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2019 October 16 Wine

Daily Blender - FIREFIGHTING AND THE BEST CIDER IN BOISE: THE STORY OF MERIWETHER CIDER

It jumped out at me as soon as I read it. I was downtrodden when I arrived in Boise in September of 2016, lost and weary from a year of heartbreak and personal loss. I had never been to the Idaho capital, and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the downtown area was welcoming and easy to navigate, as were my hosts and fellow media companions. I traversed tastings and tours over the course of the long weekend, filled with small talk, wineries, and restaurants. But it was at Meriwether Cider where I found renewed inspiration next to their incredible Foothills Semi-Dry.

2019 October 10 Wine

How To Tour Northern Idaho’s Award-Winning Wine Country

When you picture Idaho’s Panhandle, what recreation comes to mind; a hike in the mountains or fishing in a crystal clear lake? What about a jet boat tour through Hells Canyon, America’s deepest river gorge? There is another activity creating quite a stir – touring Northern Idaho wine country.

2019 October 8 Wine

Jaime Says - I THREW THE LEAST INSTAGRAMMABLE PARTY ON THE PLANET AND HERE’S WHY

One of the reasons why I knew our house was the one as soon as I walked into it is because it has a great room. Not a family room, and not a sitting room. It is an actual great room, nearly all windows, and looking out onto a forest of 200 year old oak trees that contort into a canopy over our yard. It’s breathtaking.

2019 September 30 Wine

The Spokesman Review: Great Northwest Wine: Greg Koenig shines at this year’s Idaho Wine Competition

For years, Greg Koenig has been viewed as perhaps Idaho’s most gifted winemaker. He solidified that opinion by crafting the best in show at last month’s Idaho Wine Competition, taking home the top prize with a stunning dessert wine.

Koenig, who sold his Caldwell winery this year, crafted a delicious riesling ice wine from the 2018 vintage that wowed this year’s panel of national judges. This isn’t the first best of show for Koenig, who won in 2016 for a dessert wine made with riesling.