On December 14, 2010 we attended the Wine Club Dinner at The Buzz in Boise. The theme tonight was Gewurztraminer and Carmenere.

Cristi informed us that these dinners will continue next year, 2011. The yearly theme will be the Small Family Owned Wineries and she will start with Indian Creek Winery from Kuna, Idaho. The price per person for the full dinner (see photos below) and 6 to 9 wines will remain the same at $15.00. WOW! Reservations are encouraged. With the cost of this meal and the wines served, it would be the polite thing to do – Make Reservations. You can contact the Buzz to make your reservations at Their Website, by phone at (208) 344-4321 or by email at Buzz Wine E-Mail.

The menu for tonight was awesome. Spicy, yet sweet. Along with the dishes prepared by Debbie, I will also list the wine that was served with the dish and the score (20). Enjoy and see you at the next Wine Dinner in January 2011. Have a great Holiday Season!

Firecracker Chicken and Fiery Vegetable Bites
2009 Chateau St Michelle
Gewurztraminer
, 12.5% alc, (19), $10.00

Blossom Cups with Shrimp
2009 Sawtooth Winery
Gewurztraminer
, alc 13.0%, (15), $10.00

Red Pepper and Fennel Soup

(This was an awesome soup!)
2009 Nbed 2gether Carmenere, alc 13.5%, (19), $10.00
(We bought 1 bottle!)

Spicy Chopped Salad
2007 Trimbach
Gewurztraminer
, alc 14.0%, (20) $22.00
(This is a benchmark wine and we bought 2 bottles! Spend the money.)

Ropa Viejo with Santa Fe Vegetables
2009 Santa Rita
Carmenere
, alc 13.5%, (17), $1`0.00

Chocolate Sybil Cake
2005 Korta
Carmenere
, alc 13.5%, (15), $10.00

So there you have the ingredients for the last of the 2010 Wine Club Dinners! We are looking forward to the wine dinners at the Buzz in 2011! Cheers! And don’t forget to make reservations.