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Grilled Colorado Yak Strip Loin recipe from Row 14

Chef Jensen Cummings of Row 14 took center stage during Colorado Wine Week, serving as one of the top restaurant ambassadors for local wine at every turn, including a stop in the Colorado Urban Winefest demo tent to showcase some Extreme Food and Wine pairings alongside Beau Simmons of Jonesy’s EatBar. This yak dish, yes [...]

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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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Sutcliffe Vineyards 2008 Trawsfynydd

Those who call northern Wales home will think of Trawsfynydd as a village. Those who call Colorado home will scratch their heads in wonder as they try to pronounce the name on the label of a rich red wine blend from Sutcliffe Vineyards.

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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey Sangre de Cristo Nouveau

Sometimes you wonder the motivation behind certain bottles showing up at your doorstep.

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Tasting Colorado wine with Master Sommelier Richard Betts

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.

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Anemoi Wine 2009 Boreas

The winemaker wasn’t kidding. The guy behind the brand spankin’ new brand Anemoi Wine wanted to produce a bottle that was bigger, bolder and more new world than the vino he makes for his 15-year-old label, Canyon Wind Cellars.

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Grande River Vineyards 2004 Meritage

In 2009, the 2004 Meritage from Grande River Vineyards won several awards including a double gold at the 2009 Taster’s Guild Consumer Tasting, a sliver at Colorado Mountain WineFest and a bronze at the Colorado State Fair.

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Alfred Eames Cellars 2008 Carmena

It’s not easy introducing new grapes to the market. Consumers love their Cabernet (Sauvignon), Merlot and Chardonnay even if those grapes aren’t always perfect for the regions they come from. Carmine is a grape that was formed by crossing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carignane. It was thought to be an alternative for California vintners on [...]

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Jack Rabbit Hill 2008 M&N

Does wine taste different if it’s organic? How about biodynamic? Technically no, but the idea of something being sustainably harvested certainly adds to the story and we know that stories add to the enjoyment of a wine. That said, organic, and by extension biodynamic, wines don’t always get enough credit in the marketplace. Jack Rabbit [...]

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Two Rivers Winery 2007 Vintner’s Blend

When a bottle of wine carries a label such as vintner’s blend, the assumption is the wine is a top-rate mix of the best juice available from that vintage, according to the winemaker. So it should be good. That theory goes only as far as the talents of said vintner. Well, we are starting to [...]

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