Why We Should Drink Wine


Robin found this article and I think it will be appreciated by the TVWS. Enjoy and thanks, Robin.

The Benefit: Promotes Longevity
The Evidence: Wine drinkers have a 34 percent lower mortality rate than beer or spirits drinkers. Source: a Finnish study of 2,468 men over a 29-year period, published in the Journals of Gerontology, 2007.

The Benefit: Reduces Heart-Attack Risk
The Evidence: Moderate drinkers suffering from high blood pressure are 30 percent less likely to have a heart attack than nondrinkers. Source: a 16-year Harvard School of Public Health study of 11,711 men, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 2007.

The Benefit: Lowers Risk of Heart Disease
The Evidence: Red-wine tannins contain procyanidins, which protect against heart disease. Wines from Sardinia and southwest France have more procyanidins than other wines. Source: a study at Queen Mary University in London, published in Nature, 2006.

The Benefit: Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
The Evidence: Moderate drinkers have 30 percent less risk than nondrinkers of developing type 2 diabetes. Source: research on 369,862 individuals studied over an average of 12 years each, at Amsterdam’s VU University Medical Center, published in Diabetes Care, 2005.

The Benefit: Lowers Risk of Stroke
The Evidence: The possibility of suffering a blood clot–related stroke drops by about 50 percent in people who consume moderate amounts of alcohol. Source: a Columbia University study of 3,176 individuals over an eight-year period, published in Stroke, 2006.

The Benefit: Cuts Risk of Cataracts
The Evidence: Moderate drinkers are 32 percent less likely to get cataracts than nondrinkers; those who consume wine are 43 percent less likely to develop cataracts than those drinking mainly beer. Source: a study of 1,379 individuals in Iceland, published in Nature, 2003.

The Benefit: Cuts Risk of Colon Cancer
The Evidence: Moderate consumption of wine (especially red) cuts the risk of colon cancer by 45 percent. Source: a Stony Brook University study of 2,291 individuals over a four-year period, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 2005.

The Benefit: Slows Brain Decline
The Evidence: Brain function declines at a markedly faster rate in nondrinkers than in moderate drinkers. Source: a Columbia University study of 1,416 people, published in Neuroepidemiology, 2006. [FoodandWine.com]

Marsing Chamber of Commerce opens Website


The Marsing Chamber of Commerce has opened its new website at Marsing Chamber. In the heart of the Snake River wine district and an important agriculture area, the Chamber promotes, “… We are home to a variety of businesses, from small independent businesses to major global corporations. It has a thriving art community, delicious local wines, culture and outdoor recreation scene, along with unique shopping, dining and events. It is a wonderful place to live and a great place to visit.” Marsing is also “… The city of Marsing, affectionately known as “the gateway to the Owyhee Mountains”, sits on the Snake River with easy access to the Sunnyslope wine region, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, river rafting, kayaking, hunting and easy boat access.”
As their website says, they are an interesting place to visit with a population of about 1100. Eventually, I am told, there will also be an AirBNB in Marsing right on the Snake River, that will open this summer. Great “home base” to visit the Snake River AVA and it’s multitude of wineries and really good restaurants. I will keep a permanent link to the Marsing Chamber in the sidebar for your convinence.
If you are visiting the Snake River AVA in Sunny Slope, you might also like to look at the Sunny Slope Wine Trail web page for information, too. There is a full page Wine Country Map, in PDF format, for you to print out if you need one. Sunny Slope Wine Trail Map. (See the Sidebar for a pertmanent page link.)

Williamson Orchards and Vineyards


Yea! Great to see that the Williamson Orchards and Vineyards new and beautiful tasting room in the heart of the Snake River AVA will be opening soon. Real soon! Here is a link to Williamson Orchards and Vineyards where you can find more information.

