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28
Apr

Colorado Mountain Winefest

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  It’s finally the time of year for concerts, festivals, hiking and camping. If you’re from Colorado, you know that summer can be full of adventure and unforgettable memories. Something I look forward to every year is the Keystone Wine and Jazz festival. The fun starts by getting a group of friends together, renting a scenic hotel room and getting the opportunity to taste hundreds of different wines in a weekend. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to try all the wine if you don’t want to.) The weather is always perfect, the mountain air is refreshing, and the music is exciting. Not only is there wine, but there are amazing food vendors surrounding the festival. The chefs from exquisite restaurants […]

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26
Apr

Wednesday Wisdom: Washington Wine

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Though famous for their rain and coffee, Washington has become the second-largest wine producing state in the United States, only behind California. German and Italian immigrants planted wine grapes in the 1860’s, but it wasn’t until a century later that winemaking took off. Since 1960, over 900 wineries have opened in Washington with over 50,000 acres of vineyards. Washington is interesting because while they have 50,000+ acres of vineyards, there are wineries that are separate from the vineyard and vineyards that sell grapes to multiple wineries. This is especially true for the wineries on the western side of the state where the amount of rain makes growing grapes difficult.   When they first came on the scene, Washington was well […]

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21
Apr

Rosé All Day Every Day

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Rosé is no longer just a season. It’s been a long time coming, but the time has come to enjoy Rosé all year round. We often associate rosé with a summer drink. It seemed only acceptable to drink it during the warmer months. But times, they are a changing. While rosé is more of a crisp wine, and is nice on a warm spring day, it’s no different than drinking a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc in the winter. And since we live in a state that has over 300 days of sunshine, there is no reason to be contained to just a few months to enjoy a bottle of rosé.   One of the reasons that we may think […]

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12
Apr

Wednesday Wisdom: Italian Wine

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  Italy: home to gelato, Maserati, and 20 regions that produce wine. With over 370 wine grapes indigenous to Italy and over 1.5 million acres of vineyards, there is no shortage of wine or its history.   The history of winemaking in Italy goes back thousands of years. While producing wine there is a lifestyle, it wasn’t Italians who originally started the winemaking process in Italy. The Greeks brought their winemaking skills to southern Italy and Sicily, while the Etruscans started producing wine in central Italy. Then the Romans took the process and ran with it. As population increased so did demand; they began to export wine throughout Europe and soon other regions adopted their winemaking process. Though, that process […]

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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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12
Dec

Exploring Colorado’s Wine Scene: Wild Women Winery

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Looking for a cozy yet hip wine bar downtown? Consider visiting  Wild Women Winery. Residing at the same location for over eight years, this winery is unique in organizational structure, location, and the delicious wines offered. Founded by Charlene Meriwether, Wild Women Winery is a woman’s business: by women and for women. Charlene explains the origin of the idea started under a franchise called “Lone Star Vino”  As the name suggests, this concept came out of Texas. However, since then, the winery has been rebranded to the Wild Women Winery we know today.   For the winery, they are fortunate enough to have an amazing location, making it a true gem. The winery is nestled between 16th street, and the […]

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30
Nov

Brine with Wine

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Wine is not only for drinking with your meal. You can brine and marinate your meats with it to get that next level flavor your family will enjoy. By Epiphinae McClennon Brining your meats is becoming more popular by the everyday cook. Leaner meats benefit from brining because the salt water solution creates an opportunity for the muscles in the meat to absorb the moisture. The ultimate wish for every holiday cook is to present a bird that is perfectly golden, crispy, and juicy. Adding wine into the mix will not disappoint you. By using a wine that you would pair to drink you create a complimentary flavor that creates and experience in your mouth. To brine with wine, a […]

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23
Nov

Have Wine and Be Merry!

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Nothing says happy holidays like a good wine. Here are some ways to win with wine this season! By Epiphinae McClennon The time has come my friends. Yes, the holidays are among us and it is time to sprinkle your holiday magic. Whether it be impressing the in-laws with an aged red wine or wowing your guests with an infused dish, here you will find all you need to be victorious this holiday! The Ultimate Gift  You are steadily trying to avoid holiday shopping. Everything about Black Friday sales and endless checkout lines makes you uneasy about Christmas with the family. This year, use wine to impress your best friend, in-laws, and coworkers. An article from snooth.com says that the […]

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03
Oct

13 Autumn Sangria Recipes To Fall For

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By: Allie Kohler Cinnamon, spice and everything you want in a fall sangria is all right here. Celebrating the autumn harvest, cooler weather and changing colors brings with it the best of sangria inspirations. After getting lost in, found and lost again in the maze of Pinterest fall recipes, from Caramel Apple to Fireball sangria and everything in between, I bring to you the top 13 autumn sangria recipes to fall for this season.   1. Caramel Apple Sangria: With caramel sauce, caramel vodka, sweet apples, cinnamon and white wine, this recipe makes the perfect adult beverage to commemorate our favorite childhood fall treat. (via 3 Yummy Tummies)   2. Autumn Sangria with Pinot Noir and Apple Cider: This simple, delicious five-ingredient recipe is […]

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08
Sep

Top Five Things to Know About Organic Wine

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Allie Kohler You may have noticed that wine is the latest commodity on the frontline of the great organic debate. I’m sure many of you are furrowing a brow, wondering what organic wine is. That’s a thing? What does it mean? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered and have condensed this massive topic to just the top five things to know about organic wine. 1. What is organic wine: Basically, organic wine is wine produced from organic grapes. Simple enough, right? In the US, organic wine qualifies as wine produced from grapes that were grown organically, meaning without fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. Also in the US, the wine has no added sulfites. In Europe and Canada, organic wine is similarly produced from organic grapes; however, it may […]

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