March 26, 2014 in Food

Fresh Sheet: Girl Scout cookies, Savor Spokane, Latah Creek Wine

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Girl Scouts are selling their famed Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs and Savannah Smiles through April 13 throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Boxes are $4 in Washington and $4.25 in Idaho.

Use the “cookie locator” at www.gscookiebiz.com to find cookies for sale in your neighborhood. Or, call the council at (800) 827-9478, ext. 212.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho serves more than 4,600 girls in 30 counties. Money from cookie sales helps fund troop activities like community service, field trips and camping.

Savor the ride

You’re either on the bus or off the bus – the Samples, Sweets & Spirits Tour bus, that is.

From 2 to 5 p.m. today, Visit Spokane and Savor Spokane are sponsoring a combination bus and walking tour of some of the community’s culinary highlights. The tour starts at the Red Wagon at Riverfront Park.

There’s room for 52 on the tour, which costs $15 per person. It’s designed to let members of the business community and hospitality industry learn about Spokane’s sweet and savory offerings.

Register online at www.visitspokane.com/ RSVP/ or contact Gina Campbell at gcampbell@ visitspokane.com.

Award-winning Riesling

The 2012 Riesling from Latah Creek Wine Cellars won best of class at the 2014 SavorNW Wine Awards.

That Riesling and the winery’s 2010 moscato took gold at the same competition. Three of Latah Creek’s wines – the 2010 Natalie’s Nectar, 2011 malbec and 2012 sweet Riesling – won silver. Three more – 2010 chardonnay, 2012 pinot gris, and Monarch Red No. 2 – took bronze.

The competition, recently held in Cannon Beach, Ore., is open to wines made in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia. Producers can enter as many wines as they want as long as they are available for retail sale or scheduled for release in commercial quantities this year.

More than 550 wines were judged. The competition, in its third year, is managed by the media and marketing company Pelican Productions, producers of the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival. For a complete list of winners, visit SavorNW.com.


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