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Westword tabs Colorado Wino a finalist for top Denver booze blog

We’ve read Westword over and over throughout the years. Worked with a number of their editors, writers and staff, too. Even tried to convince their medical marijuana critic to partake in a pot and wine pairing column (offer still stands, Mr. Breathes). Love the publication in general. So we are super honored to make the [...]

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Eat your heart at Beaujolais nouveau

Beaujolais nouveau will be released on Thursday. The iconic French red from this season’s harvest is a hit the minute it hits shelves. Matt Cookson likes to one up the Burgundy region, releasing the annual Wild Cañon Harvest blush rosé one full day ahead of Beaujolais.

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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey 2011 Wild Cañon Harvest

There are serious wines and not-so-serious wines. Then there are wines that are simply seriously cool in concept. The annual Wild Cañon Harvest blush rosé from the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey is one that falls into that latter category.

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The six Colorado wines of fall

What defines a wine as “fall?” Technically nothing. The fact is that just about every wine can be worked into any season based on circimstances.

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Vintage Carlson Vineyards and Plum Creek Winery selections shine

The average American wine experience consists of hopping in the car, motoring a few blocks to the wine shop, picking out a bottle, returning home, opening and enjoying. While there’s nothing wrong with this level of instant gratification, a life without vintage wine is not worth drinking.

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Carlson Vineyards 2000 Riesling

What a treat. Seriously. This Carlson Vineyards 2000 Riesling has held up beautifully over the last dozen years and even impresses a tad more than the Carlson Riesling from 2003 that won “best in the world” bragging rights.

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Garrett Estate Cellars 2009 Pheasant Run Red Cabernet Sauvignon

Garrett Estate Cellars is still one of the new kids on the Colorado wine block with its first vintages dating to 2008, and to date, its white wine production has outshone its darker half.

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Desert Sun Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

There seems to be new wineries popping up all over the place. Desert Sun Vineyards, being one of them.

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Infinite Monkey Theorem 2011 Carbonated Black Muscat in a can

Infinite Monkey Theorem tried to can a sparkling wine in 2010. Like every thing the Denver winery has packaged, it was an instant success. So IMT is back with a 2011 version of the Black Muscat.

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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey 2009 Reserve Merlot

Experience One with The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey was memorable for the wrong reasons (evaluating a sweet, tasting room wines just isn’t my thing). So it was a pleasant surprise during my first visit to the gorgeous Canon City winery to learn that this style of red as just the toasting on an oak stave, so to speak.

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