Service Awards at TVWS


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The Board of the TVWS has a lot of hard working, dedicated members – workers. This year it was great to see three members awarded for their time, hard work, dedication to the Society and efforts. President Garry Scholz made the presentations.

 

 

 

 

 A wonderful chocolate cake was served to Salute the Recipiants!

A wonderful chocolate cake was served to Salute the recipients!

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Bridgette Gibson was awarded for her service as President. Thank-You Bridgette!

Bridgett Gibson was awarded for her service as President. Thank-You Bridgette!

 And Bridgett also showed us her "ring". Congratulations!!

And Bridgett also showed us her “ring”. Congratulations!!

Gail McClellan Parker was awarded for 13 years of service as President, Secretary, liason to Meadowlake and many other jobs! . Thank-You, Gail!

Gail McClellan Parker was awarded for 13 years of service as President, Secretary, Liason to Meadowlake and many other jobs! . Thank-You, Gail!

 Carl Abrahamson has served the TVWS as Treasurer for many years now. He has been a great help in keeping the Treasury on stable ground. Thank-You Carl!

Carl Abrahamson has served the TVWS as Treasurer for many years. He has been a great help in keeping the Treasury on stable ground. Thank-You Carl!

 The cake is served!!

The cake is served!!

TVWS Presents Spanish Wines!


TVWS LogoA great start to the new year, 2017. Thank you Garry Scholz, the new President to TVWS, for an interesting and informative program. Six wines were presented plus one Cream Sherry, which has no cream in it! varietals presented were: Macabéo, Albariño, Garnacha, Monastrell, Rioja Rosso and Rioja Reserva. My favorites? Rioja Reserva, which spent at least 1 year in oak and 2 years in the bottle before release, and the Cream Sherry, which is Spain’s answer to Portugal’s Port.
The buffet was well-balanced to the wines and was interesting. Here is what was served on the buffet line. Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. And before I forget, welcome to the Board, Doryne Wendel. It will be fun and exciting.

Some of the wines that were served. We also had some sparkling, Cava, wines.

Some of the wines that were served. We also had some sparkling, Cava, wines.

Cream Sherry that was served.

Cream Sherry that was served.

Some of the folks that were there.

Some of the folks that were there.

The appetizer table.

The appetizer table.

An appetizer plate.

An appetizer plate.

Spanish Salad that was very good.

Spanish Salad that was very good.

Roasted Vegetable Medley

Roasted Vegetable Medley

 Spanish Potato Fritata

Spanish Potato Fritata

 Spanish Meatballs

Spanish Meatballs

 Spanish Gypsy Arms (Bravo de Gitano)

Spanish Gypsy Arms
(Bravo de Gitano)

All-In-All a very good night. Food was good. Wine was good. Company was good. Even the streets were clear of ice and snow.
And at our table, Byron Minton and I were discussing a drink made from tequilla and St Germaine (Elderberry Flower liquor). Easy to make – drink it slow for it is creamy and smooth. 3 oz Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold, Blue Agave and 2 oz St Germaine. Mix in an 8oz glass. Add 1 ice-cube and stir to cool. Differently good. It’s sort of Spanish with the Tequila. Sort of.

TVWS Annual Christmas Party. A Luau!


13dec2016_1_the-buzz-christmas_chefAnd a great Luau it was, thanks to the Chef Revira and his Crew! A full room and attendance as we have every year at Christmas. It is a great time with some great food. Thanks go to Garry Scholz for taking most of the photos listed below – I “ran out” of film.
There were about 40 people there this year, maybe a few more. The weather outside was frightful – snow, black ice. It took us about 1 hour to travel the normal 20 minute drive time. But all ended well and the Luau was terrific! Every year there is also a Silent Auction of different things offered by the Board and others if they want. Look at these photos and you will see what a great time it was.

Chef Revira, born in Hawaii, entertains us prior to the tasting with some music.

Chef Revira, born in Hawaii, entertains us prior to the tasting with some music.

Some of the attendees

Some of the attendees

Appetizer table and guests.

Appetizer table and guests.

Appetizers

Appetizers

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A Luiau Pig for dinner. It was delicious.

A Luau Pig for dinner. It was delicious.

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The buffet table.

The buffet table.

Plated Luau dinner!

Plated Luau dinner!

Pineapple Cake for Dessert.

Pineapple Cake for Dessert.

Some of the sparkling wines we had.

Some of the sparkling wines we had.

One of the many baskets that were offered for Silent Auction. All of the products in the baskets were donated.

One of the many baskets that were offered for Silent Auction. All of the products in the baskets were donated.

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Cooking Basket donated by Bob and Robin. The Parma Ridge Syrah is 1 of just a few left. There are no more at the winery!!

Cooking Basket donated by Bob and Robin. The Parma Ridge Syrah is 1 of just a few left. There are no more at the winery!!

Awesome December Luau Coming At TVWS


TVWS LogoOn December 14, 2016, the TVWS is presenting a Sparkling Wine Buffet Dinner – it’s going to be a Luau Roasted Pig – and a Silent Auction. Here is but one of many baskets that will be auctioned off. The face value on this one is $80.00. Robin and I are happy to donate this. See you there.
All of the TVWS Wine Dinner Buffets are ticketed. In other words, you must purchase tickets to attend. The tickets will be made available online and on this page each month.

