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After the wild ride that the past two years has been, we’re all itching to travel more in 2022. While that long-awaited trip to the Rhône Valley or Tuscany sounds incredibly dreamy right about now, due to the unpredictability that comes with travel these days, we realize a European vacation may not be in the cards right now. The good news is, you can still enjoy an amazing wine-fueled getaway this year… maybe just closer to home.
Experience the thriving local beverage scene with a wine flight for $20 at Telaya Wine Co., cider tasting at Meriwether Cider for $12, or beer sampling at Barbarian Brewing for $18 to $22. Complimentary activities also abound: Walk the largest outdoor art gallery in the Northwest, Freak Art Gallery; hike along the foothills surrounding the city; or stroll the 25-mile long Boise River Greenbelt.
Like many cities around the U.S., Boise has a burgeoning craft brewing scene. Beer lovers should visit Barbarian Brewing’s Downtown Tap Room or Garden City Brewery to enjoy a selection of up to 24 brews. The sours — including the Sour Gummy Guys, which is made with Sour Patch Kids — are the true standouts. Meanwhile, Meriwether Cider serves up outstanding craft ciders. Don’t miss the barrel-aged Cider Old Fashioned or the dry ginger root cider.
You can give the wine lover in your life one of the usual suspects, or you can be creative and gift them with an off the radar wine that’ll knock their socks off. Here’s a roundup of some off the radar wines that will impress the wine aficianados in your life: