Well... apps turned out great! I should have brought some sort of veggie (well I guess I had onion) but everyone else brought cheese and crackers or variation thereof. Boring.
The wine was delicious but turned out to be a more 'relaxed' get together since some of us didn't know each other at all or very well. I think in the future we will decide to have more structure, like all Italian or all Napa cabs or something, but this time was more casual and 'get to know you'.
Again - thanks for all your help!!! If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion, it's to bring something else to a wine tasting besides cheese and crackers!