Monday, December 5, 2011
What better way to partake in the holiday season than by spending it with your ladies friends along with a tasty glass(es) of bordeaux. Sadly, its been some time since we've gathered, which is even more of a reason to stop by. This time, I decided to send the invitation in advanace so that you have plenty of time to make arrangements for kids, significant others, and/or pets.
Our gathering will start at 7:30 pm in order to take advatantage of all the yummy wines.
See you that Thursday evening. Please feel free to bring any of your wine-loving lady-friends.
Please refer to the attached invitation for details.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This Wednesday, we will be having our wonderful Maenad gathering. This time around we will visit the country of Chile.
However, this gathering is a bit more special than others, since it will be Neri's last Maenads meeting before she leaves to PARIS!Come join us as we do a special toast for her travels
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
At last, our favorite time in the month has arrived. A wine-gathering awaits this Thursday evening and will be hosted by our fellow Maenad- Marie. We will indulge in the wine of the Greeks, who have left us a grand legacy. Their culture has left us with enriching teachings of the great philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and has served as the foundation to Western Civilization.
One of the most pertinent attributes to us is the Greek Mythology, which is where the name Maenads is derived from. Maenads were the female followers of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. Inspired by Dionysus, maenads were portrayed to be in a state of ecstatic frenzy, through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. In this state, they would lose all self –control, begin shouting excitedly, and engage in uncontrolled sexual behavior. The goal was to achieve a state of enthusiasm in which the celebrants’ souls were temporarily freed from their earthly bodies and were able to commune with Dionysus and gain a glimpse of and a preparation for what they would someday experience in eternity.