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Turquoise Mesa Vineyards 2008 Colorado Crimson

The name Colorado Crimson doesn’t really tell you much about this wine, but if you know anything about Tom Bueb, the Turquoise Mesa Vineyards winemaker, you’ll know it’s right up his alley. He likes his Rhone wines.

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Getting Piggy with It: A Club Wino first

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 [...]

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1/18: Getting Piggy with It (Club Wino)

The first Club Wino of 2012 features a pop-up restaurant in a butcher shop. It includes four Colorado wines, three courses of head-to-toe pig flavors, a special gelato from Little Man Ice Cream, plus guests take home a pig-shaped charcuterie board, a roll of cured salami and a $5 gift certificate to Pig & Block. [...]

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Garfield Estates Vineyard 2009 Syrah

It’s been a little while since we’ve gotten our hands on a Garfield Estates selection. The 2009 Syrah reminded us not to take so damn long before we try another.

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Boulder Creek Winery 2010 Chardonnay

What does Hungarian oak taste like? Well, it’s a little less intense and a little creamier than the stuff from the U.S. and France. It makes for an entirely different experience with a Chardonnay, too.

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Desert Moon Vineyards 2009 Shiver

Here’s the deal. Usually, when a wine is done in a short-cut style of a tradition, it’s not as good. Carbonated sparkling wine compared to the stuff done in Champagne method, for example. So it was with a little apprehension that I tasted the Shiver from Desert Moon Vineyards in Centennial.

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Mesa Park Vineyards 2006 Merlot

It’s easy to enjoy the 2006 Mesa Park Vineyards Merlot. It’s just a nice, easy-going Merlot that has spent the last five years in barrel and bottle, mellowing out to an everyday drinking wine.

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A proper Club Wino sendoff

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 [...]

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Black Bridge Winery 2009 Reserve Pinot Noir

Some still question whether Pinot Noir is a viable grape option in Colorado. Well, it is in Paonia most years. Need proof?

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A pre-holiday feast, Club Wino style

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 [...]

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