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

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

A Saturday Syrah

Tonight’s pour is a 2005 Reserve Syrah from Sawtooth Winery, located in Idaho, in the Snake River Valley AVA. The wine was received as a sample and is the first red I’ve tried from the state. To date, I’ve been very impressed with the white offerings and previously reviewed the Pinot Gris from Sawtooth, whichRead more