From wine club to winery for a Boulder couple

There is certainly no shortage of computer scientists and engineers in Boulder. The city’s reputation as a high caliber startup incubator relies heavily on the tech workforce being churned out of the University of Colorado each year. Boulder is also a hotbed of startups closer to the Wagon’s heart. John Garlich and Ulla Merz left […]

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 […]

Tasting Colorado Wines with Jacob Harkins

When I found out Colorado is home to about 100 wineries, the only words I had were “shut the front door.” But it’s true, and I’ve got to say that the little I’ve has been an eye-opener to what Colorado wines have the potential to do. Since Colorado Wine Week is coming up, I thought […]

Wine Down the Rail

Colorado Wine Week is fast approaching. And by fast, I mean it starts Sunday, June 3, and lasts until Saturday, June 9. It will be filled with amazing events including a Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration, Colorado Wine Farmers’ Market, and wait for it…Wine Down the Rail. Wine Down the Rail is a pretty rad idea. […]

Event Recap: Colorado Wine vs. The World at Row 14

As many of you know, last week was Colorado Wine Week and Denver hosted Drink Local Wine 2012 a national conference celebrating and educating US wines. To whet appetites for the week of festivities, Row 14 & Chef Jensen Cummings and sommelier Kendra Anderson (aka Swirl Girl Denver), hosted a Colorado Wine vs. The World blind tasting event […]

Club Wino’s “Game Night” at the Pig & Block Charcuterie

On Monday night (2/27/12), Colorado Wino founder Jacob Harkins and Pig & Block Charcuterie owner Jeff Bauman hosted the Club Wino No. 7, a monthly club that encourages locals to explore Colorado wines. After attending “Gettin’ Piggy with It” back in January, I couldn’t miss this month’s “Game Night,” an entire feast of game meat […]

Piggy and Vino, a recap.

I’m going to be honest here.  I don’t remember much of this night.  Part of that because it was several weeks back.  The other part? There was a lot of wine.  A lot of pig, too.  But also a lot of Colorado wine.  The pictures and the food porn/orgasm menu had to be posted, too. […]

Bonacquisti Wine Co. Announces Jug Wine Program

We’ve had this very jug from Bonacquisti Wine Co. at Colorado Wino’s Getting Piggy Wit It (everything… pig) a few weeks back.  And this juice is good jug juice.  Now, they’re releasing it to the public.  Here’s details from the press release: Making jug wine cool: A growler-like program for oenophiles Denver | For centuries, Italians expected to have […]

Denver to Host 4th Annual DrinkLocalWine Conference

[Press release]   Discover Colorado Wines At Fourth Annual DrinkLocalWine Conference April 28 Conference Also Features Colorado Challenge and Twitter Taste-Off DENVER (February 1, 2012) – Wine enthusiasts who want to explore Colorado terroir and learn more about the state’s signature grape varieties are invited to attend the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine Conference on April 28 at the […]

The Liquid Diet

This week it is all about the juice – grape juice that is – that has been fermented so it has booze in it! Thursday November 3, 2011 at 6:14 PM MST: I was invited to compete in the Taste of Elegance wine competition, which I did not win.  I just wanted to get that […]

Are we there yet??: A review of Colorado wine.

[Courtesy of The Persistent Palate Wine Blog] I have to admit, I have been meaning to make that trek out to Palisade and Grand Junction to reacquaint myself with Colorado’s wineries, when it just so happened, they came to me here in Denver. Two days ago, I spent an hour and a half tasting through […]