Superb “Range of Reds” Tasting at TVWS


Wine ConsumerismWow! If you missed this one, you missed an awesome and very full Wine Dinner. Almost 66 people were there! Robin did such a great job in selecting the wines, suggesting the menu to Chef Jake and presenting the program. Some little known facts about her wine education and background. Eight wines were donated from our wine cellar. All a range of reds from the 2007 Cinder Rosé of Syrah – which was wonderful – to the awesomely bold and big 2008 Saviah Petit Verdot. Here are the wines that were presented, and if you liked the Cheese Ball that we made, a link to the recipe is below.

The wines that were presented.

The wines that were presented.

Light
Appetizer Wine with Cheese Balls (Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Dip) and Assorted Berries
2007 Cinder Rosé of Syrah SRAVA, ID
2005 Buena Vista Pinot Noir Carneros, CA

Medium
2004 Don Miguel Gascon, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina
2005 Concha Y Toro Casillero del Diablo Carmenere Maipo, Chile

Full Bodied
2006 Parma Ridge Reserve Merlot ID
2004 Bitner Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ID
2004 Ridge Buchiqnani Ranch Sonoma Carignane CA
2008 Saviah Petite Verdot WallaWalla, WA

But what about the scrumptious dinner that Chef Jake prepared for us? Here ’tis! And for Members, first time Guests and Wine Industry people? Just $25.00 per plate. Non-Members? $35.00 per plate. Such a deal!

Appetizer Assortment of Cheeses

Appetizer Assortment of Cheeses

Baby Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing, Pomegranate Arils, Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Baby Spinach Salad
with
warm bacon dressing, crumbled Bacon, sliced red onion, tomato wedges, pomegranate arils, walnuts and goat cheese

Hari Vert

Haricot Vert
(aka French Green Beans)

Roasted Duck Breasts

Roasted Duck Breasts
(So very, very good!)

Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Cherry Cranberry Sauce

Dinner is plated!

Dinner is plated!

Flourless Chocolate Tort

Flourless Chocolate Tort

The appetizer table was a popular gathering place.

The appetizer table was a popular gathering place.

Robin preparing for the “wine talk”.

The 64 attendees start to arrive!

The 64 attendees start to arrive!

More of the crowd arrives.

More of the crowd arrives.

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