Cocktail consultant Matty Durgin took a classic swizzle recipe, adding some Colorado wine and made a drink destined for the holiday table.
Matty Durgin has the cool title of “cocktail consultant,” which means bars near and far pay him to help develop their bar programs.
Who wants a three-day weekend? As if that question even begs asking. For those who can’t take the day off, settle on this breezy Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration drink by Ryan Conklin of Euclid Hall. It features Bonacquisti Wine Co.’s 2011 Riesling, and enough refreshment to kick off a hot weekend — long or short. [...]
Ask anyone around town who mixes the best beer cocktails and Euclid Hall’s Ryan Conklin comes to the top of mind.
Want to understand what Riesling should taste like in a cocktail? Kevin Burke’s Cortez Punch shows off Guy Drew Vineyards’ dry Riesling (made in Cortez) wonderfully.
Kevin Burke, Colt & Gray lead barman, is an encyclopedia of booze knowledge, be it wine, spirits or beer.
Beau Simmons, the head chef at Jonesy’s EatBar, stopped by Colorado Urban Winefest to help out with an Extreme Food and Wine pairing demo, alongside Row 14′s Jensen Cummings. He put an anitpasta plate on a skewer, used some local booze to braise lamb belly and paired it with the Mesa Park Vineyards 2011 Riesling. [...]
Chef Jensen Cummings of Row 14 took center stage during Colorado Wine Week, serving as one of the top restaurant ambassadors for local wine at every turn, including a stop in the Colorado Urban Winefest demo tent to showcase some Extreme Food and Wine pairings alongside Beau Simmons of Jonesy’s EatBar. This yak dish, yes [...]
Joe Hines, a bartender at Green Russell in Denver, mixed up the winning cocktail of the Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration on June 4 at Colt & Gray. It’s the drink Don Draper would order, according to judge Kendra Anderson, the Westword wine writer. Glass: Chilled Port Ice: None Garnish: Lemon zest Ingredients: 1.5 oz Graystone [...]
A big Bordeaux deserves a martini glass. So says Green Russell barman Joe Hines with his Sunday Red cocktail, an entrant in the inaugural Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration on June 4. This cocktail featured Mesa Park Vineyards 2006 Merlot, and turned it into a big red wine drink version worthy of the martini glassware. Sunday Red Glass: [...]