August 24, 2005 

Medalists at the Idaho Wine Festival • Is it like Astronaut Ice Cream?

Medalists at the Idaho Wine Festival

The Western Idaho Fair rivaled attendance of the Idaho Wine Festival at the Winery at Eagle Knoll last Saturday night, but the good turn-out and bluegrass accompaniment of the Buckhorn Mountain Boys provided for a pleasant time. The following individual wines were awarded medals toward the end of the festival.

Gold medal winners are: 2002 Frenchman's Gulch Merlot (Best Red); 2004 Ste. Chapelle Riesling Ice Wine (Best White); 2003 Bitner Chardonnay; 2002 Hells Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon; 2004 Sawtooth Muscat; 2002 Sawtooth Syrah and 2004 Ste. Chapelle Dry Riesling.

Silver medal winners are: 2003 Carmela Pinot Noir; 2003 Cold Springs Merlot; 2002 Frenchman's Gulch Ketchum Cuvee; 2002 Frenchman's Gulch Syrah; 2002 Hells Canyon Merlot; 2004 Parma Ridge Viognier; 2003 Pend d'Oreille Bistro Rouge; 2003 Pend d'Oreille Pinot Noir; 2003 Pend d'Oreille Syrah; 2004 Ste. Chapelle Dry Chardonnay; 2004 Ste. Chapelle Gewurztraminer; 2003 Ste. Chapelle Merlot; 2004 Ste. Chapelle Sauvignon Blanc Ice Wine; 2004 Ste. Chapelle Soft Red; 2003 TimberRock Cabernet Sauvignon; 2004 TimberRock Chardonnay and 2002 Williamson Cabernet Sauvignon.

Bronze medal winners are: 2003 Camas Prairie Cabernet Sauvignon; Camas Prairie Gem State Red; 2003 Camas Prairie Merlot; 2002 Carmela Merlot; 2001 Carmela Celebrity Jazz; Carmela Old Vine Sweet; 2002 Coeur d'Alene Syrah; 2003 Cold Springs Pinot Noir; 2003 Eagle Knoll Cabernet Sauvignon; 2003 Galena Summit Chardonnay; 2003 Hells Canyon Chardonnay; 2001 Hells Canyon Seven Devils Red; 2003 Indian Creek Star Garnet; 2002 Koenig Cabernet Sauvignon; 2003 Koenig Chardonnay; 2003 Koenig Merlot; 2002 Parma Ridge Melange; 2002 Parma Ridge Merlot; 2002 Sawtooth Cabernet Sauvignon; 2003 Sawtooth Chardonnay; 2003 Sawtooth Viognier; 2001 Silver Trail Chardonnay; Silver Trail Port; 2001 Snake River Cabernet Sauvignon; 2004 Snake River Riesling; 2003 Ste. Chapelle Cabernet Sauvignon; 2002 Ste. Chapelle Merlot; 2003 Ste. Chapelle Syrah; 2003 Terra Nativa Cabernet Franc and 2003 Williamson Syrah.

Is it like Astronaut Ice Cream?

In the modern world of genetically modified and engineered foods, the introduction of chocolate milk that does not require refrigeration and is always ready to drink, might create nervous unease over excitment. However, Nestlé's new Nesquik Shelf-Stable Chocolate Milk, unveiled on August 10, is not to be feared. The chocolate milk used is "real" and pasteurized at a high temperature without any preservatives. A specially sealed package from TetraPak keeps the milk fresh, so consumers can store it outside a fridge if necessary. The main approach of Nestlé to market the new product is directed toward on-the-go parents shuttling kids to soccer practice, ferrying them to dance class and packing school lunches, who want their kids to drink more milk throughout the day. In all my kiddy years, regular chocolate milk was never even considered milk, let alone chocolate milk with "special" attributes. But then again, it was the '80s, when most us still thought MC Hammer was all set to enjoy a lengthy, respectable career.

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