Who wants a three-day weekend? As if that question even begs asking. For those who can’t take the day off, settle on this breezy Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration drink by Ryan Conklin of Euclid Hall. It features Bonacquisti Wine Co.’s 2011 Riesling, and enough refreshment to kick off a hot weekend — long or short. [...]
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When it comes to wine cocktails, turn to Colorado port. Or at least that was the impression left after the first-ever Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration on June 4 at Colt & Gray.
Join six Colorado wineries and Highland Tap & Burger for an afternoon party next door fashioned after a farmers’ market. This means you’ll be able to buy $5 glasses of wine from the vendors and take a few bottles home with you — along with some charcuterie from the Pig & Block. The grill will [...]
Colorado can now brag its supremacy over the winemaking regions of Texas and New Mexico (and Sonoma and Provence). How’s that, you say? Well, to help celebrate this weekend’s DrinkLocalWine 2012 conference in Denver, we hosted a little shindig at the Bonacquisti Wine Co. aimed to settle a long waging debate. Who makes better wine? [...]
Starting with the Wild West Wine Shootout — pitting Texas, Colorado and New Mexico against one another — this long weekend of local juice will take over Denver. The Shootout will feature three flights (rose, Viognier and Syrah) in a blind tasting that will include judges votes and crowd participation. It’s a free event, starting [...]
What do Colorado, New Mexico and Texas have in common? Not much, other than the fact that all three states are west of the Mississippi and produce a variety of traditional wines. Since there’s plenty of pride in each respective local wine region, we figured it was best to anoint one the king of emerging regions of [...]
For a dash of Colorado wine history, it takes little more than a trip to Doug Caskey’s cellar (which should be noted is an actual dirt floor, back bending cellar) in Boulder.
By Bonacquisti Wine Co. Colorado may be a hotbed for rapid expansion of restaurants on both the regional and national level — see Chipotle and Noodle & Co., for example — but Tony Pasquini wants no part of playing the role of franchiser. Anymore. In fact, he’s going in reverse. He started selling off his Pasquini’s [...]
Ever had a dry rose of Cebernet Franc? If not, Saturday is your chance as the Bonacquisti Wine Co. celebrates spring with the release of two warm weather wines, a 2011 Rosé and a 2011 Riesling. And what pairs better with Riesling than a little Chinese food? For our money, not much. Bambu Mobile Chinese, [...]
Wine and chocolate go together like, well, wine and chocolate. Two indulgent flavors simply deserve one another, which is why there isn’t a better analogy in our mind. And when it comes time to pick chocolates, it only makes sense to check out the artisan chocolate around the corner.