Wine News

The club lost a dear friend this past summer. Chuck Fulkerson was a long time member joining the then Boeing Employees Winemakers Club back in the early 70’s. He served as editor of club’s newspaper, The Press for more than a decade. It was in this capacity that his talent for writing shined and he never seemed to miss an opportunity to infuse his well known sense of humor in the articles he wrote.

I remember him as a gentleman and mentor as well as an accomplished wine maker garnering several Best of Shows in wine competitions. Recalling back to when he won the Best of Show at the ’82 Winefest, the judges pronounced his Cabernet and Merlot blend to be an exceptional wine reminiscent of classic Bordeaux.

His family generously donated some of his wine making equipment to the club recently. The intent is to sell these reasonably priced items to the membership and apply the proceeds towards the purchase a much needed digital projector. It would be a fitting memorial.

The items are listed in the Membership Area under the Forum/Buy, Sell, Trade tab.

Steve Foisie