June is certainly a time to celebrate in Idaho. We are just getting into super consistent warm sunny days, things are green and in bloom and well... drinking. Idaho is home to some incredible wineries and breweries boasting some fantastic Ciders. We are a week in to the gem state's Wine and Cider Month. If you have already been celebrating since June 1, well done, if not, lets catch up...

First some interesting stats, according to idahowines.org We have over 70 wineries in the gem state. In the state of Idaho there are about 160,000 cases of wine produced annually. Over $200 million is generated or circulated through the wine industry in our state. Wowzah, I knew wine was big business but I dint realize quite that big.

National Drink Wine Day is on February 18th, on that day I compiled more information about Idaho Wines and what makes them so great. If you love wine and want to learn more it is worth checking out. Here's the link. 

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If you are looking for a fun and relaxed place to taste some great wines check out Bodovino. there are two locations one in downtown Boise and one at the Village at Meridian. A friend randomly invited me there a few weeks ago, read more about it here. 

Now as for Idaho Ciders! What a perfect sweet crisp treat on a hot summer day! Check out Cider Guide for an impressive Idaho Cider Map & Directory. Each one with a link to learn more. Check that out here. 

To help narrow it in a bit Travel Magazine did a fantastic sum up of the top 10 ciderhouses in the gem state. The cidermakers and cider houses are mostly concentrated around Boise and Coeur d’Alene. It is not too hard to get a fresh Idaho cider on tap around town as well.

 

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