The 2017 Idaho Wine Competition will be staged 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 Thornton Wine Imports, Boise
Lane Hoss, VP of marketing/wine buyer, Anthony’s Restaurants, Kirkland, Wash.
Karen McMillin, estates brand manager, Hayden Beverage/Young’s Market of Idaho, Boise
Samuel Paden, wine specialist, Whole Foods Market, Boise
Mike Rader, panelist, Great Northwest Wine, Kennewick, Wash.
Ken Robertson, columnist, Wine Press Northwest magazine, Kennewick, Wash.