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Melanie Krause, Cinder Wines use Riesling to top Idaho Wine Competition

CALDWELL, Idaho – An off-dry Riesling from one of the Pacific Northwest’s top winemakers won best of show Tuesday afternoon at the eighth annual Idaho Wine Competition. Boise native Melanie Krause wowed the judges with her Cinder Wines 2016 Off-Dry Riesling. The graduate of Washington State University who trained and made wine at Chateau Ste. […]

Judging panel announced for 2017 Idaho Wine Competition

The 2017 Idaho Wine Competition is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 19 in Caldwell’s Sunnyslope Wine District on the campus of Koenig Vineyards. This year’s judging panel features: Sheri Sauter Morano, MW, Durham, N.C. Austin Drehmel, wine steward, Fred Meyer, Garden City Ilene Dudunake, owner, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Meridian Jackie Elo, wine buyer, JW […]