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Sad News about Katie Loeb

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Sad news, indeed! We met Katie at the first Varmint pig picking and liked her at once. The first batch of lemoncello I ever made was from her recipe.

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Sad news. I have a lot of respect for people who stayed in the business for a lifetime. I made it 30 years before my body couldn't take it anymore. Seems like its the years after 50 when your impact is really felt. Good for her and her life well lived. Like @Kim Shook said above Katie is a light for a whole pile of people.

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May God give her comfort. I was always fond of her posts. I hate to hear this.

 

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Yes, I remember well Katies posts back in the day. Such sad news. She is an amazing woman. 

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Sad news, indeed. Even though we never met in person, I'll always be reminded of her via a copy Shake Stir Pour in my bookcase and a jar of her orgeat syrup in my fridge.

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Wow  I just thought of her two days ago whilst looking at the now massively increased Argentine wine she told us all about in 2010... Then I saw this... Very sad...

 

Katie also in a private message told me about how to preserve opened wine with argon gas back then.... A trick from her managing bars days I think, now a a cottage industry with all those single serve wine systems like Coravin et al. 

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Oh my God, I'm just seeing this! I am - or I guess I have to say was - a Facebook friend of Katie's, but somehow, the brutal algorithms of that site kept the news from me. I considered Katie a friend. This is just so painful. :(

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Also just seeing this.  Remember some of her post from way back. 

 

May her memory endure 

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I remember her vivacious posts on Varmint's Pig Pickin topics. She brought all the limoncello that many of you enjoyed, and I loved reading about that before I actually joined up with eG. The Pig Pickin's happened right here in my backyard, and were one of the things that so engaged me with this site. Apparently Varmint's done with us, and that it too bad.

 

I am sorry Katie's gone. The world is going to be diminished by that.

 

Her memory is certainly enduring with me.

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On 12/10/2018 at 4:47 PM, gfweb said:

 

From your linked article:

 

"Her specialties included a lime cordial that substitutes for the typical Rose’s mixer, which she likened to “lime-flavored furniture polish.” 

 

Wow! Do I agree with Katie on this one. When I was a kid I used to make margaritas with Rose's because I just didn't know any better. I still love margaritas, but they are so much better now without Rose's. Do they even make that vile concoction anymore?

 

I am so happy that Katie's two cats have been adopted by a friend. Cats live a long time, and it is a horrible irony that when we get older, if we want to be a responsible pet caregiver, we sometimes must do without their companionship for fear that they may not fare well if something happens to us. That is when we need them the most. So I am crying with joy over this happy adoption.

 

Thanks for sharing this.

 

 

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