Idaho Makes Forbes
Idaho is known for several different things, but this one... one of my faves!
Forbes.com just released an article about Idaho wine. I knew Idaho had a great climate to produce some pretty amazing wines and the article also touched on the potential of Idaho wine.
"There are only 1,300 acres planted today though the Commission estimates there will be 10,000 in 10 years, so fast is the pace of growth. The number of wineries has risen from just 11 in 2002 to more than 50 today.
And the potential is huge: cold winters, along with hot, dry summers moderated by cool desert nights provide almost ideal growing conditions, not dissimilar to Eastern Washington, their neighbor to the west.
It’s still an infant wine industry, just working out where it’s going, discovering which varietals work best in which locations, but it’s going to an exciting evolution to watch, and to taste".
The article also critiques some of wines that are literally from right down the road! It's short but an interesting read! https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickpassmore/2017/04/15/idaho-wine-makes-a-statement/#57dc6f1612d7