In The City 2017
In The City once again was a pleasant focused Wine and Food
Event. It is the type of event that we really like as you can
mingle with just the right amount of like-minded wine appreciating
people while tasting a limited number of wines. This year it
was held on the 17th Floor of The Zion Bank Building where the
nighttime views were terrific. The event was more interesting
and intimate as the majority of the people pouring wine were
the winery owners and winemakers. You could easily tell that
they were quite proud of the wines they had created.
Parma Ridge Winemakers
of the wines that we particularly enjoyed were Feathered Wind's
Wines 2015 Syrah poured by Bernard and Marguerite Janes, Coiled
Wines 2016 Rizza Sparkling Riesling, Parma Ridge's 2016 Syrah
which was fruit forward, Cinder Wines 2015 Tempranillo and Williamson
Orchard & Vineyards 2013 Harvest Moon Red.
Williamson Wine Makers
chatting with the Winemakers, we learned that the Williamson
Family were Homesteaders who came from Virginia's Tobacco country
to the Sunny Slope over 100 years ago. We were reminded that
Coiled recently opened a Wine Bar on W. Bannock in downtown
Boise, learned that Parma Ridge is expanding their dining into
their Barrel Room and that Snake River Winery is about ready
to move into their new location. Another interesting fact is
that Tempranillo grows well in Idaho because the volcanic soil
and moderate four season climate are similar to the Basque region
were bites to go along with the wines. We really enjoyed Zeppole
Baking Company's freshly baked Artisan Breads, Idaho Beef Council's
tasty Skirt Steak Satay on skewers, Artichoke and Feta Parmesan
Dip with crisp crostini, Fruit, Cheese and tasty Caprese Skewers
with Balsamic Glaze and olive oil. The prettiest hit overall
were the stunning Cupcakes provided by local catering company
Leslie Charles Events.
In The City 2017 was a truly fun time! We tasted some new wines
and were even able to purchase them on site as well. Idaho Wines
just keep getting better and better!
we eat & drink again .....
By Carol & Joe Davis