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Sacramento Bee - Wine in Idaho? Come along


After I judged at the Idaho Wine Competition earlier this fall, then wandered through wineries and vineyards around Boise for a couple of days, Shelly Bennett, community relations manager for the Idaho Wine Commission, asked what most surprised me about the state’s wine scene.

I didn’t say I had just discovered that Idaho grows something other than potatoes. I had been there before and had seen orchards and fields cultivated to all sorts of things, though on this trek I was startled to learn that the state grows 184 crops other than potatoes.

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