Things to do in Denver

21
Jun

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Kingman Estate Winery

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Kingman Winery is an urban Denver winery opened by Doug and Karen Kingman in 2012. They originally started in the Grand Valley area of Colorado when they purchased land, with the idea to grow their own grapes. Though their own grapes had not started growing yet, they purchased grapes from other growers and started making their wine. Eventually, they decided owning land wasn’t the way they wanted to go. Between commuting still from Denver and finding that owning land and growing grapes was too much, Doug and Karen decided to sell their land and open Kingman in Denver.   Doug had wanted a job that he could still do once he retired and opening a winery allowed him to do […]

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16
Jun

Happy Hour Is My Favorite Hour

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I’m sure we can all agree there are few things better than a great happy hour. Leaving happy hour feeling full, maybe a bit tipsy, and not broke? Sign me up. Sometimes you just need to hit one on a Monday because it’s been a Monday or to celebrate the end of the week on a Friday. There are so many great Denver restaurants and bars with fantastic happy hours (there are even restaurants from our other lists that could be on this one – Central Bistro & Bar, Linger, and Postino to name a few), but these are a simply a few restaurants where the happy hour needs to be taken advantage of.   Lola | Coastal Mexican – […]

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14
Jun

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Balistreri Vineyards

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Since opening their doors in 1998, Balistreri Vineyards has truly been a family affair. There are currently three generations involved in the process – from making the wine to giving tours of the barrel room. John Balistreri and his wife are the owners, with John being the winemaker as well. Julie, whom we spoke to, says her official title is the “winemaker’s daughter,” meaning she wears a lot of different hats. And there are the grandkids who also work and help out. The family feel also goes into how they treat their customers. As Julie tells us, “when folks come here, we like to treat them like family.” They want their customers to feel at home when they come in […]

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17
May

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Bigsby’s Folly

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Introduction   Bigsby’s Folly is Denver’s newest winery. With the Roaring ‘20s and prohibition as their inspiration, they are looking to hit the ground running when they open in June. Husband and wife, Chad and Marla, were looking for a change of pace when they started their second careers. They had always wanted to open a winery in Napa, but with Napa having Napa prices, they decided Denver was the perfect fit.   With the help of their winemakers, Brian Graham and Chris Nelson, wine will be made both in Colorado and Napa. Brian will stay in California and produce their wines there, while Chris will be in charge of the Colorado winemaking. If wine is not your thing (we’ll […]

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12
May

Brunch Is Always A Good Idea

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I love a good brunch. I love that I don’t have to get up early to still enjoy breakfast, I can have either sweet or savory, and that my day is beginning with a mimosa. You know it’s going to be a good day when it’s a brunch day. Fortunately, Denver has so many great brunch spots to choose from. Enjoy a Denver day with a little food and a little day drinking.   Snooze Snooze is a great brunch spot. Open daily and with multiple locations throughout the city, including a one at Union Station, there’s something on the menu for everyone. You can’t go wrong with any of their benedict selections or their pancakes. How can you resist […]

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03
May

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Bonacquisti Wine Company

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Open a decade in the small Denver neighborhood of Sunnyside, Bonacquisti Wine Company have cemented themselves as a great part of the Colorado wine scene. Paul Bonacquisti, founder and winemaker, comes from a long-line of winemakers. “I grew up making wine as a family hobby. So I learned from my dad, who passed it on from my grandfather, who came from Italy,” he says. He had a job in radio, but when they switched formats and no longer needed him, he got his Certified Sommelier certification and went back to his winemaking roots.   The idea to open an urban winery was a bit of a no brainer. He lived in the area and didn’t want to move, farming isn’t […]

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19
Apr

Colorado Winery Spotlight: The Infinite Monkey Theorem

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With their unforgettable name and canned wine, TheInfinite Monkey Theorem has made a name for themselves not just in Denver, but throughout the states. Along with an additional location in Austin, they pride themselves on making their wine accessible to everyone and making wine drinking comfortable and enjoyable.   Ben Parsons, CEO and Winemaker, opened The Infinite Monkey Theorem in 2008 originally in the Santa Fe Arts District. “Ben had always had a passion in the wine industry,” Nicki McTague, VP of Corporate Operations, said, and unfortunately, it was the loss of Ben’s father that really pushed him to open the winery. Ben, originally from England, did a lot of his schooling in Australia and New Zealand, and then he […]

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14
Apr

Drinks With a View

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Spring is in the air, and if you’re anything like me, you’re itching to take advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather we’re having. There’s no telling when the next snowstorm may hit, so why not take advantage of this weather when you can? Personally, my version of spending time outside involves a patio or rooftop deck and a delicious drink in my hand. And fortunately for me, Denver has plenty of options that allow me to do such that. Whether it be Downtown, Cherry Creek, or LoHi, there is no shortage of places where I can drink and enjoy this beautiful state I call home.     Avanti F&B, a collective eatery This upscale version of a food court is […]

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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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