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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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09
Jun

Your Favorite Denver Wine Bars

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With so many places to eat in Denver, it’s sometimes impossible to narrow down the choices. But if you’re simply in the mood for a glass of wine (or bottle because it’s just been that kind of day) and a small plate, then we’ve got you covered. While this list isn’t comprehensive of all of the Denver wine bars, it’s a diverse selection that may be just what you are looking for.   Postino Located in LoHi, Postino is an Italian “WineCafe.” They have an extensive wine list that tends to change seasonally as well as beer and cider. As far as food options go, they have an extensive list of bruschetta, all of which are delicious. You can also […]

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31
May

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Bigsby’s Folly

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The Winemaking Though Bigsby’s Folly is a Colorado winery, there will be some love for California as well. Rather than producing wine in just Colorado, they will also make wine in Napa and Sonoma, California. Because of the location of their productions, they will have two winemakers – Chris Nelson and Brian Graham. Locally, Chris will make the Colorado wines, while Brian will be out in California.   “Because wineries no longer need to be tethered to where the grapes are growing, […] by having an urban winery, we can really source the best fruit that we can,” explains Marla. Because Chad and Marla wanted to “keep a close tie to Napa and Sonoma,” having two winemakers allows them to […]

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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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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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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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12
Oct

Top Wine Bars in Denver

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Denver is known for its brewery industry and more recently for the many dispensaries that are all over town. The city’s wine and wineries are less known but have been on a rise of popularity. Denver is starting to become the perfect place for wine lovers.  It can be a wonderful place for any wine enthusiast or beginner with its non-pretentious social wine scene. The city offers good variety of wine venues and atmospheres. Corridor 44 Address: Larimer Square, 1433 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202, United States Contact: (303)893-0044 www.corridor44.com Corridor 44 is best known for a hip and modern spot for cocktails, champagne, charcuterie, and shared plates. The reason why this bar is called corridor 44 is because its corridor or hall is 44 […]

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27
Sep

Palisade Wine Festival

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With Fall comes the changing of the leaves, but it also brings Colorado’s largest wine festival to the western slope region, Colorado’s Mountain Winefest. This year’s festival featured its traditional grape stomping, over 50 wineries from all over the state, and some delicious food. The festival attracted over 6000 attendees from all over the US looking to get a taste of Colorado wine. It was our first year attending as a vendor and we wanted to make the wine festival more memorable for attendees. We began giving away wine tours all day long and the response was amazing! As festival goers poured in the morning, we began our mission of exposing the wonderful wineries of Denver through our wine tours.  It was exciting […]

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04
Sep

A toast to Colorado Wine

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With almost 300 days of sunshine year after year and the refreshing mountain breeze to keep the nights nice and chilly. Coupled with perfect humidity, nature brings beauty, taste and adventure together into the ideal conditions for growing world-class wine grapes that make way for the perfect character and chemistry required to produce award-winning wines. It is the majestic mountains, bright sunshine, and brilliant blue sky that make Colorado such a beautiful state. When you are looking for the perfect wine lovers paradise, one place you just cannot miss is Denver, Colorado. Home to some of the world’s best distilleries producing some of the finest wines , Denver Colorado is just the place for all you wine lovers. A trip […]

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