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Terry Ingham, Editor                               Vol. 8, Number 12                Dec. 2011    
Current Events 
Event Summary

A Christmas Carol by the Valley Theater Company

Dec. 2nd & 3rd 



 Vintage Finds & Wines Holiday Open House


Dec. 2nd & 3rd



Chukar Cherries
Open House


Dec. 10th 


"A Christmas Story"
at the Princess Theatre

 Dec. 17th


Red Wine & Chocolate

Feb. 18th, 2012


Princess Theatre Schedule 

Tickets to many of these great events are available at the Prosser Chamber of Commerce 

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What's Happening in Wine Country

      Winter has invaded the Yakima Valley.  While it makes travel a little more difficult, we still have many beautiful sunny days.  As I sit here in my office, the sun is warming me. Take a look at our weather and come on over If you are traveling through on your way south, make sure to stop for one last visit and to load up on those great Prosser wines.    


Hope you had a:


Great Thanksgivng


All of us a Wine Country RV Park wish you a

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Merry Christmas 


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 Good Eatin' by Kelly

Peppermint bar 

Chocolate-Peppermint Bars
(Saw this in the cooking club magazine and had to try it. Perfect for the holiday season. ENJOY!)

Ingredients: (makes 36 bars.)
1/2 cup chocolate mint chips.
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut up
1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
3/4 cup chocolate mint chips, divided
1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened and divided
2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Heat 1/2 cup chocolate mint chips and 1/4 cup butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat until melted, stiring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in cookie crumbs. Press into bottom of pan.

2. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until fragrant. Cool completely on wire rack.

3. Heat 1/2 cup of chocolate mint chips and 1 tablespoon of the butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool to room temperature.

4. Beat remaining 1/4 cup butter and cream cheese in large bowl at medium speed until smooth. Beat in 2 tablespoons cream and peppermint and vanilla extracts. Reduce speed to low, beat in cooled chocolate mixture. Slowly beat in powdered sugar. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup chocolate mint chips. spread over crust, smooth top.  Refrigerate 15 minutes or until set.

5. Meanwhile, place chopped chocolate in medium bowl. Bring 1/3 cup cream to a boil in small saucepan over medium heat; pour over chocolate. Let stand 1 minute; stir until smooth. cool at room temperature 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly thickened but still pourable. Spread over filling, sprinkle with peppermint candies.  Refrigerate 1 hour or until set. Store in refrigerator.



Scott & Kelly's Corner  

Scott & Kelly

It's the time of year for love, joy, giving and just spending time with those friends and family that we hold so dear. We know it is a busy time of the year with everyone getting ready for the Holidays by just take a minute to reflect back on this year and give "Thanks" for all that you have and more importantly all of the people that you have in your life. Scott and I want to wish everyone a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 Scott & Kelly 

Winter can be a tough time to travel but we would like to encourage you to come see us for the Holidays.  From now until Feb. 15th, every overnight stay will receive one additional night for FREE!!
The answer to last month's riddle was: 
Pumpkins were once used as a remedy for snake bites!!  We had a number of great guess but since it was during Halloween, the season appropriate answer was pumpkins.   


Here is this months riddle -  Three men go to a wine tasting room and find that there are 21 bottles with their favorite wine label.  They want to divide the wine and bottles evenly but find that 7 of the bottles are full, 7 are 1/2 full and 7 are empty.  Each wants to leave with an equal number of bottles and an equal amount of wine.  How can they divide up the 21 bottles?  


The fastest guest to email to: 

with RIDDLE in the subject line and the correct answer to the riddle will receive a free one night stay.      


On The Wine Front

Chrismas wrapping 

Well, it looks like our perpetual mild sunny weather has thwarted the possibility of ice wine from this years grape crop.  I guess we wait until next year. 

Wine of the Week  - Airfield Estates 2010 Vineyard Salute Flygirl White, Yakima Valley

Plan now for one of the most delightful events to happen at our wineries.  
Mark Feb. 18th and 19th, 2012 on your calendar and get your RV ready to go. 

Dec. 3rd

Apex Cellars  

"Toast to the Season"   Sparkling nights and gift basket making.  Apex provides baskets, shred and cello and 1st glass of wine.  Fill you basket with gifts.

 Alexandria Nicole

VIP Vertical Wine and Food Pairing 

 Columbia Crest

Summit Reserve Holiday Event


Dec. 7th

Desert Wind

Cooking Class:  Creole Classics 


Dec. 10th

Mercer Estates & many more

Holiday Open House  

Apex Cellars

"Come out of the box and have your palet seduced"

6 syrahs & Cigars  '99,'00,'01,'02,'04,'06  (cigar pricing will apply)  

 Milbrandt Vineyard

Open House 


Dec. 16th

Milbrandt Vineyards

Dinner Party 


Dec. 17th

Apex Cellars  

"Celebrate Solstice Specials" 

A tribute to Winter Solstice with '00, '02,'03 verticals 


Jan. 14th 

Apex Cellars

After the Holiday Blues Party 


Jan. 20th

Milbrandt Vineyards

Dinner Party

Jan. 21st & 22nd, 2012

Desert Wind

Annual Crab Feed Dinner 

Apex Cellars and all Winemakers Loft wineries 

Progressive dinners

Jan. 28th

Mercer Estates

Wine & Dine at Mercer Estates


Feb. 12th

Apex Cellars and all Winemakers Loft Wineries 

Progressive dinners


Feb. 18th

Desert Wind

Death By Chocolate  


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