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Barrel Room No. 6 back at CdA Cellars

Wed., March 21, 2012

Barrel Room No. 6 has been reunited with the wine barrels at Coeur d’Alene Cellars.

The winery recently closed its tasting room in downtown Coeur d’Alene and moved the signature scarlet bar back to the winemaking facility at 3890 N. Schreiber Way.

“We’re in our 10th year now and I’m still just amazed at the walk-in traffic at the winery,” owner Kimber Gates said.

She said they loved being part of the scene in downtown Coeur d’Alene, but far more people would stop by the small tasting bar at the winery. Gates said they’ll also have more space for alfresco wine drinking and appetizers during the summer.

They’re planning to invite local chefs to come to the winery and make small plates to pair with Coeur d’Alene Cellars wines. A series of summer winery concerts is also in the plans.

Gates said there are now windows at the tasting bar so that visitors can see the winery’s barrel room next door. They’re still serving small plates to pair with the wines including cheese plates, a Mediterranean plate and eggplant caponata. Appetizer prices range from $5 to $15.

Barrel Room No. 6 is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday noon to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. Gates said they plan to extend the hours this spring. There is live music on Fridays.

The winery offers special pricing on bottles of wine, along with wine flights for tasting. A flight is three pours of wine, 2 ounces each, for $9 to $12.

Reach the winery or Barrel Room No. 6 at (208) 664-2336. There is more information on the website

Fifth unCorked! set for April 12

Tickets are on sale for the annual unCorked! fundraiser for the National Association of Women Business Owners.

UnCorked! will be April 12 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Spokane Masonic Center Falls Room, 1108 W. Riverside Ave., in downtown Spokane. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres from A Catered Affair, along with wine pairings and commentary from John Allen of Vino! Chocolate desserts will be featured.

Advance tickets are $60. Tickets will be $75 at the door with cash or a check only.

The association’s mission is to engage women business owners and help them succeed.

Tickets are available at these locations:

• The group’s website,

• Vino! 222 S. Washington St. 

• The BrickHouse Massage and Coffee Bar, 14222 E. Sprague Ave.

• Coeur d’Alene Olive Oil, 117 S. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene

• Nectar Tasting Room, 120 N. Stevens Ave.

For complete event details, go to website or call Joslyn Cox at (509) 998-8639;

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