Food for Wine & Wine for Food- Strategies for Successful Pairings

As the sommelier of Il Posto, I field hundreds of oenological questions on a nightly basis. These questions range from the basic to the incredibly complex. The majority of my nights revolve around deciphering our wine list and translating the contents of any given bottle to its potential consumer. The lion share of my evening, […]

A Wine Festival Through the Eyes of A Beer Drinker

Last weekend was the first annual Downtown Aquarium Wine Fest and in great pioneering fashion, I chose to spread my beer soaked wings and ventured out to my first ever wine festival. While Denver Off the Wagon has some great connoisseur, wine writers who could have provided a great recap of the primary, secondary and tertiary […]

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 […]

12 Spring Wines Under $12: The Red Edition Part II

Red wine drinkers, I haven’t forgotten about you. Just because there are warmer days ahead of us, don’t think I’d leave those succulent titillaters in the cellar like red-headed stepchildren. I’ve done just the opposite. Today, I’m bringing you two rosés (one with and one without bubbles, BAM) and four reds. I know, I know, many […]