TVWS Offers “Wines From Portugal”


11Mar2014_1g_TVWS-Port-Tasting_Appetizer-TableOn March 12, the Treasure Valley Wine Society (TVWS) presented a program on some of the wines that can be found in Portugal. Yes, there really are other wines than Port from Portugal. And of those presented by President Gail McClellan Parker last night, my favorite wines were a 2009 Quinta de Fronteira, which I would give 18 our of 20 points and a 2009 Quinta de Ventozelo Reserve which I would give 20 points out of 20. It was that good! Of the Ports that were presented, the best in my opinion was Offley Vieux Tawny Porto Ten Years. At least 18 out of 20 points.
And Chef Jake did an outstanding job making the dinner with Gail’s help of paring the wines. This was really a super good and diverse dinner as you will see in the photos below. We look forward to many more dinner offerings as this one. The photo above is of the Appetizer Table that the TVWS has started doing 30 minutes before the program starts. It is designed to let people mingle. Enjoy these photos and Cheers!

Cheese Plate with Berries and Grapes

Cheese Plate
with
Berries and Grapes

Green Salad Spanish Potato Salad

Green Salad
Spanish Potato Salad

(This was an awesome potato salad)

Gilda: Green Olives Anchovy Pepperoncini (I really enjoyed these)

Gilda: Green Olives, Anchovy and Pepperoncini
(I really enjoyed these)

Chorizo Bites

Chorizo Bites

Stuffed Mushrooms with Linguica Sausage

Stuffed Mushrooms
with
Linguica Sausage
(Good combination of flavors)

Baked Cod with bell peppers and tomato sauce (Good combination)

Baked Cod
with
bell peppers and tomato sauce
(Good combination)

Coconut Custard Pie (Great paring with the Tawny Port)

Coconut Custard Pie
(Great paring with the Tawny Port)

Some of the 24 people who attended. If you were not there, you missed a good presentation and meal.

Some of the 24 people who attended. If you were not there, you missed a good presentation and meal.

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