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Mar 26, 2020 Idaho Wine Commission

Spiral Rock Vineyard: breaking new ground in pioneer country

Amid the rugged and scenic landscape of the Lewis-Clark Valley, people can take advantage of year-round adventure: hiking, kayaking, fishing and hunting, and other daring pursuits. But recently, another activity has begun to define the region: sipping fine wines.

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Topics: Support Local Wine, Wine Education, Winemakers & Growers Feature

Mar 5, 2020 Idaho Wine Commission

The first rule of wine club is…

Have you ever been part of a book club? Well, everyone knows the best thing about a book club is the fantastic assortment of wine and snacks! Every month it's like an after dark version of brunch. (Is “dunch” a thing? Feels like it should be.)

So imagine how delightful it would be to join another kind of club that takes all the best elements of book clubs (lots of wine) and only requires you to read the label on a bottle.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Say Hello to Wine Clubs!

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Topics: Wine Education

Feb 20, 2020 Idaho Wine Commission

RAISE YOUR CORKSCREWS! Open That Bottle Night is here.

If you’re like us, Open That Bottle Night (OTBN) occurs on every day ending in “y.” But for many wine lovers, it’s an annual event that takes place on the last Saturday of February where you’re encouraged to pull the cork on that special bottle of wine you’ve been saving for “someday.” This unofficial (and glorious) wine holiday is the brainchild of former Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher. Created in 1999, the idea came about when the two noticed there was one question readers always asked: “what bottle should I open?”

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events

Feb 6, 2020 Idaho Wine Commission

Will you be my Valen-wine?

Here at the Idaho Wine Commission, Valentine's Day is one of our favorite times of the year. Wine and romance just go together like Cabernet Sauvignon and filet mignon, Champagne and caviar, Riesling and ricotta...

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events, Wine Gifts

Jan 23, 2020 Idaho Wine Commission

Dead on the vine? Not a chance.

Okay, we already know from last month's blog about ice wines that most wineries don't just shut their doors and go into hibernation for the winter. But there has to be more to the story than that, right?

Well, yes, there is.

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Topics: Support Local Wine, Wine Education, Wine Travel

Jan 9, 2020 Idaho Wine Commission

Ice wines are winter's hottest drink

Baby, it's cold outside. Which means it's the perfect time for ice wine – one of nature's coolest (and sweetest) discoveries!

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Topics: Wine Education

Dec 20, 2019 Idaho Wine Commission

Holiday gift guide for Wine Lovers

It may be a tradition to leave milk and cookies for Santa. But for the rest of us, it's wine please! Everyone knows wine is the best holiday gift.

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Topics: Support Local Wine, Idaho Wine Events, Wine Gifts

Nov 26, 2019 Idaho Wine Commission

We’ve got it in the bag! Checked bag, that is.

The holidays are upon us, and with them comes holiday travel. Whether you're bringing a bottle of Idaho wine to your destination or sending visitors home with bottles of liquid treasure, you can't just drop them in your suitcase and hope for the best.

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Topics: Wine Education, Wine Travel

Nov 14, 2019 Idaho Wine Commission

Why We’re Thankful for Wine

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It’s a day to give gratitude for your loved ones, to feast (and drink) with family, and to try and avoid awkward questions from your cousins. The day after is a different story—Friday is totally up to you.

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Topics: Idaho Wine Events

Nov 5, 2019 Idaho Wine Commission

Getting Thirsty for the 2019 Vintage

Have you ever heard a wine lover talk about ‘vintage?’ That’s not code for an old bottle of wine (or pair of jeans). It refers to the year grapes were harvested.

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Topics: Wine Education

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