Looking to turn that holiday buzz into one you can feel in your esophagus? Downtown Boise Association is pairing up with the Idaho Wine Commission for a one-night celebration of the almighty fermented grape at the inaugural Downtown Winter Wine Tasting. Ten Idaho wineries will be on hand in the Grove Plaza from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to showcase their tastiest varietals and vintages. Downtown revelers will be able to try wines from Davis Creek Cellars, Fraser Vineyard, Bitner Vineyards, 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Woodriver Cellars, Pend d'Oreille Winery, St. Regulus Wines, Coiled Wines and Seventh Son Vineyard.
From Sandpoint to the Snake River Valley, these Idaho-bred wines are seeking some curious taste buds to tantalize. Wine will be available by the glass along with hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts to combat the chill. While getting good and loopy, participants will also be treated to traditional caroling. Remember: The first hour of parking in downtown garages is free, so convince a pal to be your DD and head down to the Grove for what's sure to become an annual tradition.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 5:30-8 p.m., FREE, The Grove Plaza, Downtown, 208-385-7300, downtownboise.org.