TVWS Celebrates Oldest Wineries and Mardi Gras


"Shadows On The Wall"

“Shadows On The Wall”

A superb night of tasting wine, eating some really good food, listening to a wonderful presentation by Robin Young on the Oldest Wineries in the World and visiting with friends. One of our larger crowds at this event – 38 people were there.
The creation of the wineries may be in the distant past, we had some wine from a winery that was established in 1003, but the wines from these wineries were superb. And the food that Chef Jake prepared was a good match for the wine. Several people to thank for their help in this event: Robin Young for presenting the wines, finding them and then a great discussion on the ancient wineries; Gail and Robert Parker for the Mardi Gras decorations and beads; Fred and Jo Pappas for the name tags; Marnie, Mac, Chris and Sophia for your support and help – pouring and Designated Drivers and Carl Abrahamson for pouring. Enjoy these photos of the evening. Left Click any of them to see them enlarged. And as a Final Note: I did not get photos of the Creme Brule nor the Fried Okra. Both were extremely good. Cheers!

Cheese Platter NV Codornui (1551) Cava  (Xarelo, Macabco and Parellada grapes)

Appetizer Cheese Platter
The appetizer wines were:
NV Codornui (1551) Cava (Xarelo, Macabco and Parellada grapes)
2003 Marquis de Goulaine (1003) Muscadet

Enjoying the appetizers and the wines.

Enjoying the appetizers and the wines.

2012 Schloss Volrads (1330) Riesling 1989 Schloss Johannis (1330) Riesling Spatlese 2012 Barone Ricasoli (1141) Tuscana 2011 Antinori (1385) Tuscana (San Giovese and Merlot grapes) 2008 Marchesi de Frescobaldi (1308) Tuscana (San Giovese grape) 2011 Casa Madero (1597) Merlot A great lineup of wines for the evening!

Reading Left =====> Right, these are the wines we had tonight with the dinner.

1989 Schloss Johannis (1330) Riesling Spatlese
2011 Casa Madero (1597) Merlot
2008 Marchesi de Frescobaldi (1308) Tuscana (San Giovese grape)
2011 Antinori (1385) Tuscana (San Giovese and Merlot grapes)
2012 Barone Ricasoli (1141) Tuscana
2012 Schloss Volrads (1330) Riesling
A great lineup of wines for the evening! This is not pictured in the order they were presented.

Mixed Salad Greens

Mixed Salad Greens

Red Beans and Rice Jambalaya

Red Beans and Rice
Jambalaya

Fried Okra

Hush Puppies

The plated dinner.

The plated dinner.

President Bridgette Gibson introduces the program and guests.

President Bridgette Gibson introduces the program and guests.

Some of the 38 people who attended tonight's gala event.

Some of the 38 people who attended tonight’s gala event.

Great to see friends there tonight.

Great to see friends there tonight.

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