Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sneak Peak at Wines and Beer for Uncorked 2014

Ready to taste Uncorked 2014?
Join the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation
 at the Spider Gallery (215 South Muskogee Avenue) on 
Thursday, February 13, 2014.  
Wines and glasses will be available for purchase so you can take home your favorites!

Acrobat Pinot Gris
·       Vintage:  2012
·       Wine Spectator Score:  85
·       Origin:  Oregon
·       Description:  Light and tangy, with tangerine-accented pear flavors on a delicate frame.

Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
·       Vintage:  2012
·       Wine Spectator Score:  89
·       Origin:  Washington
·       Desciption:  Bright and lively, with juicy pear and grapefruit flavors on a sleek frame, finishing with refreshing acidity and a polished texture.

A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir
·       Vintage:  2011
·       Wine Spectator Score:  90
·       Origin:  Oregon
·       Description:  This sleek red is tightly packed, with delicate layers of cherry, tobacco and cocoa flavors that mingle against refined tannins, persisting pleasantly on the light-stepping finish.

Marqués de Cáceres
·       Vintage:  2012
·       Wine Spectator Score:  85
·       Origin:  Spain
·       Description:  Fresh flavors of cherry and raspberry enliven this broad, juicy rosé. Remains focused through the finish, with notes of herb and spice.

Kung Fu Girl Riesling                                                                                                          
·       Vintage:  2012
·       Wine Spectator Score:  90
·       Origin:  Washington
·       Description:  Lovely, expressive, bright and vibrant, with apple, lime and citrus blossom flavors, persisting enticingly as the off-dry finish lingers against natural acidity.

Mia Dolcea Moscato D’Asti
·       Vintage:  2011
·       Origin:  Italy
·       Description:  Soft, sweet and luscious with flavors of pineapple, fresh apricot and honey.

Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon
·       Vintage: 2010
·       Wine Spectator Score: 89
·       Origin: Washington
·       Description: Open-textured, velvety and appealing for the rhubarb pie-accented currant and floral flavors, lingering on the expressive finish against fine tannins.

 Lost Coast Brewery; Downtown Brown
·       Beer Advocate Score: 83
·       Origin: California
·       Description:
o   Appearance: Pours dark reddish brown with red-orange highlights when backlit. A thin white head with tight bubbles quickly dissipates to a thick collar of lace.
o   Nose: Chocolate covered nuts, roasted malts, and toffee with sweet hints of blackberry and cherry.
o   Taste: Roasted malts up front with flavors of maple, caramel, and nuts. The berry flavors come through mid-palate with a touch of brown sugar and red apples. A mild hop presence provides balance throughout the beer. The finish is sweet with caramel, pecan and dryness that lingers on the palate.

Korbel Brut
·       Vintage: No Vintage
·       Origin: California
·       Description: Lively aromas of citrus and cinnamon roll lead to crisp flavors of apple, tropical fruit and spiced nuts in this fun bubbly.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Spider Gallery and Mary's Liquor Host 5th Annual Uncorked! Fundraiser for Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation

The Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation provides grants for teachers where other funding is unavailable.  Donations fund these grants. For the past several years, our main fundraisers have been the Glow Golf Tournament and our wine and cheese event Uncorked.  The foundation is also the grateful recipient of generous donations from people just like you.

Join us for Uncorked 2014!
Thursday, February 13, 2014

President Kin Thompson invites you to join us!
Josh Reasor has a reputation for planning a fabulous wine and cheese tasting each year. He always has surprises up his sleeve. Whether it's a hot, new location or a fresh twist on the event, attendees are guaranteed a different experience. Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation is thrilled to announce the location of Uncorked 2014 is at the Spider Gallery at 215 South Muskogee (between Southern Bling and A Bloom).  

Here's a line up of the fantastic offerings for Uncorked 2014!

  • variety of finger foods
  • 1 champagne
  • 3 white wines
  • 3 red wines
  • 1 beer
  • a separate tasting room for beer (additional fee) *new this year!
  • peruse the art gallery
  • meet with artists 
  • congratulate Tahlequah Public School Foundation's grant recipients
  • celebrate what is going right in public education
  • bid on a silent auction item
  • buy a bottle of your favorite wine from Mary's Liquor to enjoy at home (or as a Valentine!)
  • invest in a work of art

Allen Scroggins and Jenine Hembree enjoy the art on display at the Spider Gallery

Donna Tinnin, Jenine Hembree, and Kin Thompson map out the wine stations 
Thank you to Mary's Liquor and Cherokee Nation for making this possible. Also, thank you to our local merchants who are donating auction baskets (valued at $50 or more) for our event.

Tickets are on sale now! Buy your advanced tickets at the TPS Board of Education, any school site, Mary's Liquor, Health First Chiropractic, Celeste Looney Insurance, The Branch, Excel Therapy, Bancfirst (main location).  $25/ person or $40/ couple  An additional $20 provides access to the special beer tasting room.

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation consists of volunteers trying to help local schools. So...if you can help us, let us know!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation's Prize Patrol Visits Schools

The Prize Patrol delivered good news to every school this morning.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation so that we could award over $28,000 in grants to fund the dreams our teachers have for their classrooms and students.

We visited morning assemblies and dropped by classrooms.
Mrs. Freise received her grant for iPads to help Speech Language Therapy in all schools
One administrator even held the teachers in a room under false pretenses for our surprise!

Congratulations, teachers!
Thanks for all you do.

Vicky Bangle, TMS
Amelia Brown, THS
Tiffany Cacy, Sequoyah
Stu Fanning, Central
Emily Freise, all sites
Lezlie Gilbert, Heritage
Greg Hall, TMS
Russell Hudgens, TMS
Marketta Johnson, Central
Deena Jones, Greenwood
Nikki Molloy, Greenwood
Lori Robertson, Cherokee
Lisa Vader, TMS
Gabriela Veith, THS
Charlotte Wood, Central
Nita Wright, Cherokee

Our teachers have big dreams for their students. Come meet these passionate educators at the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation's 5th annual wine and cheese fundraiser and congratulate them in person.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Fifth Annual Uncorked is Thursday, February 13

Tickets on sale now for our 5th annual Uncorked! fundraiser
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Join us as we celebrate giving local schools over $28,000 in grants.

$25/ person or $40/couple gets you in the door of the lovely Spider Gallery where you can sample wines, beer, and champagne as well as view the gallery and visit with the artists.

An additional $20 provides access to the private beer tasting room. *new this year!*

Get your tickets at the Tahlequah Public Schools Board of Education, school sites, Health First Chiropractic, Celeste Looney Insurance, Mary's Liquor, The Branch, Excel Therapy, and Bancfirst (main location)...or buy tickets at the door.