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MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016

A sample of Idaho wines from the annual Idaho Wine Competition on Sept. 22, 2015, at Ste. Chapelle Winery in Caldwell, Idaho. (Katherine Jones / Idaho Statesman)

Idaho’s wine grape crop rebounds

Idaho’s wine grape crop is rebounding after a small harvest in 2015. A November 2014 freeze sharply reduced the amount of wine grapes available last year, but growers and vintners say the 2016 yields are 50 to 100 percent above last year’s, making the harvest slightly larger than normal, reported the Capital Press.

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Idaho Wines Coming Of Age 

Idaho’s wine industry is finally coming of age — and overcoming a haunting slight by none other than The Muppets. June marks the fourth annual Idaho Wine Month. This year, it is making progress thanks to wineries, restaurants, retailers and wholesalers. That support comes all...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Elizabeth Richardson pours wine for a tour group at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. Washington and Oregon winemakers hope to tap growing markets in China and Hong Kong. (Associated Press)

7 ways to puncture a wine windbag 

Elizabeth Richardson pours wine for a tour group at the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. Uncle Patrick gargles his wine. “I taste blackberries and cherry and oak,” he says, “and a lot of tannins.” The only thing you know about wine is that...

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MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2009

EOB: Panel OKs Beer, Wine Tax Hike 15 

It was a close 10-8 vote, but the House Revenue & Taxation Committee has agreed to introduce legislation that would hike Idaho’s beer and wine taxes - which haven’t been increased in more than 40 years - more than threefold to provide a stable funding...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2009

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.