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Category: "Colorado"

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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Proof that vintage Colorado wine exists

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.

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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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Lord Nelson’s Swizzle: A Colorado wine cocktail with Desert Moon Vineyards Port

Cocktail consultant Matty Durgin took a classic swizzle recipe, adding some Colorado wine and made a drink destined for the holiday table.

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Matty Durgin’s À L’ancienne cocktail featuring Creekside Cellars’ Syrah

Matty Durgin has the cool title of “cocktail consultant,” which means bars near and far pay him to help develop their bar programs.

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A 3 Day Weekend we can all drink to: Ryan Conklin’s Bonacquisti Wine cocktail

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. [...]

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