Corks, Kegs and Commentary

Events, news and musings from the crew at Hayden Beverage Company. Information on beer, wine and events in the state of Idaho

Solfest 2013 in Sun Valley

Dodds Hayden - Thursday, March 21, 2013

SolFest 2013 is coming to Sun Valley once again this March 22-24 bringing with it all of the fun and games of life in a ski town when the sun is out, the slopes are soft and everyone is in their finest glory. This weekend of skiing and fun, free events beckons you to come out with your friends to revel in the rites of spring. Special lift ticket prices are available to student ID holders.  ..

Battle of the Lands

Brian Golden - Thursday, February 28, 2013

When it comes to wine in the U.S., are you convinced that California has no equal?  Considering it produces about 90% of all domestic wine, it is clearly the king of production.  But surely others are producing wines that can rival its quality.  Surely another state is nipping at its heels?  Well come out to Crush Wine Bar in Eagle next Saturday the 9th and decide for yourself! ..

Rolling Out The Red Carpet

Brian Golden - Thursday, February 07, 2013

Whether you prefer the beauty of "Les Miserables", the grip of "Argo" or the grandeur of "Lincoln", you should love that the Boise Co-op Wine Shop is rolling out the red carpet for all things Oscar this year! ..

Shuffle Up and Deal

Brian Golden - Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Start 2013 With The Best of 2012

Brian Golden - Tuesday, January 01, 2013

As the cobwebs clear from New Year's Eve, we are pleased to announce that we have current availability on four wines that made Wine Spectator's lofty "Top 100 of 2012."  Each of these world class wines scored 90 points or higher in blind tastings, so satisfy an easy new year's resolution by picking some up today! ..

Happy New Year!

Brian Golden - Monday, December 31, 2012
Just a quick note to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2013 from all of us here at Hayden Beverage!  We have worked hard to make sure all your favorite watering holes are well stocked with bubbles and brews, so designate a driver and ring 2013 in with style!

Malbec To The Main Stage

Brian Golden - Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December always means two things for me.  First, I will have to embark on the always futile journey to find a Christmas present for my father, and second, my phone will start ringing with special requests from "friends" who know I am in the wine industry.  It must be the holidays, and it must be TOP 100 season, that one time of year when wine fans hope to land their hands on whatever selections the crew at Wine Spectator has deemed worthy of the phrase "Year's Best." ..

And for this We Give Thanks

Dodds Hayden - Sunday, November 25, 2012

As my family went around the Thanksgiving table naming things for which we were thankful, my mind was occupied by the place we live.  ..

A Beverage Battle Royale

Brian Golden - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wine dinners are always fun, and beer dinners are all the rage.  But a five course beer vs. wine dinner?  Now that is just downright awesome.  And that is exactly what we are serving up for you next Thursday, November 1st at Bella Aquila in Eagle.  It is gonna be grapes against grog in a knock-down, drag out battle to win your palate. ..

Great American Beer Festival Hands Out The Hardware

Brian Golden - Monday, October 15, 2012

Blue Ribbons turned to gold medals over the weekend, as Pabst Brewing Company not only walked away with the gold medal for "American Style Lager," but was also awarded the coveted "Large Brewing Company of the Year" award.  As a proud distributor of their products in several markets, we would like to congratulate all the people associated with bringing home such success! ..