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Beverage Master – The Return of Community Ciders

June 1, 2023

In the Pacific Northwest, some cideries take local apples and use them to create community cider-based ciders, with the profits often donated to a designated local charity. Following are some examples of PNW cideries’ community cider programs.


VoyageOhio – Hidden Gems: Meet Moya Dolsby of Idaho Wine Commission

May 30, 2023

Born in Seattle, Washington, I grew up near Woodinville wine country. I have one sister who is three years younger. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters. My parents were married for 27 years and got divorced after my sister left for college. Both of my parents still live in the Seattle area. I attended Monroe High School and was involved in my community. My last two years of high school, I missed a third of the year for the various clubs/boards I sat on. I still have a recurring dream that I don’t know where my classes are since I was gone so much. 


City Lifestyle Magazine – An Idaho Wine Backstage Pass

March 27, 2023

Idaho has received increasing recognition nationwide as it becomes a destination for wine enthusiasts like myself. The Idaho Wine Commission’s 2022 Wine Boot Camp was an exclusive, backstage pass to the concert of wine making. Getting behind the scenes, we stepped into the shoes of the local grape growers and winemakers over a fun-filled two-days of unique compositions from a variety of wine artists. We experienced the incredible orchestration required to transform an unassuming fruit to a fascinatingly complex beverage. We indulged not only in delicious wine, but in the information that poured from knowledgeable, passionate winery owners. 



March 7, 2023

When it comes to straddling the best of city life and the great outdoors, it is hard to beat Boise. Called the “City of Trees,” Idaho’s capital city offers a cornucopia of happening bars, cultural cornerstones and delicious, diverse food options while being mere minutes away from beautiful mountains and sparkling rivers. We love the accessibility, the lack of jostling crowds … and that you can find a parking spot downtown. (Can you believe it?)


Vinepair – For Emerging American Wine Regions, Can Trends Trump Terrior?

February 23, 2023

Know thyself. This tiny phrase, coined by the ancient Greeks, remains evergreen. But for an emerging wine region, how does one go about figuring out its identity? Respecting the alchemy of terroir and grape varieties is obviously paramount, but how much do trends dictate the varieties, the styles, or even the practices of up-and-coming AVAs, and possibly define a region?



February 10, 2023

Looking to up your game beyond the fast food fare featured at Super Bowl parties? Whether you are heading to your local brewery or cidery to watch the game, or just picking up food and drink to bring to a viewing party, here are some food and drink suggestions from Pacific Northwest breweries and cideries. It is a great way to create a more elevated experience while rooting for the Eagles or the Chiefs — or just laughing at the commercials and the half-time show.