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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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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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11
Sep

Top Five Wine Festivals in Colorado

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Colorado’s wine country consists of over 100 vineyards and wineries in the western slope and about a dozen in the front range. The state is fast becoming known for its high quality wine and wide variety of wine . If you really want to try tasty and high quality wine, you should go directly to the source and visit our Colorado Wineries. You can also find a wide range of Colorado wine tasting events that feature numerous award-winning wineries all at once and in this article we are going to cover some of the best wine festivals in Colorado. Annual Governor’s Cup Wine Tasting This is an event with a lot of tradition behind it. It’s included in many Colorado wine tours and it does […]

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18
Aug

Colorado Summer Wines

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Allie Kohler It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime Ah, sweet summertime. Here in Colorado we are in the prime of summer. The days are long and sunny, the nights are cool and relaxing, and best of all, a sip of chilled, sweet wine is perfect on any day for every occasion. Here are some delicious, cooling and refreshing Colorado summer wines that are sure to bring down the heat as the temperature rises. Red Silver Vines Winery Rocky Red ($13)   We all know that there is nothing better than a warming glass of red wine on a cold winter’s night, sipped in front of the fire place or in a steamy bubble bath, but don’t be too quick to […]

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01
Apr

Urban Wine Making in Denver

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Many times people are shocked to find wineries here in Denver. They are curious to know if there are vineyards or where the grapes come from. More importantly people are often times curious about the urban wine making process.   In a nutshell everything is crushed, aged and bottled here in Denver. Although, as we have often mentioned there are no vineyards here in Denver most of the grapes come from the Western Slope, Grand Junction and Palisade, CO. Harvest is not always good in this beautiful state so many times wineries bring in grapes from California. Ultimately for Denver and Colorado wine makers or vintners the goal is to make excellent hand-crafted wine. One of the most important variables if [...]

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20
Jun

Winery Tour Proposal in Denver

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Proposal at one of the wineries It can be hard to figure out the best proposal ideas, especially as a guy. We seem to be very simpleminded in this department. When we were approached to do a winery tour/proposal party I thought it would be very straight forward (thinking like a guy). Well, we found that it was a bit different than we had thought. It was a late afternoon when I received an email from Sara about a winery tour reservation. She was the person who was organizing everything for a birthday winery tour. She asked “do you have any ideas for a secret proposal at one of the wineries? The birthday girl’s boyfriend wants to propose. This was […]

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25
May

COLORADO’S 300 DAYS OF SUNSHINE CLAIM

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A MYTH or TRUTH? The month of May has been a fantastic and busy month for Mile High Wine Tours. We’ve had bachelorette wine excursions, anniversaries and other special occasions. The weather in Colorado as many natives know can be unpredictable and this has been specially true for this month. We have had snow, rain and few sunny clear days. So, do we actually have 300 days of sunshine? The answer is no. Colorado doesn’t actually maintain 300 days of sunshine, even though the state uses that claim as an unofficial slogan. The slogan was first written in the 1870s, when a publicist for a railroad company, used the idea to attract people from the East to the West. Since […]

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