We imagine there would be far fewer weepy "bankrupt" faces--and far more hiccup-y Vanna White stumbles--had Wheel of Fortune taken a cue from Savor Idaho and changed its name to the Wheel of Wine. Pat, can I buy a viognier?
The Wheel of Wine allows Savor Idaho attendees to take a spin and win prizes from local businesses in exchange for a donation to the Idaho Wine Commission's Idaho Wine Scholarship Fund. This year, the Wheel of Wine hopes to draw in $2,500 to support the IWSF, a scholarship that helps local students learn the process of winemaking.
In addition to spinning the Wheel of Wine, Savor Idaho also offers oenophiles enough wine tasting opportunities to get their heads spinning. Tasting begins promptly at 2 p.m. and runs though 6 p.m. Idaho wineries scheduled to appear include: 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards, Cinder, Fraser Vineyard, Hell's Canyon Winery, Koenig Vineyards, Sawtooth Winery, Syringa Winery and Woodriver Cellars, among many others.
To mop up all those mini pours, Savor Idaho also features morsels from local restaurants, including ahi sashimi salad from Bardenay, soup shots from Berryhill, cheesy habanero and merlot bites from D'arcys Catering, kahlua pig with coconut rice from Kanack Attack Catering and carrot cake cupcakes from Pamela's Bakery, Cafe and Espresso, to name a few.
Tickets for Savor Idaho are $40 a pop and can be picked up through Select-a-Seat, the Idaho Wine Commission office, A New Vintage Wine Shop, Cinder Winery and Idaho Botanical Garden.
Sunday, June 13, 2-6 p.m., $40, Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N. Old Penitentiary Road, 208-343-8649, savoridaho.org.