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We were happy to attend the Ninth Annual Savor Idaho which was once again Sold Out at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise. It was a cloudy and cool June day which made it perfect for this outdoor tasting event. There was some tasty local cuisine, select Idaho Wines as well as coffee, ciders and Craft Beer.

Amaru Confections

We made the rounds and did taste and enjoy a variety of Idaho Wines. Our favorite this year was the Snake River Wines 2014 Arena Valley Orange Muscat which was a perfect afternoon wine. A close second was the refreshing Scoria Snake River Valley Chardonnay followed by the Syringa 2016 Albarino We also enjoyed the Fujishin Family Cellars 2016 Viognier and the 3 Horse Ranch 2016 Pinot Gris. There were alternative beverages as well including Grand Teton Brewery IPA Beer for those who wanted something other than wine.

Syringa 2016 Albarino

The cuisine was very tasty this year. Our favorite was the Kanak Attack Korean Beef Tacos. Desserts were fabulous as Farr’s Famous Wild Huckleberry Ice Cream, Chocolate Bacon Potato Chips and Amaru Confections Bite sized and gluten free desserts were plentiful.

Kanak Attack Korean Beef Tacos

Savor Idaho continues to evolve and get better! Paint n Sip was again a welcome addition which gave attendees a creative outlet while they were at this event. We chatted with the folks from the Playhouse Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre www.PlayhouseBoise.com and look forward to attending soon. We appreciated that the Boise Co-op was there so you could buy and take home the wines that you tasted and enjoyed. We had a terrific time with our friends and other wine lovers and look forward to tasting new vintages of Idaho Wines next year! Also remember to enjoy wine tasting and events which are close by along the Sunnyslope Wine Trail, as well as other tasting rooms around Idaho. Also check out Savor Idaho North on August 10, 2017 in Coeur D’Alene http://savoridaho.org/savor-idaho-north/

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By Carol & Joe Davis

Dining Detectives