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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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23
Apr

Wine…It’s What’s For Dinner:

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Feat. Viognier   Originally from Rhône, a region in France, viognier grapes are relatively rare. In the 1960’s, the grape was near extinction, until it was planted in California. Although demand has slowed since the 1990’s, in 1998, the viognier varietal was grown in more than 1000 acres. Currently, there are fewer than 300 acres of viognier grapes in Rhône, but it is being grown in parts of the world such as the aforementioned California, Washington, Virginia, Chile, and Australia. Viognier is a full-bodied white wine, and while its aromas and flavors are often considered sweet, it is more of a dry wine. The biggest and most common aromas and flavors that come through in Viognier wine are honeysuckle, peach, […]

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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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16
Apr

Wine…It’s What’s For Dinner

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Feat. Cabernet Sauvignon   Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that you see everywhere, but otherwise may not know much about. The cabernet sauvignon grape is the love child between sauvignon blanc and cabernet franc; it is a full-body red that is incredibly tannic, but also layered and powerful. Because of the tannins, Cabernet Sauvignon has the ability to age well once it’s bottled, though this isn’t to say it can’t be consumed right away. The other characteristic that sets cabernet sauvignon apart from other wines is its distinct flavors and aromas. Black current and black cherry are the two you’ll likely pick up first, but it also often contains hints of tobacco, licorice, green bell pepper, and cigar amongst others. […]

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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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09
Apr

Wine…It’s What’s For Dinner

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Feat. Riesling   Riesling is one of the most versatile wines in the world. Though it hails from Germany, the grapes can be found in regions all over the world. Because Riesling grapes are grown in different areas, it is made in different styles; the wine tends to reflect the region from which it comes. While it may be made in different styles, the same characteristics tend to carry throughout: high acidity, low alcohol, and aromatic. Riesling often carries the fruity aromas of peaches, melons, apricots, and apples. It’s a light, refreshing wine that smells good and is easy on your taste buds. Where Riesling really gets interesting is when the topic of dry or sweet wine comes up. Riesling […]

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07
Apr

Springtime Spritzer

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Hello Readers! I hope you are enjoying that springtime weather, I know I am. I am so ready for summer and all the warmth it brings; I’m over not being able to go anywhere without a coat. I myself am always cold, but since it is getting warmer out, I would like to share a story of how I discovered Wine Spritzers and Sangria. For most of my adult life, I always observed that red wine seemed to be for the cold season. You never drank that full-bodied Malbec on a hot day because the sun was meant for a crisp and cooling Moscato, right? True, but if you prefer red wines, you don’t have to forgo it just because […]

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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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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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