Hells Canyon Winery

The Idaho wine industry has experienced tremendous growth in the past decade, increasing from 11 wineries in 2002 to just over 40 in 2010. With the recent designation of the Snake River Valley AVA, Idaho’s wine industry is well-positioned for continued success and growth. Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to experience anRead more

Recap: Sawtooth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

With each new pour, Idaho continues to rise on my list of contending wine states in North America. With a designated AVA (the Snake River Valley) and more than 35 wineries on the map, it’s safe to say Idaho is well on its way to establishing itself as an up-and-coming wine region with endless potential.Read more

Recap: Pend d’Oreille Wood River Vineyard Malbec

I’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed several great wines over the past month from wineries previously featured on TheOther46.com. From hearty reds to crisp whites, I’ve quickly filled my cork bag to the brim. So what better of a time to spend a little wine time this week providing a quick recap. Up first isRead more

A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White

Whatever kind of mood you’re in tonight. Hopefully everyone is familiar with Billy Joel’s, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant. Tonight I feature two wines (a red and a white) from Pend d’Oreille Winery, located near the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho. Winemaker, Steve Meyer, uses traditional French methods with grapes sourced fromRead more

An Idaho Food and Wine Pairing

I’ll be honest, other than at a restaurant or paired alongside the casual fruit and cheese platter, I was never a food and wine kind of guy. That’s all changed in 2010. More and more, I’m finding myself pouring through the pages of Food & Wine or Wine Spectator hoping to find the perfect pairing.Read more

Ice, Ice Baby

Okay, so maybe my worst title ever, but with the temps hovering around freezing lately, the brain is a bit rusty. That said, tonight’s wine hails from Ste. Chapelle Winery in Caldwell, Idaho. Located in one of America’s newest AVA’s, the Snake River Valley Wine Region is home to more than a dozen wineries. FoundedRead more

Vin de Pays

Every now and then I sample a wine that brings a smile to my face. The 2007 Bistro Rouge from Pend d’Oreille Winery is one such wine. Located in Sandpoint, Idaho, Pend d’Oreille’s vin de pays is produced from Washington grapes. A blend of 36% Merlot, 28% Syrah, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, and 3%Read more