In the second part of this interview with Carillon beverage director Patrick Jones, we explore Texas wine prejudices, cocktails and where Jones likes to geek out on wine when he’s not working.
Patrick Jones’ first experience with Texas wine wasn’t good — these things happen when you are 12. Luckily, he kept an open mind as he approached adulthood.
Every few years Richard Betts, one of just a 100-ish Master Sommeliers in North America (from the esteemed Court of Master Sommeliers), tastes through some Colorado wines to peek into the local industry.
The first thing you should know about Glenn Foster, is he has a little Ravenswood in him. Not as in a glass or two, mind you. Rather, his father, Reed, was a co-founder of the wildly successful Sonoma brand.
It’s probably a good thing Michelle Cleveland has thick skin — and a sense of humor. Otherwise, we might not be having such a breezy and enjoyable interview in the Creekside Cellars winery early this summer.
Define import in the wine world. The usual answer focuses on bottles that have traveled over an international border and through customs. Italy, France, Chili and Argentina, for example. Evan Faber doesn’t buy that description. His import borders start about 201 miles to the east, 275 to the west, 102 to the north and 245 [...]
Gussie has a style. It’s not fine wine. It’s not pretentious. It’s totally Boulder. Winemaker and owner Marianne Walter (anyone who knows her, calls her Gussie) founded Augustina’s Winery in 1997, and she’s been making affordable, easy-drinking porch pounders in north Boulder ever since. In fact she even adds a simply phrase to one of [...]
The first aspect that is noticeable about Garrett Estates Cellars is its size. With just a 2008 and 2009 vintage under its belt, it already is growing grapes on 35 acres. With plans of adding to that total, the Olathe winery has the potential to become the largest estate winery in the state. Whether that [...]