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Do more than wine and dine in Boise — here are 4 wine-friendly events in November

Divit Cardoza pours various wines during the Wine Shop’s tasting event in 2014 in Boise’s North End. The Co-op will have a special Nov. 26 showing of “Somm 3,” a film that features three wine legends: Steven Spurrier, Jancis Robinson and Fred Dame.
Divit Cardoza pours various wines during the Wine Shop’s tasting event in 2014 in Boise’s North End. The Co-op will have a special Nov. 26 showing of “Somm 3,” a film that features three wine legends: Steven Spurrier, Jancis Robinson and Fred Dame. doswald@idahostatesman.com

The Treasure Valley is home to many wineries — and many are becoming something to highlight in Idaho.

Local wineries and businesses are finding new ways to combine wine with activities. Whether it’s having a sip while painting or going to a tasting, there’s something for everyone. Here are some upcoming wine events.

Sippin’ in the City

A wine tasting like no other. Every year, the Idaho Wine Commission hosts this local event to shine light on Idaho wine, as well as Downtown Boise. This year, join the commission at the Eighth and Main Building Nov. 8 ready to sip. The night will feature several Idaho wineries serving some of the best wine Idaho has to offer. Some of those locations include 3100 Cellars, Cold Springs, Meriwether Cider and many more.
While sipping, enjoy some fresh baked bread from Zeppole and light appetizers from On the Fly Deli and Life’s Kitchen. The event takes place under the bright lights of Downtown Boise while being entertained by the musical styles of local artists.


5:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Eighth and Main Building

800 W. Main St., 17th Floor in Boise

$40 per person



Paint ‘n Sip

Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, you’re bound to create something beautiful at Paint ‘n Sip. Invite a group or go solo to this studio located on State Street for an evening filled with wine and painting.

Paint ‘n Sip is the first studio in Boise to offer acrylic painting on canvas while having a wine bar available. Choose from a range of classes, such as a private party or a mini class. There, you have a class instructor to walk you through painting a specific theme while you are encouraged to sip. Class themes range from paint your pet to painting flowers, seasons, Zodiac symbols and everything in between.

The wine comes from local wineries such as Ste. Chapelle and Stonecap wineries. But don’t worry if you’re not a wine person, they also offer beer and cider to sip on. If you don’t like painting, they have a full bar available to the public without taking a class.

Various times, dates

Paint ‘n Sip

5626 W. State St., in Boise

Regular classes $40

Mini classes $25

Open studio $20

Private parties - $20-$45/participant

Wine 101: From Grapes to Glass

Ever wondered how wine is made? Join local wine professionals and enthusiasts for this wine basics class. As the beginner course in the House of Wine’s Fundamentals of Wine Series, the class will go over basic grape growing, wine-making techniques and learn the ins and outs of wine tasting.

The class will be taught by Kathryn House, the winemaker, viticulturist and wine educator for House of Wine. She will cover various materials using hands-on experience, as well as a guided wine tasting featuring five classic wines. There will only be 12 seats in the class to ensure an intimate wine education experience.

6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

House of Wine

1674 W. Hill Road, Suite 11 in Boise

$45 per person

Uncorked! Wine Bar Presents a Screening of Somm 3

Stop by the Boise Co-op for a glass of wine along with a special showing of “Somm 3.” The film features three legends Steven Spurrier, Jancis Robinson and Fred Dame; all wine enthusiasts. The trio made the world of wine we see today.

The film, according to its Facebook page, features the three gathering to taste the rarest bottles of their careers, while Dustin Wilson gathers the greatest blind testers in New York City for a similar testing. The goal? To see if the world’s Pinot Noirs can stand up to the greatest Burgundies of France.

The evening will be filled with wine and snacks from the Boise Co-op while watching wine legends explore the drink.

6-8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26

Boise Co-op

804 W. Fort St. in Boise

$30 per person

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