Episode 219 – Idaho Wine Month, Week 4: A Red, White & Blue Jubilee!

Episode 219 – Idaho Wine Month, Week 4: A Red, White & Blue Jubilee! Episode 219 – Idaho Wine Month, Week 4: A Red, White & Blue Jubilee!

In todays episode, we have set out to put a bow on Idaho Wine Month 2024 by tasting a very patriotic lineup of red, white and blue wines in honor of the upcoming 4th of July holiday here in the states. During this episode we’ll be talking about the do’s and do NOT’s of visiting tasting rooms as well as some off the beaten path wines to try this summer. #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing

 Wines this episode:

A HUGE thanks to our sponsors: J. Bookwalter, Coeur d’Alene FRESH and Terraza Waterfront Grill!

J. Bookwalter: Celebrating their 40th year of producing award-winning wines crafted from the finest Columbia Valley vineyards, J. Bookwalter wines bring excellence and quality to every glass. Visit https://www.bookwalterwines.com for more information or simply call or 509-627-5000.

Coeur D’alene FRESH: Experience the warmth of winter at Coeur d’Alene FRESH, your exclusive private venue wine bar!   Located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, FRESH wine bar is a place to meet friends, relax and just be Coeur d’Alene. Reach out to Marla at 208-676-8933 via call or text.

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The CDA Gourmet Wine Word of the WeekDemi-Sec

Demi-Sec is a French term used to describe a type of wine that is off-dry to sweet. It is typically used to classify sparkling wines, with a dosage of 33-50 grams of sugar per liter. This range allows for a hint of sweetness without being overly sweet.

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Mentions: Marla Lopez, Blazen Divaz, John Kobylt, Jim Barrett, CDA Gourmet, Wine Text TV and Sampl.

Some Wines we enjoyed this week: Coeur d’Alene Cellars Scarlet Lake, Chevalier du Grand Robert Dry Rosé, Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro, K Vintners The Boy Syrah, Sawtooth Chardonnay, Elsom Cellars Isabella, Rocky Pond Estate Syrah and Justin Reserve Malbec.

Wines to look for and try this Summer:


Torrontes – This white wine has notes of citrus and stone fruit.

Albariño (Spain) – Crisp acidity and flavors of citrus, stone fruit, and sea salt

Vermentino (Italy) – Herbaceous and citrusy with a hint of bitterness and a crisp finish

Grüner Veltliner (Austria) – Mineral-driven with white pepper and green apple flavors

Vinho Verde – A crisp and refreshing Portuguese white wine known for its citrus and green apple flavors, low alcohol content, and slight fizz, making it a perfect summer sipper.

Verdicchio (Italy) – Citrus and green apple flavors with a hint of bitterness and a crisp finish

Timorasso – A white Italian wine grape variety grown primarily in the Piedmont wine region of northwest Italy

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Pinotage – This South African wine is perfect for those who like smoky flavors.

Tempranillo – This wine is perfect for those who like a full-bodied wine with hints of dark fruit.

Touriga Nacional – This Portuguese wine is perfect for those who like a full-bodied wine with hints of black fruit.

Pignolo – This Italian wine is one of the most age-worthy wines from Italy, but it’s not as popular as other Italian wines.


Lambrusco – Also a slight fizz, making it a perfect summer sipper.

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