Online-Purchase – $25/person
At The Door – $35/per person

And yes, it really is that time of year! December is important to the TVWS and we are asking for your help. Let’s have some fun! We are inviting you to become famous! Yes famous! We need some people to run for the Board and are asking for YOU to volunteer! Meet once a month for about 1 1/2 hours and a dinner and usually lots of wine! Please let a Board member, or email me (Bob@rockinrs.com) and I will let them know you are interested! Thanks and I look forward to working with you on the Board. The only requirement is that you must be a Member of TVWS. Cheers!
 

Cooking Basket donated by Bob and Robin. The Parma Ridge Syrah is 1 of just a few left. There are no more at the winery!!

Cooking Basket donated by Bob and Robin. The Parma Ridge Syrah is 1 of just a few left. There are no more at the winery!! Basket value – $80. Let it be yours!

Vizcaya Winery Featured at TVWS


Vizcaya-Winery-LogoWhat a really pleasant surprise. Most of the wines presented tonight were good, especially 2012 Vizcaya Winery Cabernet Sauvignon and a blend, 2013 Vizcaya Winery Windy Ridge Red. (Vizcaya Winery) “At Vizcaya Winery, our wines are a labor of love. Love of family, love of an honest day’s work, love of enjoying the fruits of our labor, not just for a day, but for years to come. A good wine adds to the pleasure of life and the enjoyment of friends and family.
We invite you to experience our unique Idaho wines. Our Winery and Tasting Room are conveniently located south of Meridian on Greenhurst Road. The tasting room is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 6:00.
Vizcaya Winery is a boutique winery conveniently located just minutes from either Boise or Nampa. Our wines are produced from estate vineyards in Meridian and Kuna. In the recent Idaho Wine Competition, we were awarded a Double Gold/Best of Class for our 2011 Tempranillo and a Silver medal for our 2014 Albariño.
Every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 enjoy 2 for 1 wine by the glass. Buy one glass and receive a second glass of equal or lesser value free of charge.” {Vizcaya Winery, Kay and Larry Hansen]
Not only were the wines good, but the buffet was as I remember them, very good. Surprised to see broccoli on the buffet, but it certainly was good. And the Chocolate Mousse – wow! Look at what we had. Cheers!

Vizcaya wines with dinner.

Vizcaya wines with dinner.

Craig Luttig welcomes everyone with a smile aNnd a wave.

Craig Luttig welcomes everyone with a smile and a wave.

Kay and Larry Hansen are in the background.

Kay and Larry Hansen are in the background.

Kyle Felzien and friend!

Kyle Felzien and friend!

Great to have shrimp! Such a treat. And some of them made an awesome omelet this morning.

Great to have shrimp! Such a treat. And some of them made an awesome omelet this morning.

Cheese and fruit tray. Super good pineapple.

Cheese and fruit tray. Super good pineapple.

Green salad with avocado. Good!

Green salad with avocado. Good!

scalloped potatoes

Scalloped potatoes

Brocolli

Broccoli

Teriyaki Beef

Teriyaki Beef

Someones plated dinner.

Someones plated dinner.

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

And all of this for $25.00 per plate – $30.00 per plate Non-Members – and it includes wine!! See you next month. Super Pig Luau and Silent Auction!

Williamson Vineyards Opens New Tasting Room


Pay them a visit. It is really a great facility and the wines are super!

Treasure Valley Food and Wine Blog

Williamson Orchards and Vineyards InformationCongratulations to Williamson Orchards and Vineyard on the opening of their new, and beautiful I might add, tasting room in Sunnyslope. They can be reached at (208) 459-7333 and the new tasting room is at 14807 Sunnyslope Rd. Robin and I had a great visit on their opening day. They are open for tastings Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5:00pm. Monday and Tuesday by appointment only.

Williamson Orchards and Vineyards is a family owned and operated business which aims to produce the highest quality product and provide honest and knowledgeable service to our clients. We feel it is important to practice good business while serving as stewards of the land. We strive to use natural and organic growing methods whenever possible. We offer fine wines for purchase in our tasting room. [willorch.com]

Here are some photos. Enjoy!

Bev Williamson Mack the Sales and Marketing Manager. Bev Williamson Mack the Sales and Marketing Manager. I asked her if…

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This Weekend at Parma Ridge Winery


Looks like a good weeekend!

Treasure Valley Food and Wine Blog

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Looks like weatherwise, it could be a great weekend in the Snake River Wine District, especially at Parma Ridge Winery. Look what’s going on!

Warm Up this weekend
with
Wonderful wine, Fabulous food and an Amazing view!

Enjoy this weekend with wine tasting and excellent cuisine with your friends and family at Parma Ridge. We are open Friday, 12-9 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m.and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. with our regular menu all weekend long. We have Happy Hour on Friday evening from 4-7p.m. and Sunday Brunch Specials. Due to limited inside space, reservations are recommended if dining inside this weekend. We have a couple large heaters and sides on three sides of our tent for those of you that want to dine outside this weekend.

It’s HARVEST time at Parma Ridge – See our Facebook page for pics of the continuing harvest! We will be finishing up our…

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