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Social Scene | No whining at Tahoe City’s Wine Walk

Story and photos by Vicki Kahn
Special to the Sun
Debbie Metcalf, the new owner of Corkscrews Wine Bar and Shop in the Cobblestone, poured a Sauvignon Blanc for a customer during the busy wine walk.

Downtown Tahoe City turned into one big party at the Summer Solstice Wine Walk Saturday, June 19. More than 600 locals and visitors alike flocked to the heart of the town to stroll from one wine and food station to the next while meeting and greeting friends along the way.

Visitors from as far away as Germany, New York, Florida, Mexico, Argentina and Brazil delighted not only in the gourmet grazing and wine tasting, but also in the charming shops, restaurants and majestic views of Lake Tahoe.

Those who attended declared the event a big success, including all the downtown Tahoe City businesses that saw a spike in walk in traffic and sales.

The wine walk was produced by Maja Thaler of Sandbox Studio and Lolly Kupec and Ed Miller of Wild West Communications as a fundraiser for the Tahoe City Downtown Association (, the organization that brings those fun concerts on Commons Beach every Sunday.

and#8220;Folks are clamoring for a wine walk to take place every month,and#8221; exclaimed Thaler. and#8220;Save the date for next year: Saturday, June 18, 2011.and#8221;

Toasting a glass at the wine walk were Ron and Marilyn Treabess, Patty McNamara, Bonnie McDermott, Robin Dworkin, Heather Segale, Margarite Sprague, Anne and Brick Haley, Peter and Linda Morris, Dave and Lisa Hansen, Lynne and Greg Gibeson, Dewey and Lynda Paul, Dave and Danny Brolliar, Jim Kass, Patty McNamara, Bonnie McDermott, Bonnie and Ken Foster, Cara Mia, Julie and David Conover (she won the grand raffle prize), Sue and Jeff Rouse, Mark Jennings, Kathryn Cooper, Jo and Jim Smith, Jo McDougal and Patsy and Larry Sevison. Some of those volunteering were Deed Verutti, Chris Basile, Jean Lange, Toni Blair, Laura Heneveld, Ann and Bob Lyman, Cindy Gustafson, Lela Joslin, Linda Moore, Sally Osborn, Vicky Edelstein, Dianne Miller, Sandy Tomlinson, Lauren Parsons, Gary Davis, Linda and Rick Sheldon, Sally Osborn, Jan Colyer, Susan Gupton, Karen Wilcutts and Mark Jennings.


The Win for Charity event is right around the corner and#8212; Saturday July 10 at the Linda Nelson Davis estate overlooking Lake Tahoe.

Refreshments, wine and beer, hors d’oeuvres, live music and both silent and special live auction items will all add up to a winning event. Just in time for the big Fourth of July holiday weekend: The grand opening of Poppy’s Frozen Yogurt in downtown Tahoe City, conveniently located on the main drag between Porter’s Sports and the Tahoe City Kayak shop.

The new yogurt shop will be serving six flavors (even a sugar free flavor) of frozen yogurt with a variety of tempting toppings. Owner Sarah Holster is excited to add something and#8220;cooland#8221; to downtown Tahoe City, and will be open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Now that summer is here, Christy Hill in Tahoe City will be open for lunch on the lakeside deck. Spend an afternoon exploring six custom homes in Truckee’s Martis Camp during the second annual Excellence in Education Luxury Home Tour Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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