In the late 1980s, Max Ariza had that wine moment that all of us cork dorks long for: He tasted the most remarkable wine of his drinking days. It was a 1949 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne Chardonnay, a Grand Cru Burgundy that at the time was nearly 40 years old.
When it comes to wine cocktails, turn to Colorado port. Or at least that was the impression left after the first-ever Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration on June 4 at Colt & Gray.
Back for the second year, Colorado Urban Winefest sets up in a new location, Sculpture Park in front of the Denver Center for Performing Arts. It will feature more than 40 wineries; free wine education including an interactive wine wheel, roving wine experts and a sommelier shootout; food trucks and more. It’s the marquee event [...]
The Denver Cruisers will be hosting a special bicycle ride through downtown Denver, ending up at Colorado Urban Winefest. Cruisers, check your email inboxes for details (or sign up for the Denver Cruiser Ride eblast). Meet at 11 a.m. June 9 at the Denver Wheel Club 404, 404 Broadway, Denver. RSVP on Facebook More Colorado [...]
On your way home from the office, stop off at one of the participating restaurants within walking distance of the Light Rail. Each will be offering two Colorado wines on special as part of an expansive happy hour on June 7. Not working downtown, use this as an excuse to ride the rail with some [...]
Join six Colorado wineries and Highland Tap & Burger for an afternoon party next door fashioned after a farmers’ market. This means you’ll be able to buy $5 glasses of wine from the vendors and take a few bottles home with you — along with some charcuterie from the Pig & Block. The grill will [...]
Some people still have trouble believe there are more than 100 wineries in Colorado. We’re going to prove it to you. Participating wineries along the Front Range will be inviting a friend from the Western Slope to hold an open house. Sip on wines made near Denver from Palisade grapes alongside wines made in the [...]
Think mimosas or sangrias are the only ways to mix wine into a cocktail? Well, four of the city’s top bartenders, lead by rockstar Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray, will be dusting off the vintage recipe books to create several Colorado wine inspired cocktails. $5. The Colorado-wine inspired cocktails will be on special and [...]
Chef Jensen Cummings of Row 14 will whip up a Colorado-inspired menu to pair with a selection of Colorado wines on happy hour pricing to kick off Colorado Wine Week, which culminates with Colorado Urban Winefest on June 9. $5 cash donation to CAVE at the door. RSVP More Colorado Wine Week events
Restaurants participating in Colorado Wine Week will be offering a glass of Colorado wine and food pairing for $15 or less. Check back often for a list of participants: RSVP Boulder: Salt the Bistro, 1047 Pearl Street Flagstaff House, 1138 Flagstaff Dr. Centennial: Finn McCool’s, 8880 East Arapahoe Road (also part of Wine Down The [...]