08oct2016_1a_tvws_williamson-group“The farm was homesteaded in 1909 by Lillian (Williamson) and George Gammon. These pioneers set a precedent of hard work, ingenuity and perseverance. The Williamson’s were some of the first to plant fruit trees in the Sunnyslope valley. As the family grew, so did the business. Four generations of Williamson have worked the farm.
Today Williamson Orchards and Vineyards is operated by Michael, Beverly and Patrick Williamson [pictured here]. The original homestead of 80 acres expanded up to 700 acres at one time, and currently consists of 400 acres of vineyards, orchards and row crop.
We planted our first vineyards in 1998 and released our first vintage in 2001. The vineyard has more than doubled from the original 25 acres of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. We now grow 8 grape varietals and produce 14 different labels of delicious and award winning wines.” [Williamson Orchards and Vineyards website]
 

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Interesting Source of Winery Related Info


Here is some interesting information about wineries in the USA. Good travel to wineries information, too!

Info here
From their website, “The Internet’s most comprehensive and up-to-date free source of information about American wineries. Our goal: Happy wine drinkers and happy wineries! AmericanWineryGuide.com is designed to help wine drinkers discover America’s best wineries, wine tasting events, and wine tourism-related businesses. Use the Winery Search Tool to search through thousands of American wineries to find those that provide exactly the things that you think are important. Read winery visitor reviews and AmericanWineryGuide.com staff reviews, compare winery ratings and add wineries to your favorites. Use the Itinerary Planner to create your own custom wine tasting itinerary.”

Here is a link to American Winery Guide. There is a permanent link to their site in the sidebar. Enjoy!

Mothers Day at Parma Ridge Winery and Restaurant


2016 Vintage BottlkedI apologize for getting to this post so late in the week. But know, that Parma Ridge Winery will be having a great Mothers Day Weekend. Here are the details.

“It’s Mother’s Day Weekend at Parma Ridge
Join us for some wonderful wine, fabulous food, and an amazing view!

Take your mom to Parma Ridge for Mother’s Day Weekend for a Special Menu created by Chef Storm. Moms will enjoy a free glass of wine. We will also be having a 30% Off Painting sale of our Stephanie Lindsey original oil paintings all weekend. Open Friday, 12-7 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are full on Mother’s Day, but have plenty of room on Friday and Saturday! Call now to reserve your table. Reservations recommended if dining in the tasting room or on the patio this weekend.

Mother’s Day Weekend Special Menu Items
available Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Grilled boneless Skinless Chicken Breast with am Orange Shiitake Mushroom Cream Sauce, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Fresh Green Beans OR Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $14.95

One-Inch Cut Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Sautéed Fresh Green Beans OR Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $15.95

Storm’s Famous Salmon, Brined, Lightly Smoked and Pan Fried with Rosemary Truffle Butter on a Bed of Black Forbidden Fried Rice and Sautéed Fresh Green Beans OR Grilled Asparagus for $16.95

In addition, we will offer our regular salads, flatbreads and burgers this weekend.

Happy Hour Specials Friday from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of glass of wine, mimosa or beer:
2 Sliders with Rosemary Truffle Fries: Pork, Mesquite Ground Beef, “Triple B“ or “Deluxe” – $6.50
Personal size Flatbread: BBQ Pork, BBQ Grilled Chicken, “The Patricia,” “The Kathleen”, “Fungi”, Sausage/Pepperoni, or Pepperoni – $6.50
Parma Ridge Grilled Romaine Salads: Bacon & Blue Cheese or Chicken Caesar – $6.50
Char-grilled Kielbasa or Andouille on a Hoagie Roll with Black Cherry BBQ sauce, Deli Mustard and Caramelized Onions – $6.50
Parma Ridge Pear Salad: Mixed greens with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese and Poached Pear – $6.50
Basket of Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries with House-made aioli – $5

Sunday Brunch Specials

Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich with Hashbrowns – $6.95
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy with a Fried Egg – $7.95

We now have our 2014 Red Wines and 2015 White Wines available in the tasting room. Come on by to taste and take some home with you. You can read about our available wines on our website: http://www.parmaridge.wine/wine.html.They look and taste amazing, and guess what? – The wine club is now open! Follow the link for the Wine Club info and sign-up information and form: http://www.parmaridge.wine/wine-club.html. Due to limited quantities, we’ve limited our wine clubs – the reds and mix clubs are almost full!

Wine Club Release Party – May 21, 7-9 p.m. for Wine Club Members only. Enjoy delicious appetizers prepared by Chef Storm and taste through all of our new releases. Wine will be available for pick-up at the event and thereafter in the tasting room.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Cheers,
Steph & Storm
Parma Ridge Winery
208-946-5187
info@parmaridge.wine”

Springtime at Parma Ridge!


