Looking for a tour of Gem State vino? The Idaho Wine Commission's second annual Sippin' in the City has you covered.
The event boasts 30 varietals from Idaho wineries poured at Boise's Linen Building Thursday, Nov. 8, alongside tasty eats. In 2011, visitors lined up to sample locally sourced snacks and refill their glasses with samples from 12 wineries.
This year's 15 wineries include Telaya Wine Company, Mouvance Winery, Cinder and Coiled wines, as well as Bitner Vineyards, Fraser Vineyard, Fujishin Family Cellars, Huston Vineyards, Koenig Winery, Lost West Winery, Parma Ridge Vineyards, Sawtooth Winery, Ste. Chapelle Winery, Williamson Orchard and Vineyards and Zhoo Zhoo wines.
Wines being sampled include viognier, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, claret, syrah, merlot, pinot gris, pinot noir, tempranillo and blended creations.
Should all that tasting lead to too much color in the cheeks, a selection of edibles can balance out the booze. Open Table Catering offers tasty treats, and Zeppole Baking Company shares an assortment of artisan breads.
Admission is $30 and gets you a wine glass for use at the event.
In addition, Kathryn House of Wine Wise Idaho hosts a class on the ins and outs of pairing wine with food. House's seminar begins at 5 p.m. and takes participants through a taste-tour including a cheese plate, pastas, herbed chicken and an apple walnut salad. Prices for the seminar, which takes place immediately preceding Sippin' in the City, range from $35-$50.