Everybody needs an escape once in a while, especially in the brief lull between Halloween and Thanksgiving—or the bedlam that typically follows Turkey Day.
If you crave a cabernet or are dying to sample a new sangiovese, the best escape from the end-of-the-year rush may be a grape escape. Take time to slow down and savor what Idaho vintners have to offer at Sippin' in the City.
The Idaho Wine Commission has brought together more than 15 Idaho wineries, some as far-flung as Sandpoint and others as close as Garden City, Caldwell and Kuna. Among this who's-who are Indian Creek Winery, Ste. Chapelle Winery and Woodriver Cellars.
In between palate-pleasing sips, sample artisan breads from Zeppole Baking Co. and cheeses by the United Dairymen of Idaho, as well as finger foods and other nibbles from Open Table Catering. In addition to the warm flush of wine across the tongue, Sippin' in the City will bring the smooth sounds of vinyl, with music by Vinyl Preservation Society Idaho.
Part of the Idaho Wine Commission's goal is spreading the word about Idaho's rapidly growing wine industry. If you're a longtime Idaho wine connoisseur, Sippin' in the City is an excellent way to expand your repertoire, and for anyone who still pictures Idaho as the potato state, it's a crash course in just how refined regional agriculture can be.