May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter


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Happy Anniversary Month Coiled Followers!

    Lots to share this month:

    -May is Mental Health Awareness month, Idaho Gives, Graduation, Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Memorial Weekend, and OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY in our new spaces! We will be running features and introducing some fun new products throughout the month, so read ahead to mark your calendars.

    -Coiled will be participating in Idaho Gives at both locations all day tomorrow! Visit the wine bar or the tasting room and 10% will be donated to Treasure Valley NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health). Click here to find out more on NAMI.


    -In addition to Bingo downtown on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, we will be continuing with a new event on the 3rd Wednesday: Coiled Board Game Night! We will have a litter of games available, or you are welcome to bring your own.

    -All new releases are now available to the public (aside from the CLUB ONLY BLACK MAMBA). Stop by and try them out at either location!

    -We will be open for Mother's Day at Coiled. And just like last year, Mothers get a free Mimosa! Stop by and enjoy the beautiful patio!

    -IT'S OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Save the date for Saturday, May 19th where we will have local hot musicians, Hillfolk Noir and Food Vendor, Genki Takoyaki.

    -Not in club? Sign up and guarantee access to Coiled's wines that continue to sell out! Reach out to ME to sign up!



PS- A special shout out to our very own, Brigid! She will be graduating this weekend after much effort into the nursing program. We are proud of you, Brig!

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First Thursday Downtown

And Idaho Gives ALL DAY!


Coiled will be donating 10% of all profits (wine and merchandise) to NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Come support for Idaho Gives!


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It's our Birthday!

Come celebrate our 1 year anniversary in our new locations!

When: SATURDAY, MAY 19th 5-8pm

Where: "The Parking Lot"

Garden City Tasting Room

3408 W. Chinden Blvd.


We will be hosting local band, Hillfolk Noir

And food vendor, Genki Tokoyaki will be here!

No cover fee.

Just come hang out with Coiled and celebrate 1 year


Happy Graduation, Cinco de Mayo, Kentucky Derby! 

Come Enjoy $5 Rosé Fizzes for the 5th!

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All weekend at both locations!

Friday, May 4th-Sunday, May 6th


Speaking of Private Events... Our downtown Wine Bar will be CLOSING early Friday, May 4th. Closure will be promptly at 7pm. Please mark your calendars.



Coiled Wines will be open for our traditional hours in Garden City on Mother's Day and will feature a free Rizzamosa for all Moms who stop by!

Open Noon-6pm

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New Releases are now available to the public! 

We now have 2017 Dry Riesling and 2016 Sidewinder in house!

In addition, 2016 Black Mamba is available. But, it remains CLUB ONLY.


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Bring us your EVENTS!

Both Coiled Wine Bar and Tasting Room can be rented for your special event! Contact for further information.

In addition, we are able to handle larger private groups during regular hours. But, we do ask that you please notify us in advance for parties of 10 or more!

Thanks so much!



Sunday, May 27th


Brunch With Brig

Featuring Crisp


10:00 am to 1pm

(or until it's gone)



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Also, our featured local artist for the month will be our very own,

Lauren Morton-Farmer

Though her initial fascination with photography stems from her childhood in the Napa Valley, Lauren’s love and eventual plunge into the world of images was honed and fostered in her adopted home state of Oregon. After graduating from Pepperdine University, she moved to the Willamette Valley where she would spend the next decade photographing weddings, births, events, and portraits. While she has been incredibly honored, and humbled beyond words, to spend such monumental and sacred moments with the people she has worked with, it was the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge that drew her back to photographing natural landscapes. With the series of photos simply titled “Wahclella” she shares a place that has become both monumental and sacred to her. Not only is this waterfall stunningly gorgeous, but it was the place her best friend asked her to be his wife. It is with great joy that she shares this special piece of the world with the first people she called friends when she moved to Boise – her Coiled family.

Lauren's photos will be on display in the downtown shop for the

Month of May.


A note from Leslie...


“Do something everyday to make up for the cruelty or stupidity of someone else."                                    -misquoted from some guy on NPR giving graduates advice. 

(Sorry, I drive a minivan with noisy kids.)


Hello Coiled Supporters!


Hmmm, this is one of those days where my head is exploding with things I want to talk about. Maybe it is the sun, the burgeoning and beautiful leaves, or the giddiness of my kids sensing that summer is only a month away. I don’t know, but I have a firm deadline I have already passed and I am having trouble reigning myself in. I tried a glass of wine. That didn’t work, so I am trying a second.


I just returned from a talk given by my friend Michael Devitt about his trials on the epic bike “race” from Canada to Mexico, known as The Great Divide. As a winemaker, I am not sure why people feel the need to torture themselves to feel euphoria. Don’t they know about wine? 


No seriously, Michael’s adventure fascinates me. He was inspired to do the race because one of the original riders made a movie about it. Michael had the chance to talk to that man’s son and point out that when his dad made the movie, 47 people had completed the race. Now 600 have completed the race, many taking it on after being inspired by the movie footage. After completing the race, Michael wrote a book about it and is giving multiple talks. Michael argues that he is just a normal guy (sooo not normal) who was simply inspired by the work someone else started. That is the common theme of what has me on fire today: normal people inspiring others through fairly simple acts. Ok, a movie is not simple, but stick with me.


I am really not as woo-woo as I seem, but man we live in tough times and it is encouraging to remember how exceptional, as individuals, we can be. There is no shortage of stories I have heard today that were profoundly moving. If you have time, check out the story on Fresh Air (5/1/18) about a rancher and the non-profit he has started to provide hay for ranches devastated by fires. Doesn’t sound amazing, but trust me, it is.


I think I have been so moved by these stories because I have limped along for so many years, and your support has helped us get to a place where we can participate in Idaho gives (donating to mental health, which I dearly hope to see destigmatized in my lifetime), where we can celebrate our one year anniversary in our own space, and where we can feel family pride when one of our own graduates with a nursing degree. The choices we make do matter and I have been reminded of that in spades today.


On the Coiled front, May is turning out to be quite interesting: 

-Meredith and I travel to McMinnville to disgorge Rizza mid-month. 

-I am working on finalizeng the next Translations red blend, which has a fantastic name, but probably won’t be released until October.

-And… I am being audited by the Idaho Tax Commission, all the way back to my inception. 


Well, I have already been audited by the TTB (the Feds), so why not the State? Honestly, this will be interesting. I have absolutely nothing to hide, but sometimes providing the material an audit requires can be very time-consuming and costly. As far as I am concerned, this is a good talking-point with our community. I will let you know how it goes. I was terrified when the Feds audited me because I was a one-woman show stretched way too thin. In the end, they were very reasonable and they understood that I was a small business and did not have the same level of record-keeping as a corporation. I will let you know how this one goes.


I am known in the industry to have a bull’s eye on my back. I have no idea why, but I seem to attract audits and inspections. Maybe I was a vigilante in a past life? That would explain a lot.


Regardless of my past-life misadventures, please remember how powerful your impact can be each and every day!