Wine Tour of St. Julian Winery

 

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After the wine tasting event, a tour of the St. Julian winery was conducted by Nancie Oxley-Corum, St. Julian winemaker and Purdue grad.  Here are some photos.

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Purdue Club Members gathering to start the tour

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Wine fermentation units used at St. Julian Winery

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St. Julian Distillery area where various spirits are developed.

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Oak aging barrels for the wine and spirits.

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The tour ended with a sampling of St. Julian Port wine directly from an aging oak barrel.

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Club member Howard Poole getting his sample of port.

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Others enjoying some of the St. Julian Port Wine.

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Wine Tasting 2016 Photos

More than thirty Purdue University alumni and friends gathered at the St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, MI for a wine tasting event.  Special thanks to Nancie Oxley-Corum, St. Julian Winemaker and Purdue grad, for helping organize and then hosting the event.  A thanks also to Dean DeVoe, Purdue Alumni Board Member, who provided an update on activities of the Purdue Alumni Association and who assisted with an auction of KitchenAid items contributed by the Whirlpool Corporation.   A special thanks to Whirlpool for their contribution toward the auction and to Aaron and Angie Youngstedt and Glenn Youngsteadt to making the KitchenAid arrangements.  Here are some photos of the events.

img_4737Entrance to St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, MI

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img_4761Nancie Oxley-Corum, Prude grad and St Julian winemaker.

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img_4783Angie and Aaron Youngstedt talking about KitchenAid products that were part of the auction.  The auction generated nearly $1000 toward the Scholarship Fund for Southwest Michigan.

A special thanks for all who came to the wine tasting and helped make it a success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Final Notice – Wine Tasting 2016

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Quick Reminder:  A Special Evening with

Purdue’s St. Julian Winemaker, Raffle of $1500 in

Whirlpool kitchen appliances, Winery Tour,

and Gourmet Food Pairings at her Winery in

Just a Few Days for $24!
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Join us in Paw Paw on Oct. 27 for a Classy Evening
of Wine-Pairings Featuring Four Wines from St. Julian, Michigan’s Oldest and Largest Winery
and Delicious Food Prepared by St. Julian’s Catering Staff,
plus the chance to take home items worth $1500 in Marvelous KitchenAid appliances donated by our good friends at Whirlpool to help our scholarship fund.
The wines will be brought to us by St. J’s Chief Winemaker and Boilermaker Nancie Corum-Oxley.

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We also will have John Gipson from campus to tell us about the brand new College of Health and Human Sciences, developed to meet the skyrocketing interest in Sports Management, Kinesiology, Nursing, etc.

ALL FOR $24 PER PERSON, INCLUDING
A CHANCE TO TAKE HOME SOME OF THE WORLD’S BEST KITCHEN APPLIANCES, A TOUR OF THE ST. JULIAN WINERY,
FOUR WINES TO SAMPLE, GOURMET FOOD,
AND A SPECIAL ST. JULIAN WINEGLASS SOUVENIR.

Wines this Year:  A 2015 Chardonnay, a 2015 Sweet Rose,
a 2014 Chancellor, and a 2015 St. Julian Reserve Late Harvest Riesling!
Non-alcoholic drinks are also available.

BUT DON’T DELAY!
THIS SPECIAL EVENING IS COMING:
Thursday, October 27, 2016.
Deadline is Sunday, Oct. 23!

To make your reservations and pay by Paypal, Click here for a $24 per person wine-tasting/food-pairing/tour party reservation.  And, please tell us the names of those coming with you.

U. S. Mail Option: Make your wine-tasting ($24 per person) check payable to “Purdue Alumni Club of S. W. Michigan” and mail to John Ripley, Treasurer, 1487 Drew Drive, Niles, MI  49120.  Please include the name(s) of guests you are bringing.

For questions, email Boilermaker Pride Award Winner Howard Poole, Club President, at howard.poole@wmich.edu or call Howard at 269-424-3221.

