, please feel free to bring whatever your heart desires. We will explore different venues over the duration of four hours with a drop off back at Touch. After the drop off a few of us are going to Greek Night at Galloway Station. This is completely optional as I know the previous Greek Night was not favorable amongst the Wine Group and it’s perfectly ok to exchange hugs at Touch until the next meet. I do not want anyone to feel pressured or not attend the first half of the evening because of this. In regard to the limo – the transportation and adult beverages on board are my treat. All I ask is that everyone contributes $10.00 to cover the driver gratuity and upcharge for passengers over the count of 10. Please let me know if you can make it by response here or call/text 417-827-9851. I hope to celebrate and share a toast with all of you!

MARCH 2013 S.C.W.D.-Wine-Os


“What’s In Your Glass?” Every month we will feature either a red wine, white
wine, beer, or mix drink or a combination of all. If you have a favorite, feel free to share it with the newsletter team. RED WINE FOR MARCH: SPELLBOUND
Our Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon showcases lush texture and bold dark

“Made with premium chardon-

BEER FOR MARCH: Rogue Chocolate Stout Milky, chocolatey nose. Irish cream coffee and slight floral notes. Cocoa and vanilla, creamy with a full body. Gooey sweetness balanced by hoppy bitterness. ABV: 6.00% Category: Stout & Porter Origin: USA Style: Sweet / Milk Stout Website:

nay grapes as a base, this profruit flavors with a slight hint of oak and prietary white blend is luscious, aromatic and delightfully remispice. Cedar and tobacco aromas comniscent of an Angel Food plement integrated lively tannins and cupcake. Flavors of baked Granny Smith apple and hints to be consumed on its own or with your of toasty vanilla combine for a favorite food. creamy mouthfeel that has become a signature of Cupcake Vineyards.” The Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon continues to be one of our shining stars http://
Fill out your palate, allowing the wine because of the wine's balance and intensity of flavors. california-wines.php wines/whites/angel-food/

“No, if anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!”.Miles Raymond from Sideways-Feature Movie for this Month for Wine-Os