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Teton Dam Marathon Review

On the 2nd of June, I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive to eastern Idaho for the Teton Dam Marathon. I did the 5K.

Did I mention I woke up at 4am to make a 3 hour drive. Yeah, not the best idea for legs to be in PR shape. My leggies were stiff and at 1100 more feet of elevation then at home, it was a slow trot for sure. No PR attempt this trot, that's for sure.

I woke up at 4am (my normal wake up time is 8am - 10am depending on the day) so that early is  painful. I had everything all packed and ready the evening before- brekky, post-race clothes, snacks, and a full tank of gas for the long drive. All I had to do was make coffee and head out. I didn't even brush my teeth before I left. Coffee first.

The drive was nice and not a lot of traffic for a Saturday morning. I don't know the last time I have been to Rexburg, but it was easy to find the race start. I thought the race started at 8am, but that was the 10K. The 5K started at 8:30am and I got there to get my bib at …

Say “I Do” to Wedding Wines

Say “I Do” to Wedding Wines

Lifestyle / VineLife

Like I said in my previous post, there are droves of smitten pairs headed to the altar to say “I Do.” With so much love in the warm summer air, it can sometimes feel like an arduous task to decide what wines to gift or serve on the special day. Whether the ceremony is outdoors or indoors, rustic or refined, wine is the perfect companion to any wedding, and is the ultimate way to say congrats. See below for simple ideas to cover all your – or a friend’s – wedding wishes.

For Before the Big Day – Our specialty Personalized wines served at the bridal party or rehearsal dinner will surprise and delight guests, and are a unique way to say thank you. Available by the half case, full case or for gifts, they’re fabulous to enjoy throughout the fete, and make a great take-home party souvenir. If you can’t make the wedding, Personalized wines also make a lux gift for the new couple.

For the Parents – Treat the folks of the fine couple with a gift all their own. A Personalized wine with a black and white photo of the happy couple is classic, or change it up and tug at their heartstrings with a side by side photo of the couple from when they were kids.

For the Wedding Day – Our Artisan wines or Sparkling wines  are perfection with wedding-day dinners. With such a wide range of handcrafted, small-batch wines to choose from, you’re sure to find a smattering of wines to suit every taste.

For the Bride – After all, it is her special day. Your bridal shower gift or wedding day gift should be special too. Try a stylish Black & White boxed gift, complete with unique wines and plenty of nibbles to get her through the day’s preparations. She’s sure to love any basket or boxed gift you choose.

For the Groom – Let’s not forget about the groom! A little wine & cheese is just the ticket to help him celebrate the day.

For the Couple – Anyone who’s ever been to a wedding knows that while lovely and unforgettable, a wedding can take a lot out of you. Give the couple a Double Magnum and have all the wedding guests sign the bottle as a fun, fresh take on the “guest book.” Or, for a sweet surprise, have a grand restorative gift, a basket or a boxed gift filled to the brim with the best wines, snacks and other treats waiting for them in their home or hotel room.

For the Couple Starting Out – Give the newlyweds the gift that stocks their cellar. The Artisan Collection Wine Club offers the couple the ability to try more unique wine styles, varietals and appellations from California and throughout the world than any other wine club. After all, the couple who cellar together, stay together.

Did you just get engaged or planning a wedding? Tell me below! 


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