Want to understand what Riesling should taste like in a cocktail? Kevin Burke’s Cortez Punch shows off Guy Drew Vineyards’ dry Riesling (made in Cortez) wonderfully.
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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.
When DrinkLocalWine 2012 stormed into Denver over the weekend, I was the minority among the dozens of writers, bloggers and journalists who’d come to talk and sip Colorado wine. There was on thing that set me apart: I actually knew a whole lot about the local juice before hand.
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 Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has one of the fastest selling bottles of wine in Colorado each vintage. It’s called Wild Harvest, and its name suggests exactly what’s in the bottle — a wild look into the harvest that year.
I drank way too much wine in 2011. Just looking back at the company receipts for the year is a little scary. Mom would not be proud. At least it gave me incredible insight into the Colorado wine world, covering the great to the horrific and everything in between.
When talking about acidic wines in Colorado, it’s usually in reference to ones made from grapes at high elevations. In many of the lower-lying areas around Palisade, for example, the Colorado heat produces wines higher in sugar after long days of cooking on the vines.
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.
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 [...]
How do you know a wine is young? A label Scotch taped onto the bottle is usually a good indication. Guy Drew, the winemaker and owner of his namesake winery, sent his 2009 Merlot a month prior to release. Hence the tape job (the wine will be released June 4 at the Manitou Springs Wine [...]