Libations & Wellness: Drinking Champagne Is Good for Your Brain

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New Year’s might be long over, but Valentine’s Day is a champagne-worthy holiday. Last year, scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain published a study that one to two glasses of champagne a week can help ward off age-related memory loss. The study found that champagne’s phenolic compounds help improve spatial memory, which […]

Weekend off the Wagon – February 15-17

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Weekend off the Wagon in your inbox, every Friday [Insert some joke here about Valentine’s Day before publishing — editor] I had a Tweak at Vine Street Tuesday night. What I mean by that is: get your ass to Stout Month. There are some cool events this weekend, like the Pabst Pond Hockey Tournament, a […]

One Day In A Bottle – Veuve Clicquot

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Over the holiday weekend I took the plunge. I had been planning the engagement since late August when I purchased a beautiful ring on my first Saturday of ring shopping. I had no intention when I walked into Shane & Co. of buying an engagement ring that day. But I occasionally give myself up to […]

How to saber bubbles (and generally be a badass)

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Ever dreamed of winning friends and impressing thousands with one simple act? The vision of you being thrown onto the shoulders of loved ones and strangers alike, all shouting your name and cheering? We want to teach you a trick that just might help. Resolve to be hard core this year by learning how to […]

Brown Palace Celebrates 24th Annual Champagne Cascade

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  Imagine a Champagne waterfall, created with over a pyramid of 6,000 coupes in the lobby of a prestigious hotel. On Sunday, The Brown Palace did just that as they ushered in the holiday season with the 24th Annual Champagne Cascade Celebration, a running tradition dating back to 1988. The stacked glasses paid homage to socialite […]

Tasting the 2011 Tour de France

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If last year served as the Tour de France of wine regions for dummies (‘Oh yeah! I’ve heard of Champagne and Bordeaux!’), then this year may be a bit more exciting for the connoisseur (and the pocketbook) as the legendary cycling race speeds past the lesser talked of regions in France. It is a race […]

What to Sip After You Sweat

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Denver is known for being an active and fit city.  We are also known for our love of all things booze related.  Hence my personal guide for adult beverages that go hand in hand with physical activities. Wheelsucker Wheat After a nice challenging bike ride your muscles will be as happy as your taste buds […]

The Enological Epicurean: Bubbles for Dinner

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It’s a shame. Nine times out of ten, it seems, people only shop for bubbles for three reasons: holiday, celebrations, and for playing second fiddle to OJ at Sunday morning brunch. Seldom does it occur to one that sparkling wines are among the most food-friendly on the planet. Not only that, they offer health benefits, […]