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Idaho Wine Makes Appearance on The Today Show

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From gas stations, to clothing retailers, to breweries, to wineries…everyone is trying to make a quick buck off Monday’s historic total solar eclipse.  Some of the souvenirs have found their way onto the national stage.

While most of the souvenirs live in online shops like Etsy, some have caught the eye the producer’s at NBC’s Today Show. If you caught the show this morning you may have seen “Blackout” wine.  “Blackout” is a limited edition eclipse themed wine bottled out of Buhl’s Holesinsky Vineyard and Winery. According to the Idaho Statesman, only 112 cases of the wine were produced and it’s been one of the wineries most popular wines since the winery opened in 2001.

If you’re actually able to get your hands on a bottle of “Blackout” it’ll run you about $30 and is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Franc.  Some of the bottles ended up at the Boise Co-Op Wine Shop (the Statesman made a call over there and as of Wednesday afternoon, only a single bottle remained in stock,) City Center Wines, Juniper and Uncommon Goods.

The wine’s unique eclipse themed label really makes it stand out on a shelf.  Randy Thaemert Design in Boise is responsible for that design.

Not able to get your hands on a bottle of “Blackout?” There’s plenty of chances for you to enjoy other Idaho Wines this weekend! The 20th Annual Winefest happens Friday evening on the Basque Block and boasts over 100 wines to sample.

If you like to mix fitness and wine, the Idaho Wine Run’s expanded “Harvest” run happens on Saturday at Ste. Chapelle in Caldwell.  This year the 5K/10K/Half Marathon takes place twice in the same day!  The first series kicks off at 9 a.m.  Runners are welcome back to winery for the “night cap” races that start at 5:30 p.m.

For more on Winefest and the Idaho Wine Run…click HERE!

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