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Wine Stores Boise ID

Wine classification goes by both the grape (Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc…) and by region (Bordeaux, Champagne, Chianti, etc…). Each type has its own unique set of characteristics that may or may not sound appealing to you, but ultimately the trick is try a bunch of wines and figure out what you like. There are various types of wines including many different red and white wines. Wine tasting at wine bars will help you experiment and figure out what’s best for you. Please scroll down for more information and access to the wine and spirit stores in Boise, ID listed below.

Fork Restaurant
(208) 287-1700
199 N 8th St
Boise, ID
 
Brewer's Haven
(208) 991-4677
1795 S Vista Ave
Boise, ID
 
Murphy's Seafood & Steakhouse
(208) 344-3691
1555 S Broadway Ave
Boise, ID
 
Liquor Stores
(208) 334-2444
5180 West Overland Road
Boise, ID
 
Grape Escape
(208) 368-0200
800 W Idaho St Ste 100
Boise, ID
 
Boise Co-Op
888 W Fort St
Boise, ID
 
Bittercreek Alehouse & Red Feather Lounge
(208) 345-1813
246 N 8th St
Boise, ID
 
The Basque Market
(208) 433-1208
608 West Grove Street
Boise, ID
 
Dino Grill
(208) 375-5870
5220 W Fairview Ave
Boise, ID
 
Bier:Thirty Bottle & Bistro
(208) 342-1916
3073 S Bown Way
Boise, ID
 

Understanding Wine and Spirits

By Arielle Sachar
Dr. Vino and Wines.com to up your wine IQ.
  • Ditch the house alcohol - Nothing ruins a drink and worsens a hangover more than house alcohol. Give specifics when ordering a mixed drink. Ketel One and tonic, not vodka-tonic. While premium may be a few more bucks, it’s worth it if you’re aim is enjoyment. If you’re aim is blackout, then by all means save money by sticking with the well options.
  • Pick a signature drink - Making drinks at home for friends? Find a signature drink, whether it’s a mojito or a margarita. Perfect the recipe and soon friends will fawning over your bartending skills. You can also make it the drink you default to at a bar.
  • The pain of graduation leads many to drown their sorrows in drink. But while beer-chugging contests and sake bombing were considered power moves in college, they begin to lose

    their mystique after graduation. Now’s the time to add a little class to your alcoholic endeavors. To help you out, here’s a primer on some more refined tipples to add to your artillery, from good red wine to the finest tequila. Stay classy, graduates, at least until the next reunion.

    Wine Savvy

    You don’t have to be that annoying d-bag from Sideways with his Merlotphobia, but knowing a thing or two about vino is a must in the competitive world of dating. Besides, it’s one of the few things that can get you tipsy and still be good for the ticker . Here are the ABCs of wine, from red to white, merlot to chardonnay.

    Discovering Types of Wine

    Wine classification goes by both the grape (Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc…) and by region (Bordeaux, Champagne, Chianti, etc…). Each type has its own unique set of characteristics that may or may not sound appealing to you, but ultimately the trick is try a bunch of wines and figure out what you like.

    Many wine stores also have tasting bars, such as Vintage New York where customers can taste the wine before buying it. Go to Citysearch and enter “free wine tastings” to see what each specific city has to offer. Also, check out these sites for more local wine events and help finding a winery .

    Red vs. White

    Deciding on red or white often depends on what you’re eating . Generally, you should go for white with light, subtle foods like fish or most pastas, and reds with heavier dishes like meat or pasta with a cream or meat sauce. Luckily, most restaurants and bars serve the following staples :

    Red

    • Cabernet Sauvignon - Generally full-flavored with a smooth and lingering finish.
    • Shiraz (or Syrah in France) – Tastes full-bodied with flavor notes of anything from violets to berries, chocolate, espresso, and black pepper.
    • Merlot – Has a medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant, and a buttery finish.

    Whites

    • Chardonnay – As one of the most versatile wines, often oaky but it can also be soft with fruity flavors or smoky with flavors of vanilla, caramel, or butter.
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