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05
Apr

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Wild Women Wine

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  Since they opened ten years ago, Wild Women Wine has been a staple in the Denver urban winery scene. Owners Charlene and Ross (the winemaker of it all) are getting ready to celebrate the ten year anniversary of being open; in that time they’ve seen the Colorado Wine scene grow and boutique wineries make their mark. When they started out as a Denver urban winery, as Charlene said, “we knew that we wanted to be someplace that a) had high foot traffic, and b) people were going to be surprised to see the word winery,” but when they rebranded as Wild Women Wine about five years ago, they would never have guessed at just how appealing the name would […]

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02
Apr

Wine…It’s What’s For Dinner

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Feat. Sangiovese   One of the most popular varietals of Italy, Sangiovese grapes are grown in the Tuscany region of central Italy and are used to produce great wines such as Chianti, Vino Nobile do Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino. Though mostly grown in Tuscany, the Sangiovese grapes are used for wines in the regions of Umbria and Emilia-Romagna, and are now being seen in different parts of the world – California, Australia, and Argentina for example. What’s interesting about the Sangiovese grape is that research has found one of its parent grapes to be the Calabrese di Montenuovo in southern Italy. There are different mutations of the grape as it can alter its genetics to fit its environment. However, […]

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31
Mar

The Ultimate Red Wine and Chocolate Pairing

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We all know that red wine and chocolate is a match made in heaven. There’s such a satisfaction that comes with finding a wine and chocolate pairing that complement each other so well. The richness of a Merlot paired with a dark chocolate cake? Yes, please! Red wine and chocolate are often enjoyed together – but separately – however, the game is changing. The idea, which has quietly been around since 2014, is that of a great one – take your red wine and take your hot chocolate and mix them together. It is incredibly rich, and incredibly delicious. The recipe is pretty straightforward: hot chocolate, red wine, and should you so desire, whipped cream.   If you’re looking for […]

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29
Mar

Wednesday Wisdom: Colorado Wine

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As you may have noticed after being on our site for five seconds, we here at Mile High Wine Tours really like wine. More specifically, we like Colorado Wine. When you think of alcohol made in Colorado, you tend to think of beer or whiskey, but Colorado has really come into its own as it puts itself on the winemaking map. Sure, Colorado winemaking hasn’t been around as long as California or Italy, but that doesn’t mean anything to the quality of wine it’s producing.   The history of Colorado winemaking goes all the way back to the late 1800’s to early 1900’s when European settlers brought their viticulture tradition with them. During that time, the grape harvest had nearly […]

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27
Mar

Wine…It’s What’s For Dinner

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Feat. Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that you see on every wine list at every restaurant, but it may not be one you know much about. The Sauvignon Blanc grape originated in the Loire Valley having been made popular there and in the Bordeaux region of France. It’s translation means ‘wild white’ as the term Sauvignon translates from sauvage in French, meaning wild. When you have a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, you are literally having a glass of wild wine. This makes sense given what flavors can be found in this wine. Sauvignon Blanc is a more acidic, dry wine while fruit flavors and herbal notes can always be detected. It can be described as a ‘green’ wine, […]

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17
Mar

Top Team Building Events in Denver

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Team building events are perfect for any business looking to increase employee engagement and enthusiasm. Not only can the employees enjoy a great company party that’s fun and interactive, but these team building events allow them to interact further, create friendships and so on. However, finding the right corporate events in Denver that will give you the team building events you need can be rather tricky. With that in mind, we created a list to include some of the best corporate events in Denver you can access at this time! Company team volunteering There are many reasons why you should opt for this type of event. Not only is it a delight to get out of your comfort zone with […]

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26
Jan

15 Date Ideas in Denver, Colorado

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As the season of love approaches, now is as good a time as any  to spice things up in your love life. We are providing you with a head start on planning a romantic evening with your honey. Here lies a great opportunity to get creative and choose from some great date ideas. Whether you’re going on a first date or in need of new scenery , not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Also, don’t miss out on our annual Valentine’s day dinner featured at the end of this article. Cru Wine Bar The bar is one of Denver’s best wine bars. It is a great choice for wine aficionados who want to explore collection of over 300 wines. […]

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16
Jan

Mile High Wine Tours Spotlight: Cindi Little

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We want you to know about our amazing staff! By Epiphinae McClennon Whens she’s not water skiing or brewing her own beer our sweet and vivacious Cindi Little is catering to your wine needs on tour. She most definitely knows her wine. How long have you been with mile high wine tours? Since September 2015. How long have you been a tour guide? Since 2001. Its been so long I haven’t bought about it in years. I worked at a winery before. Was stole away from coworkers that started grapevine tours in California.Husband moved me to Colorado 6 years ago.  Disliked other jobs and met Felipe. At the time he had no one and it worked out. What do you […]

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08
Jan

New Year, New Me, Same Wine

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  Pairing wine with healthy recipes to help you keep up with your 2017 goals. By Epiphinae McClennon Every new year we make the decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle as we reflect on our holiday eating choices. Maybe eating a whole apple pie and washing it down with a half gallon of vanilla spiced egg nog wasn’t the best idea. How could anyone expect you to say no to a third helping of grandma’s buttery mash potatoes and gravy. Now here we are, on January 1st, standing on the scale trying to revaluate our life decisions. While you are trying to establish your new eating regimen, do not try to leave out the wine. You will find that your […]

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31
Dec

Exploring Colorado’s Wine Scene: Panzano Restaurant

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Located in the heart of Denver stands a truly incredible restaurant – Panzano. One of Mile High Wine Tours’ partner, this establishment offers a menu of contemporary Italian food, incredible service, and an extensive wine list.   Matt Snyder is the General Manager for Panzano. Snyder is an excellent leader utilizing his past experiences of both front of the house, back of the house, and even bar management to lead Panzano to success. Snyder’s decorated past includes Assistant General Manager at his local college campus bar, working under Aaron Whitcomb and Scott Parker at Table 6, and opening a bar “with childhood friends.” When it comes to Panzano, Snyder utilizes his past experiences to lead the company for about four […]

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