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Tasting Table – US Wine Festivals You Won’t Want To Miss

April 2, 2024

Wine drinkers fit into two categories: those who casually enjoy the beverage and those who become fully immersed in everything about it. If you fit into the latter group, attending a wine festival is one of the best ways to join other enthusiastic oenophiles. These events unite vintners, producers, sommeliers, and everyday wine lovers, often in beautiful settings where the wine flows. Grape-growing regions are prime spots for these wine-fueled occasions and they extend across the country to satisfy avid fans.

Read More: https://www.tastingtable.com/1551389/best-wine-festivals-united-states/


Idaho Business Review – Visiting for vino: Idaho’s wine industry is drawing in tourists as the spring season begins

March 29, 2024

A sip of Sangiovese on a warm spring day, along with good company and picturesque surroundings is a sign of the warmer, inviting season ahead.

And Idaho’s wineries are ready for it.

Warmer weather draws more people out, and tasting rooms and wineries in Idaho’s six different growing regions are preparing for  the influx of vino enthusiasts the changing seasons brings.


Boise State Public Radio – Idaho Matters – Have questions about cider? You’ll want to ask Idaho’s first pommelier.

March 7, 2024

Everyone knows if you’re looking for advice on wine, you’ll want to ask a sommelier, but if you’re wondering about cider, that’s a job for a pommelier.

Now, if you’re not familiar with this term, you’re not alone. There are only 97 certified pommeliers in the United States, and now, thanks to Molly Leadbetter, Idaho is home to one of them.


Idaho Business Review – Idaho now has one

February 29, 2024

Becoming certified as a pommelier by the American Cider Association (ACA) requires the recipient to go through an examination process that shows the person has “an expert level of knowledge and proficiency in cider production, history and sensory evaluation,” a release read. “The designation represents a deep understanding of the complexities of cider and its cultural significance, making it a coveted recognition within the beverage industry.”


CDA/Post Falls Press – Advertorial — Idaho Wine: An emerging region making its mark

November 29, 2023

Idaho may not be the first state that springs to mind for vino fans. But with modern winemaking dating back to the 19th century long before powerhouses like Washington and Oregon, Idaho is rapidly emerging from its neighbors’ shadows as a rising western region to watch. Though prohibition nearly eradicated the state’s early industry, it wasn’t long before pioneering producers reopened their doors and vineyards in the 1970s, paving the way for a reinvigorated proliferation of wineries over the last 20 years. 

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