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OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:59 pm
by toms
This week’s net will cover the subject of wine.

Wine is a great companion when recreating in the outdoors as long as done responsibly. That means after the day’s activities and in a safe place like around a camp fire. Many people enjoy a glass of wine with their meals while savoring the fresh air and scenery of the great outdoors. In fact, I’ve found that a glass of wine with a home-cooked meal prepared in a Dutch oven while sitting around the campfire with friends is one of the nicer pleasures of life.

Our returning guest and our favorite Wine Master is Lynda KI6SXI. Lynda is a wealth of information on wine and will talk about wine making, wineries, wine tasting, corks, box wines, reading labels and much more.

We will taste test 2 wines. If you want to follow along and give us your tasting input Thursday night, purchase a bottle of

• Josh Cellars Legacy Blend should be around $14 available in many markets
• Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier Blend $12 available Trader Joes

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Remember – you cannot be mobile if you are taste testing!!

Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:20 pm
by toms
Product Spot Light


Found these brass caps to replace the plastic caps on one pound propane bottles when I refill them.
There were 5 caps for under $12.00. There are quite a few brands so you can shop for price or quantity.
These are Gimiton

Universal Fit - Solid Brass.
These caps will screw directly on to your 1LB propane bottles/cylinders.
Protect your threads from damage and dirt.
Keep 1 LB propane bottles/cylinders sealed completely in case of any leaks.

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Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:30 pm
by toms
Tools and Gadgets


Wine Breather Carafe

Decant into the carafe:
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If you want put it back into the bottle
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Fun but not something I would use on the trail.

Winebreather Carafe by Menu
for "wine aerator decanter"
$38 - 40

This elegantly designed carafe aerates your wine in one easy step.
Simply press the decanter onto the top of an opened bottle of wine and flip it over so that the wine pours into the decanter.
You can serve the wine from the decanter, or flip it back over once it's done and pour the aerated wine back into the bottle and serve from the original bottle.

There are other brands, designs and prices on Amazon.


Wine Glass Writer

Use this pen to write your call sign on your wine glass to avoid others from drinking your wine.
Made in USA
Packet of 3 with 3 colors - green, purple, & blue
$10.00
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Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:48 pm
by Diesel4x
Thanks for early check in, KF6KOC Randy.

Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:56 pm
by KA9WDX
Check in - Thanks - Bernie

Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:16 pm
by DaveK
Appreciation of good wines can be enhanced by visiting the many wineries that are increasing in number in may parts of the southwest. California is a prime location and it is no longer just a product of the northern wineries, although they are excellent. Excellent wineries are abundant in many coastal areas, and in cities like Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and Temecula, just to name a few. Washington, Oregon, and even Idaho, offer opportunities to taste wines.

Scheduling two to three day trips is not only a good way to gain an appreciation of good wines, but a great get-away for you and your favorite wine taster! Here are just some samples of what you might see:


The "raw material" for making wine


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The vineyard


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Sunset at the vineyard


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Some really old vines (Zinfandel)

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Dinner at the Vineyard

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Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:46 pm
by k9atk
Please check in
K9atk brian
K9fog trish
Kd0exi cheyenne
Kd0gpe austin
Thanks and ahhhhh vino in the wild nothing better

Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:03 pm
by KAP
Please check us in
Kevin KK6DGL
Jack KK6WXQ
John KM6FXI

Thank you

Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:18 pm
by VK2DY
Please check me in.

VK2DY - Robert in Kellyville Ridge NSW (metro Sydney).

Thank you.

Re: OAUSA Net – July 18, 2019 – Wine in the Outdoors

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:25 pm
by Jeff-OAUSA
Please check me in.

WD6USA
Jeff, Highland, CA