What's the hardest test you've ever heard of? For many, the bar exam -- the test every aspiring attorney must pass in order to legally practice law -- will come to mind. The test's difficulty cannot be denied; only about 55,000 people pass every year. But the fact is, the test to become a Master S ... More >>
If you love pinot noir and chardonnay -- specifically, the particularly revered varieties which hail from the postage stamp-sized wine-producing region of Burgundy, France -- you may want to buy a lottery ticket today. See also: - The Boulder Burgundy Festival delivered the juice - Four top wine t ... More >>
"The first duty of wine is to be red; the second is to be a Burgundy." So say many hard-core oenophiles around the world, for whom the sun rises and sets according to the vintage charts, weather forecasts and harvest projections associated with a relatively tiny (we're talking roughly 200 miles) ... More >>
Mizuna, 225 East Seventh Avenue, will present a Burgundy wine dinner tonight with special guest Brett Zimmerman, master sommelier at Boulder Wine Merchant. Seats costs $120, call 303-832-4778 for more details. For information on dozens of culinary events around town, visit our online Food & Dri ... More >>
Food truck are revving up for the summer, which means plenty of parties -- including Boulder's first, set for June 8. But the mobile movement really gets in gear this week. Here's a taste of what's on the culinary calendar:
When Brett Zimmerman and his team at the Boulder Wine Merchant are throwing an event, you'd be wise to rearrange your schedule and get there. The master sommelier offers some unique opportunities to taste rare wines in fun contexts, thereby expanding the horizons of his buyers and giving wine fans n ... More >>
Sherry, a fortified Spanish wine that ranges from light and dry to round and sweet, has fallen by the wayside as a fashionable beverage. In fact, we're willing to bet that today more people associate sherry with old ladies or cooking wine than with something they'd pair with dinner. Brett Zimmerman ... More >>
How many times have you been sitting in a restaurant or standing in the aisle of an unfamiliar wine store, staring down a wine list or at a row of bottles and wondering what to get? Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier and owner of Boulder Wine Merchant, bets that it happens to more than a few o ... More >>
Yesterday morning, sixty people huddled over rows of glasses in the new addition at The Mediterranean in Boulder, feverishly writing notes while sniffing and sipping. While they worked, a panel of master sommeliers highlighted comparisons and characteristics of wines from Burgundy, walking th ... More >>
Watch for Fluff Bar to open in early October at 1516 Wazee Street. Originally slated to be called Fluff Beauty Bar, the combo hair salon, cocktail lounge and champagne bar dropped "beauty" for reasons that should be obvious -- if you've ever been to the fourteen-month-old Beauty Bar, at least ... More >>
Watch for Fluff Bar to open in early October at 1516 Wazee Street. Originally slated to be called Fluff Beauty Bar, the combo hair salon, cocktail lounge and champagne bar dropped "beauty" for reasons that should be obvious (if you've ever been to the fourteen-month-old Beauty Bar, at least).
You be the judge. Cochon 555, the porkeriffic national competition that trots into Denver on Sunday, April 3, recently announced the five Colorado chefs combating for the Prince of Porc title: Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bisto Vendome); Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken); Alex ... More >>
Over the past few years, Boulder has become rife with wine educators, serving as the home for a high percentage of the country's few master sommeliers. And that is, in large part, due to Wayne Belding and Sally Mohr, owners of the Boulder Wine Merchant, 2690 Broadway, and among the first Am ... More >>
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