Nopales

TVWS and Texas Wines


Ah yes! Texas has wine! Some good. Some very good! Garry Scholz did a fantastic job in securing the wines and then presenting them. Gail Parker did a super job in paring the wines with our Texas style dinner! Thank you both for this awesome job! The crowd was good, about 40 people were there. Just look at this menu. You can Left-Click any of these photos to see them enlarged. Sorry for the missed one and the poor quality of others.

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Here are some of the wines Garry brought.

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Appetizer. Loaded Potato Skins
(Sorry for the poor photo quality)

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Southwestern Green Salad

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Cowboy Baked Beans

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Roasted Vegetables with Napales

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Plated dinner with the Smoked Brisket

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Caramel Flan

Weston and Potter Wines at TVWS


13May2015_1_TVWS-Weston-Potter-Wines_CarnationsA very interesting tasting last night. Weston Winery, represented by Alex Weston, and Potter Winery, represented by Von Potter, brought some of their very unique wines. And with that, we had some spicy Mexican food – beef cheeks, nopales salad, rice, etc. Potter Winery is one of the newer wineries in Idaho and Weston Winery is one of the older wineries in Idaho being established by Chayne Weston, father of Alex, in 1981.
It was great to see the 35 attendees raise their glass to Dr Mike Mercy, son of Gail McClellan Parker our Past President and a very active member of the TVWS, who passed away early Tuesday morning. Our sympathies to Gail and the family.
With that being said, here are some photographs of the evening. Enjoy and Cheers!

Potter Winery wines that were introduced to the TVWS tonight. They might also be introduced to Flying Pie Pizza here in town.

Potter Winery wines that were introduced to the TVWS tonight. They might also be introduced to Flying Pie Pizza here in town.

Von Potter, owner and wine maker at Potter Wines.

Von Potter, owner and wine maker at Potter Wines.

More conservative Weston Winery wines were also presented.

More conservative Weston Winery wines were also presented.

Alex Weston presented his wines.

Alex Weston presented his wines.

Some of the 35 people who attended the affair.

Some of the 35 people who attended the affair.

The appetizer table opens at 6:30 pm along with a special appetizer wine.

The appetizer table opens at 6:30 pm along with a special appetizer wine.

The appetizer cheese plate.

The appetizer cheese plate.

Chili Sauce that accompanied the appetizers and the beef cheeks.

Chili Sauce that accompanied the appetizers and the beef cheeks.

Nopales and Shrimp salad. Delicious!!

Nopales and Shrimp Salad. Delicious!!

A wonderful MIxed Fruit Salad - Mango, coconut, pineapple and berries.

A wonderful Mixed Fruit Salad – Mango, coconut, pineapple and berries.

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Beef Cheeks in Spicy Sauce - Absolutely delicious!

Beef Cheeks in Spicy Sauce – Absolutely delicious!

Cinnamon Chocolate Cookies

Cinnamon Chocolate Cookies

Dinner is plated after going through the buffet line.

Dinner is plated after going through the buffet line.