We have lost a friend. A good friend. So we tip a glass of wine to Bill – A newer wine, not an old one. RIP, Bill. Here is a link to a Tribute to Bill from the Indian Creek Winery that he so loved – Winter Wine Club
Thank-You Mike and Tammy Stowe McClure and Bill and Mui Stowe for joining in on the festivities. Your wines are still some of the best in the AVA. The unlabeled 2014 Indian Creek Petit Verdot is superb! The very best and I am so glad you are not blending this. That, IMNSHO, would be a waste. When they presented this unlabeled, barrel wine, they did it blind and asked the tasting participants, “What do you think it is?” Yea! I got it! Fun! Fun! Fun! You gave us a great program and Mike it was super that you “roamed the crowd” and answered any questions that folks had. Here are some photos from the night. Enjoy! Left-Click any of these photos to see enlarged.
And to say Good-Bye to 2015 and Hello 2016, how about a nice dinner consisting of Felzien Lamb Chops with Bearnaise Sauce, Poached Green Beans and a Spinach Salad with Micro Greens, Carrots and Tomatoes that was topped with a wonderful Champagne Pear Vinaigrette. And the perfect – and it was perfect – match of wine with dinner – 1997 Indian Creek Winery Pinot Noir. It paired better than some new 2013 Ravenswood Winery Old Vine Zinfandel. Now that’s saying something! And it has been said that Idaho can not make a good wine. Think again! Then for dessert, wonderful sliced Fresh Strawberries with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream (Sorry for the poor photo of the dessert). And the very perfect dinner partner, the love of my life, Robin! Love to make these dinners for her. Here’s to another great year, Honey! Cheers!
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This was really a great weekend! Robin had her cousin Maria Allen and Maria’s sister Maria de Fatima Donato and Fatima’s son Victor here. They had a long 28 hour plane trip from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and were glad to stop and rest for a while. Fatima spoke some English and Victor did an excellent job with the language. Maria did a lot of translation from English to Portuguese and vice versa. Marnie opened her AirBNB to them for a couple of days and we thank her for that. The photo above is of Victor, Fatima and Maria. Here are some more photos of the Snake River AVA and wine country tour that we took, thanks to Winery Seekers, Dan and Kathy Johnson. We did stop for a good meal at The Orchard House in the Snake River AVA at Marsing. A great tour and I know that everyone enjoyed it. Enjoy these photos and remember you can Left-Click any of them to see them larger. Cheers and Happy Trails. It was great to meet Fatima and Victor and to see Maria again.
Off on the Snake River AVA winery tour. Here we go!
Just a super good day! Thank-You everyone for making this a success. We all enjoyed it immensely. Cheers! Kathy Johnson submitted the following photos for your enjoyment. Thank-You Kathy for the photos.
On the evening of July 9th, the Treasure Valley Wine Society held their annual picnic on the beautiful grounds of the Indian Creek Winery in Kuna, ID. The summer thunderstorms held off and the skies eventually cleared. Even the Red-Tailed hawk, who was flying high overhead, seemed to love the evening thermals and cool air.
The folks who joined in on this event all had a great time visiting with everyone. Eating some great food. Drinking some great wine from the winery. There was an interesting array of appetizers all the way from Octopus in Ink, Smoked Clams and other delightful treats that you probably will not get in to many places. And Carl made his infamous Caviar treats. Well here, look at the photos and enjoy! Cheers!
A really good Board meeting. The first we have attended in a while. Officially, Robin and I are no longer on the Board. But, remember, the Board meetings are always open to TVWS members.
This month, the main emphasis was on the annual picnic in July at the Indian Creek Winery in Kuna. This is always such a great time and the winery location is super. Are you going to be in the Boise area in July? Here is a great wine picnic. As Robin posted on the FB page, Treasure Valley Food and Wine Society, “Planning the Annual Pot Luck Picnic at Indian Creek Winery on July 9th at 6pm. Surnames A-H bring side dish, I – P bring dessert, Q-Z bring appetizers. Something to grill for your dinner, chairs, table service, $10 – We will purchase a case of wine from Indian Creek Winery, glassware optional.” Do Not Bring Your Own Wine!!!
And please keep your Society in mind this Fall. There will be several openings on the Board and Your Help is always appreciated! Think about putting your name on the ballot and joining the Board. Lots of fun! Good food! Different wines! Good company!. Here are some photos from the last Board meeting. The photo above shows the grill at the 2013 Annual Picnic at Indian Creek Winery. See you at the picnic and on the Board! Cheers!
The Cloud 9 nano brewery opend on March 17th in the Albertsons Shopping Center at 18th and State Streets, 1750 W. State St. It was a full house! In the following quote from their website – link above – we see that they are trying very hard to use locally produced products, both in their beer production and their food preparation. I know their hamburger rolls come from Gaston Bakery here in Boise.
We are Boise’s first nanobrewery, and the only certified organic brewery in the state, producing only four barrels per hand-crafted batch. We are focused on sustainable, local, and organic beers and our brewery also houses an amazing restaurant with a similar focus.
By keeping batches to only four barrels in size, we are able to vary our beers to match seasonal ingredients and provide a wealth of variety for craft beer lovers.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to Midnight
Saturday – 10:00am to Midnight
Sunday – 10:00am to 9:00pm
Happy Hour from 4-6 with $1 off pints and a limited Happy Hour Menu is coming soon.
Their seasonal menu includes such items as Classic Burger – $9.50 and photo below, Chicken Pesto – $9.50, Roasted Veggie – $9.50, Shepard’s Pie – $10.50, Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie – $10.50, Corned Beef and Cabbage – $10.50 and Corned Beets and Cabbage – $8.50. I had the burger and it was very good. They use Gaston Bakery buns and 3/1 burgers (3 burgers to the pound).They also serve a wide variety of appetizers ranging from $5.00 – $7.00. Some of the folks there were getting their salads and they looked good. $2.50 – $8.95. They serve beer, of course, and their own made root beer which I had earlier and it was very good.
Good to see that they serve Idaho wines, Indian Creek Winery and 3 Horse Ranch Winery. Seating is limited, about 35 seats at tables and at the bar. They hope to have outside seating when the weather changes. Enjoy these photos and hope to see you there!