Matty Durgin has the cool title of “cocktail consultant,” which means bars near and far pay him to help develop their bar programs.
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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.
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.
Kindra Stevens (or Evensen as many of you know her) has long been a Denver source for cooking news and info. As the Denver Food Examiner for the last few years, she’s penned enough recipes to fill a cookbook.
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.
There’s a rich, meaty smell to Syrah. You can’t hide it, no matter the growing region or style. It’s the rest of the wine that can set itself off on a unique path. The 2008 Bonacquisti Wine Co. Syrah certainly blazes its own trail. The requisite earthy and gamey aromas are there, but the wine takes a twist in the glass.
Despite its reserve notation, which often suggests a wine in need of aging, the BookCliff Vineyards 2009 Reserve Syrah is ready to go now. In the U.S., reserve has no legal meaning unlike several European and South American regions that require minimum oak and bottle aging to have that moniker added to the label. Here, [...]
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 [...]
The French do things a little different, a statement that resonates with everything from fashion to bathing habits and of course to food and wine. While many American winemakers (Colorado or otherwise) like pomp, fruit and booze in their vino, the French take the classic Old World approach. Let the earth do the talking. This [...]