PR-Bud-Break-2016Springtime in the Rockies – 70 degree temperatures. Big Sky Blue Skies! The smells of the new season. Lilac. Hyacinth. Bud break at Parma Ridge Winery. And Chef Storm Hodge at Parma Ridge continues with his delicious Char-Broiled Ribeye dinner. It’s worth the 45 minute drive from Boise just for this awesome dinner. And the drive through some beautiful Kentucky style horse ranches. They are awesome. Artist Stephanie Hodge sent this latest information article. Look at what’s happening at the Winery!

It’s sure to be a fun weekend
of
Wonderful Wine, Fabulous Food, and an amazing atmosphere at Parma Ridge!

We are open Friday 12 – 7 p.m., Saturday 12 – 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. offering our Regular Menu and Wine Tasting each day — and Happy Hour Specials Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Sunday Brunch Specials. Reservations recommended for groups of 4 or more if dining in the tasting room or on the patio.

Due to it’s continued popularity, Storm is running another steak special this weekend – If you haven’t yet tried it, now’s your chance! Enjoy the Delicious

One-Inch Cut Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak
with
Bleu Cheese Butter
Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace
Grilled Asparagus
Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread

for $14.95, while supplies last. (See below for a mouth-watering pic).

You can also sample our 2014 Parma Ridge Unreleased Reds Wines along with your steak. Try the Reserve Merlot, Syrah or Storm Red by glass or 1 Liter Carafe while dining with us this weekend. You can also enjoy the 2015 Dry Un-Oaked Chardonnay and 2015 Dry Riesling as well.

Happy Hour Specials Friday from 4-7 p.m. with purchase of glass of wine, mimosa or beer:
2 Sliders with Rosemary Truffle Fries: Pork, Mesquite Ground Beef, “Triple B“ or “Deluxe” – $6.50
Personal size Flatbread: BBQ Pork, BBQ Grilled Chicken, “The Patricia,” “The Kathleen”, “Fungi”, Sausage/Pepperoni, or Pepperoni – $6.50
Parma Ridge Grilled Romaine Salads: Bacon & Blue Cheese or Chicken Caesar – $6.50
Char-grilled Kielbasa or Andouille on a Hoagie Roll with Black Cherry BBQ sauce, Deli Mustard and Caramelized Onions – $6.50
Parma Ridge Pear Salad: Mixed greens with Apple Cider Vinaigrette, Bleu Cheese and Poached Pear – $6.50 (This is awesome)
Basket of Rosemary Garlic Truffle Fries with House-made aioli – $5

Sunday Brunch Specials:
Bacon, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast
Sandwich with Cheesy Bacon Fries – $6.95
Best Ever Biscuits and Gravy with a Fried Egg – $7.95
Dont’ Forget – Vote for Parma Ridge Winery for the Best of the Treasure Valley! http://idahostatesman.secondstreetapp.com/l/2016-Best-Of-Treasure-Valley-/Ballot/Dining
Click on Best Idaho Winery and scroll down to vote for Parma Ridge Winery. Thank you for supporting us!

Mark your Calendars – Mother’s Day Weekend at Parma Ridge (Still space on Friday and Saturday)
Take your mom to Parma Ridge for Mother’s Day Weekend for a Special Menu created by Chef Storm. Moms will enjoy a free glass of wine. We will also be having a 30% Off Painting sale of our Stephanie Lindsey original oil paintings all weekend. Open Friday, 12-7 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are getting full on Mother’s Day, but have plenty of room on Friday and Saturday! Call now to reserve your table.

Enjoy the Sunshine and see you this weekend!

Cheers,
Steph & Storm
Parma Ridge Winery
208-946-5187
info@parmaridge.wine

Customers enjoying the patio on a warm Friday evening, Cheers!
Customers enjoying the patio on a warm Friday evening, Cheers!
One-Inch Cut Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Grilled Asparagus and Storm's Homemade Grilled Bread for $14.95, while supplies last
One-Inch Cut Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak with Bleu Cheese Butter, Rosemary Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Cabernet Beef Demi-Glace, Grilled Asparagus and Storm’s Homemade Grilled Bread for $14.95, while supplies last

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