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Making Healthy Wine Choices

Jan 27, 2020


Cheers to the New Year and recommitting to a healthy lifestyle! During this introspective time, many people review their alcohol consumption and decide to take a month way from wine.  This movement, known as &(...)

The Truth Behind Idaho’s 2019 Vintage

Dec 8, 2019


We are often asked why we wear so many wine hats in Idaho.  From teaching classes to running a wine laboratory and engaging in wine production consulting, we are provided a unique opportunity to fully integrat(...)

Curated Educational Wine Cases- The PERFECT Holiday Gift!

Dec 2, 2019


Back by popular demand, House of Wine is offering specialty wine cases.  For each wine case, we carefully select some of the best wines we’ve encountered this year through numerous tastings, judging comp(...)

Take the stress out of Thanksgiving wine pairings

Nov 24, 2019


Food and wine pairing can be an unnecessary added stress during an already busy time.  Kat’s article in the Idaho Press provides some simple advice for those looking for ‘foolproof’ wines to (...)

Eliminate Wine Tasting Fright!

Oct 6, 2019


Learning a new skill (especially the older/wiser we get) can be scary.  Frequently we see students in our classes so worried about etiquette and evaluating the wine ‘right’ that it overtakes their (...)

The View From the Judge’s Seat

Aug 30, 2019


If you’ve ever wanted to know more about what it’s like to be a wine judge at a competition, read our August 30, 2019 article in the Idaho Press.  This month’s column gives a glimpse into log(...)

Idaho Press’ New Wine Columnist

Aug 15, 2019


We love teaching about wine and spreading knowledge about our favorite beverage.  Thus, we're excited to announce that Kat is the new wine columnist for the Idaho Press!  She'll be writing a monthly article c(...)

DIY Experiments: Create Your OWN Aroma Kit

Aug 1, 2019


Ever wonder how wine professionals can discern aromas and flavors in wine with ease? Do they really smell leather, game, or flint? How? The answer is: YES, because they “train” their noses!  If you’ve ev(...)

DIY Experiments: Flavor and the Retronasal Pathway Copy

Jul 3, 2019


Ever notice that food doesn’t taste as good (or at all) when you have a cold? That’s because our sense of smell plays a major role in what we taste. More specifically, the “retronasal pathway,” the area(...)