>>>For the evening’s wine-tasting,
we will meet at 5:30 PM in the The Apollo Banquet Hall, attached to St. Julian Winery’s Paw Paw hospitality room
716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: 800.732.6002

Please visit our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan)
and our Facebook page.  PLEASE “Like” us.

Hail Purdue!  Boiler Up!  Hammer Down!

Your Purdue Club friends in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties

Hail Purdue!

Your Purdue Club friends in
Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties

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Wine Tasting at St. Julian’s Winery, Paw Paw, MI

Announcing Our 5th Annual

Wine-Tasting Party

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On Thursday, October 27th, your club will once again feature its traditional wine-tasting event at St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, MI.  The wine-tasting and light dinner plates will start at 5:30 pm to be followed with a tour of the St. Julian Winery and a post tour dessert treat.

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We will be treated to tastings of four distinctly different St. Julian products — a 2015 Chardonnay, a 2015 Sweet Rose, a 2014 Chancellor, and a 2015 St. Julian Reserve Late Harvest Riesling.  Each will be served with gourmet mini-plates paired and prepared by the St. Julian catering staff. Cost is only $24 per person.  Non-alcoholic drinks are available.

The evening’s Wine/Food servings will be spaced to allow time for visiting; a brief, informative talk by a visiting Purdue speaker; and our traditional oyster crackers for “palate cleansing”. The evening will continue with a walking tour of the St. Julian Winery production facility in Paw Paw.  After the tour we will be treated with a Port Barrel tasting paired with Chocolate

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For only $24 per person at the wine-tasting/tour, you get four delicious wines to sample; four mini-servings of gourmet food to match the wines; a special St. Julian wineglass souvenir; participation in the winery tour; and even some raffle prizes.

BUT DON’T DELAY IN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION
FOR OUR CLUB’S MOST POPULAR EVENT!
This Special Event is Coming
Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Wine-Tasting/Tour Party Reservations deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2016

To make your reservations and pay by Paypal…
Click here for a $24 wine-tasting/food-pairing/tour party reservation.

U. S. Mail Option: Make your wine-tasting ($24) check payable to “Purdue Alumni Club of S. W. Michigan” and mail to John Ripley, Treasurer, 1487 Drew Drive, Niles, MI  49120.  Please include the name(s) of guests you are bringing.
For questions, email Howard Poole, Club President, at howard.poole@wmich.edu
or call Howard at 269-424-3221.

For the evening’s wine-tasting, we will meet at 5:30 PM in the The Apollo Banquet Hall, attached to St. Julian Winery’s Paw Paw hospitality room
at 716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: 800.732.6002

Please visit our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).

Hail Purdue!

Your Purdue Club friends in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties
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College Fairs at LMC and SMC – 2016

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Local Purdue Alumni Members attended college night fairs at Lake Michigan College (Sept 26th) and Southwest Michigan College  (Sept. 28th) helping Purdue recruit students from southwest Michigan.  Helping at the LMC fair were Mable Mayfield, John Ripley, and Howard Poole.  Helping at the SMC fair were Howard Poole and John Ripley.  Attending at both fairs was John Gipson, Admissions Director for Purdue’s College of Health and Human Services.  Many students and their parents were introduced to Purdue University programs and encouraged to apply for admissions.  Always nice to see the bright students who are interested in Purdue.  Here are a few photos from the two fairs.

 

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Purdue Football Game Watch – Purdue vs Nevada

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A dozen Purdue supporters and alumni gathered at Wheatberry eatery in Buchanan, Michigan for our annual football game watch.  This is the third year in a row that the Club has selected a winning ball game to watch, not any easy task when you support Purdue.  The food was excellent as always and the group enjoyed a close game where Purdue came back from being behind early to win by ten points, 24 to 14.  The club will host a second football game watch on Saturday, October 8th at the WaterMark Brewery in Stevensville, MI.  Come join us to cheer on the Boilers as they taken on the University of Illinois.  More photos from the day.  Thanks to Charlotte Poole for the photos.

