Some people still have trouble believe there are more than 100 wineries in Colorado. We’re going to prove it to you. Participating wineries along the Front Range will be inviting a friend from the Western Slope to hold an open house. Sip on wines made near Denver from Palisade grapes alongside wines made in the [...]
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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.
The good folks over at Denver Diatribe offered an invite to join them for this week’s podcast, themed “Red lights and white wines.” That latter being my expertise, at least when it’s in the realm of Colorado wine. So I introduced them to four offerings, trying to prove that the local juice doesn’t suck anymore.
First rule of #DenverWineCru: Taste your wines blind. Is that a cliche enough intro to a surprising story about Colorado wine vs. the World? Thought so.
It’s always fun to taste a wine from one vintage to the next, especially if you can do so just a few days apart. It showcases differences in fruit characteristics and starts to enlighten you to the idea that one year can make a big difference.
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.
Jay Christianson didn’t waste much time in overhauling the Canyon Wind Cellars world. In the same year his parents left the business to he and wife Jennifer, he went ahead and created a second label.
Canyon Wind Cellars has a lineup of reds that make you think when you drink. They’re structured, ageable and feature transitions from the front to back of the palate. Its 47-Ten series isn’t that serious
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 [...]
Can a crystal clear white wine have flavor. Yes. In the case of the Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, the glass looks as if it might have been filled with water, but its nose tips you off to a flavor profile. Thinks of the crisp aromas of a river in the middle of a [...]