About Joni Klippert

Lover of all things Boulder... food and wine, entertaining and our awesome startup scene! Also, Nerd.

Brews & Geeks: A Tale of Two Entrepreneurship Scenes

Get ready for what might be one of the most interesting events of the summer. Silicon Flatirons has put together “Brews & Geeks: A Tale of Two Entrepreneurship Scenes” which will feature panel conversations with leaders in both tech and craft brewing. With approximately 160 breweries currently fermenting (12 of which are in Boulder), Colorado […]

Wine Bar Feature: al LADO

Authentic Spanish tapas? Check. Perfectly paired wines? Check. Passionate wine staff? Check. If you’re looking for the perfect happy hour, I recommend you check out al LADO in Riverfront Park. The wine bar, brought to Denver residents by renowned Chef Richard Sandoval, offers cozy seating, a stunning menu and truly fabulous wines indigenous to Spain. […]

Event Preview: Craft Colorado Throwdown this Thursday!

Haven’t made it to any of the Colorado Wine Week events just yet? Tomorrow’s Craft Colorado Throwdown is not to be missed. The location: Root 25 Taphouse and Kitchen, Hyatt Regency DTC The objective: Settle once and for all which Colorado beverage (Beer, Wine, Spirits) pairs best with food. The menu: Attendees will enjoy food […]

Upcoming Event: DAM Uncorked, Friday April 12th

If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, join me for the DAM Uncorked Wine Tasting and taste from the more than 300 wines from vintners around the world! This Friday marks the 13th annual Uncorked event at DAM, and serves as the museum’s largest fundraiser, which supports exhibitions and programming. The event, […]

Boulder’s Pasta Vino Gets @SwirlGirlDenver Treatment

Recently, Kendra Anderson, aka @SwirlGirlDenver, was the subject of some intriguing news released to the Front Range oenophile community. The woman with ‘Denver’ as part of her personal brand is bringing her sommelier skills to Boulder as the new Wine Director for Pasta Vino. Over the last few years, Kendra has built an immense amount […]

Thanksgiving Wine Buying Guide 2012

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or attending as a guest, chances are you’re going to be faced with a decision as to what wine to pair with the meal or bring to your host(ess). We at Denver off the Wagon are here to help you avoid the sudden paralysis and vacant stare that often occurs […]

Pop Up Harvest Wine Dinner with Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg? Yes, Please!

Can’t get enough of Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg? I certainly can’t. And I’m not just speaking of his charm, but of his consistently fabulous product.  If you’ve not yet had the pleasure of enjoying a meal prepared by the Top Chef Season 5 winner, then I recommend you join me and fellow wine writer LeVar Battle, […]

Denver Food and Wine Recap: Highs, Lows and Yes, I’ll go again.

September 6-8, Denver celebrated its 8th Annual Food and Wine Classic. The main event ‘The Grand Tasting’ took place on a stunning 75 degree day at Metro State. Here are a few highlights from the event: Technology!! Being a Boulder-based DOTW contributor, it was important to secure transportation to Denver Food and Wine so that […]

This Weekend. Denver Food And Wine Classic. Be There.

This year marks the 8th annual Denver Food and Wine Classic and it’s shaping up to be quite the foodie event, Denver style.  Join local food and wine fans at 6:30pm on Friday night for ‘Restaurants Rock’ featuring music by Opie Gone Bad, tastes from local restaurants and an “Art of Cocktail” party! While you’re […]

Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Part 2: Piedmont Beyond Barolo with Antonio Galloni

My first post for Denver off the Wagon highlighted the ‘Outstanding California Cabernet’ session at this year’s Aspen Food and Wine Classic. As part two of the F&W recap, this post will share some wines from the ‘Piedmont Beyond Barolo’ session with Antonio Galloni. My introduction to Italian wines involved me sitting in front of […]

Aspen Food & Wine Classic: Outstanding California Cabernets

This year marked the 30th Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, CO.  Given that I am turning the big 3-0 this year, I received tickets in what will be known as the best birthday present ever. The Food and Wine Classic is three packed days of cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, Grand Tastings (hundreds of wine […]