Wine aficionados often are forced play detective as they search for local wines at restaurants outside of California, Oregon and Washington. Those traveling through New Mexico on I-25 might be surprised — and pleased — to discover Las Vegas as a good stop for local juice. Las Vegas?
We didn’t want Club Wino getting stale, so when the calendar flipped to 2012, we decided to branch out into the culinary community. We teamed with Jeff Bauman of The Pig & Block Charcuterie to host a pop-up style dinner right in the middle of the butcher shop. Themed “Getting Piggy with It,” it was [...]
When we decided to let chef Raul Salazar have a field day by, gasp, picking the menu before we selected the Colorado wines to serve, we figured it’d be a fun way to finish off the monthly event for the year. Little did we know it was to become a swan song. Turns out, Salazar [...]
A packed house of 24 enjoyed what was considered by the regulars to be the best display of flavors that chef Raul Salazar has put forth during the Club Wino dinners. The theme was “Pre-Holiday Party.” The goal was to showcase the wines that will shine on your Thanksgiving and holiday dinner tables. Course 1: Sweet [...]
With 20 people cozied into the booth seating at Spuntino on Wednesday, Club Wino No. 3 took advantage of the eve of fall by introducing wines that embraced the harvest season. Each of the selections came from Colorado winemakers who also tend the vines. It was a nod to the massive amount of work they are pressed with year round.
Everyone knows a steak, medium rare is a perfect companion to a Cabernet Sauvignon. That doesn’t mean it’s the only deft pairing for the bold, juicy grape. In honor of #CabernetDay on Sept. 1, we asked around to various Denver chefs for some killer recipes to pair with Cab (Sauv, Franc, blends). And you know what? [...]
Coming back from a great trip to the West Elks AVA meant we had a great selection of new (to us) wines to share at Club Wino No. 2. Brand new Spuntino chef Raul Salazar created a wonderful menu that upped the ante from our first meeting. Here’s what we had: Welcome We started with [...]
Slowly but surely, Albuquerque’s dining scene is diversifying. Where once the options were limited to green chile, red chile or Christmas (red and green)…
When Club Wino met for the first time on Wednesday, chef Scott Burnham saw it as an opportunity to showcase his culinary skills to a crowd of 20.
The farm-to-table concept is hardly new in Boulder (or Colorado for that matter), but far too many restaurants source everything from greens to meats and cheeses from the farm down the street, then turn decidedly Californian or international on the wine list. That’s not news in and of itself. The news is when one of [...]