Month: January 2019

2019 January 23 Idaho Wine Industry

Forbes - Obstacles Emerging Wine Regions Must Overcome

A box of wine samples arrived unannounced. “Arizona wines? Really?” The wines were from Aridus Wine Company, in Wilcox, and they were quite good—begging the question: What do consumers think when they see wines from Arizona, or any of the less renowned of the fifty states where wine is made? But market perception is only one of the obstacles faced by winemakers in an emerging region: there are also issues posed by terroir, regulation, infrastructure, and more. Winemakers from Idaho, Texas, and Arizona get personal, sharing their obstacles and how they cope.

2019 January 18 Idaho Wine Industry

Great Northwest Wine - Gem State winemakers claim 15 golds for Idaho

Idaho producers were paced by Coco Umiker of Clearwater Canyon Cellars in Lewiston, who earned a double gold for her 2016 Malbec and golds for her 2016 Merlot, 2016 Renaissance Red and 2016 Coco’s Reserve Blend No. 5. Wine Press Northwest magazine selected it as Idaho Winery of the Year in 2015.