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Exit 23 Clean Up Service Project

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A small group of service minded people gathered to clean up the trash around Exit 23 on I-94 in Stevensville, Michigan.  The group included Purdue Alumni and members of the Key Club service unit of Lakeshore High School.  After a two hour work period the exit was clean of trash.  Special thanks to Glenn Youngstedt for making the arrangements and the People who volunteered.  Some photos from the event are listed below.

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img_4498Club President Howard Poole and another volunteer preparing to gather trash.

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Watermark Beer Tasting and Tour

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Sixteen members of the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwestern Michigan gathered at Watermark Brewery in Stevensville, MI for a taste of beer and a tour of the new microbrewery.  Part owner and brewmaster for the new business is David Cockell, a 2013 Biochemistry graduate of Purdue.  Only open a few months, the new business is having minor problems keeping the best selling beers in stock.  Many of the alumni club members ordered beer flights where you could sample up to four different beers.  Food was provided by a local food truck.

After a meal and social period David gave us a tour of the brewery explaining the brewing process and his unique efforts to create various flavors of beer based on different varieties of yeast and various additives such as coffee flavor.  It takes about 14 days for a new batch of beer to be brewed and transferred to the bar area for sale.  They have five different brewing locations that produce five barrels each time.  The whole brewing process is connected to a master control unit that monitors the process and maintains the various temperatures needed for the successful brewing cycle.  The whole evening was a great success with good food, great beer, and an educational tour.  Thanks to the Watermark Brewery and Brewmaster David Cockell for hosting the club.  The Club returns to the Watermark Brewery on Saturday, October 18th for a Purdue vs Illinois football game watch. Come join us for the game.  (see photos below – photos by C. Poole)

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Club Events in September 2016

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These events are coming very soon!

Your Purdue Club kicks off its Fall Schedule with a 9/13 Brewfest, a quick 9/24 Service Project, and FB watching vs. Nevada on 9/24.
You do not need to be a member of the Purdue Alumni Club to attend any of these events.  You are welcome, so come and meet fellow Boilermakers for fun and fellowship.

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Beer-tasting Brewfest for Boilers!  A new event Tuesday, Sept.13 (6:00 pm) at the recently opened Watermark Brewery, 5781 St. Joseph Ave. in Stevensville. We will enjoy beer-tasting as well as a tour of the Watermark’s brewing operation. This event will include a Taco Truck for all of us hungry Boilermakers.
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Please stop by and help us with the I-94 Exit 23 Clean Up scheduled for Sat. Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. before you head down to Buchanan for game-watching.  We must meet at Lincoln Twp. Hall, 2055 W John Beers Rd,, to get instructions from township officials, protective garb, equipment, and safety details.
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Get your game face on! Purdue vs. Nevada football game watching is scheduled for Sat. Sept. 24 at 12 noon (or whenever the TV people decide the game will air).  We will meet at Wheatberry Restaurant in Buchanan, MI. Join us with Purdue alumni, friends, fans, and families. We’ll keep you posted about kickoff time.  Anybody from Nevada out there?  Come one, come all!  You may begin arriving at Wheatberry just after 11:45 am ET. We have reserved our private room with large-screen TV, and you can order food and beverages from an outstanding menu.

Now in the planning stages for Paw Paw this fall:  Wine-Tasting at St. Julian with raffle and vineyard tour!  Watch our emails for more info.

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Wrestling Camp a Success

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Members of the local Southwest Michigan Purdue Alumni Club welcomed members of the Purdue University wrestling team to a special wrestling camp run by Lakeshore High School.  An assistant coach and three members of the Purdue team assisted with the wrestling camp and then joined other Purdue alumni for a pizza party to celebrate the event.  Plans are underway to hold additional joint efforts with Purdue Sporting Teams.  Special thanks to Glenn Youngstedt and Chris Miller for making the arrangements for the event.  Go Purdue!!!!

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