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Great NW Wine - Idaho enologist, 23, wins SommCon


SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Idaho’s Hailey Alexander, 23, one of the youngest winemaking talents in the Pacific Northwest, was announced Monday by California-based SommCon as a Young Leader’s Summit Scholarship winner.

The award means Alexander, enologist for award-winning Cinder Wines in the Snake River Valley, will be feted Nov. 16-19 in San Diego during the 50-session conference that gathers Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, wine directors, wine educators, distributors and hoteliers.