Mondo Vino

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Photos: Highland's Garden Cafe back in bloom

    Highlands Garden Cafe is back in business. After a long winter's nap, this week Pat Perry reopened her restaurant in Highland, where the garden is already in bloom. To celebrate the new patio season, Highlands Garden is taking names for a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to Mondo Vino (Best Win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Eight craft beer trends to look for in Colorado in 2013

    One of the best parts about Colorado's craft beer scene is that it changes constantly. From one week to the next, beer geeks can hit a new taproom, try an innovative new brew, head to a packed festival and generally make friends in other states jealous. The last year saw a lot of big news -- some ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Photos: Sugarlicious stocks scary Halloween treats

    Nothing says "Halloween is here!" like skeletal Hello Kitty tins filled with sour-orange, bone-shaped candies. Sure, the candies themselves are nothing more than boring Sweet Tarts, but this time of year, it's all about the presentation. Sugarlicious, a sweet shop in Cherry Creek, not only has great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Eleven stellar pinot noirs (and eight rock-star winemakers) mark the Pinot Posse's return to Denver

    Kendra AndersonPinot...yummy.​Our wait was finally over. Last night, exactly 365 days after our first, utterly unforgettable evening with eight ├╝ber-talented winemakers known as the Pinot Posse, we saddled up and ventured into the wilds of the Denver Tech Center for another wine-drenched homa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Our favorite neighborhood liquor stores for stocking up for New Year's Eve

    We're in the home stretch of the holiday season, but we've still got one more big blow-out before the post-festivity depression sets in: that epic drink-fest that is New Year's Eve. We fully acknowledge that by the time we ring in the new year, we'll be too, um, happy to taste the difference between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    St. Kilian's Cheese Shop: a new year with new owners

    St. Kilian's Cheese Shop is a boutique-style gem within walking distance of Mondo Vino and The Denver Bread Company -- making Highland Square a convenient stop for gathering party supplies -- and it specializes in French, Spanish and Italian cheeses, with a few select Swiss and Dutch wheels, and che ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Photos: Black Star Chocolates and Mondo Vino wines are a spirited holiday match

    J. Wohletz​There's an "it" couple that everyone wants at their party every Christmas -- the duo that livens up the festivities, gives the crowd something to talk about, and adds that certain something to make the gathering memorable. This pair, for example: a delicate bite of a smooth, hand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Four ways to give the gift of wine (and buy local) this holiday season

    ​With all the talk lately about Occupy This and The X Percenters, if you're like us, you're wondering how to align your gift giving instincts with your urge to support businesses hustling to make ends meet just like you are. And since we can't imagine a better way to spread a little joy this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Black Star Chocolates makes sweet chocolate lust -- one batch at a time.

    Andrew Starr is a choc-tease. He and his chocolatier partner, Jennifer Spielman, own Black Star Chocolates, and they create exciting, luscious and downright sensual confections. Since their chocolate creations are handmade, small-batch and filled with fresh, seasonal herbs and flowers, thought, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    A sake lesson from Izakaya Den's international sake-pairing event

    ​Sake, with its range of styles, light body and crisp finish, is ideal for food pairings as well as an easy thing to sip all night long. Plus, you can take down a lot of it and escape a hangover. Those factors should have long ago propelled it into a full-blown gastronomic trend, on every list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Mayday! May Day! Top 5 ways to get some action

    ​Get dirty! Head to Fruita for the 16th annual New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival this weekend, where organizers have dropped most of the pretense in favor of letting people go ride during the day and then party all night. Don't miss the Clunker Crit junker race on Saturday at 2 p.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Patrick Langlois finds the right ingredient: quinoa paired with Left Hand beer

    In Season Local Market​After five years working for Great Divide Brewing, Patrick Langlois has embarked on a new mission, one that explores local food, cooking and, at almost all times, beer. Each week, he'll be sharing a new adventure in his kitchen -- pairing his experiment with a good brew. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Best of Denver 2011 serves up hundreds of reasons to love where we live

    ​The Best of Denver 2011 had just hit the streets, so I hit a handy liquor store on my way to a haircut appointment yesterday. The owner met me at the register. "Mondo Vino!" he said. Oops. Mondo Vino had just been named the Best Wine Shop; I was at Wines Off Wynkoop, one of my favorites and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Five reasons why The Infinite Monkey Theorem might become your favorite winery

    ​It's a bitter drink to swallow, but Colorado's not exactly famous for making outstanding wines. Instead, an invitation to sample Colorado wines is typically met with anything from incredulity to utter scorn. That's not to say that all Colorado-bred wines suck. It's just that there aren't more ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    We had a party and tweeted about it: Westword #WebAwards winners!

    ​If you were there last night, thank you for coming to the first-ever Westword Web Awards party at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street. The room swelled (see full slideshow from the Web Awards) to about 400 bloggers, photographers, shameless self-promoters and artists, who tweeted about the thing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Katie Mullen's will be hot tonight

    Katie Mullen's, the Irish restaurant and bar at 1550 Court Place, opened two months ago, but it's hosting a grand-opening party from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 that's a benefit for Friends of the Denver Fire Department. Tickets are $25, and include cocktails and appetizers; for more informati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Venue pairs with wine guru Fran Kysela for wine dinner

    Venue opened just a few months ago in the former home of 8 Rivers. But already on February 3, it's offering its first wine dinner, pairing up with Fran Kysela, who was named one of the top selectors of wine by Wine Advocate. And the pairing has proved such an advance hit that the dinner's already so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008
  • Dining

    September 6, 2007


    French 250

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    Wine, Wine, Wine

    It's been dark days for Colorado, what with Ward Churchill, JonBenet Ramsey and Michael Tracey in particular (and CU in general) in the news. How like the national media to kick a good state when it's down. Two weeks ago, the New Yorker sidelined Denver, calling it a "second-tier city" in a piece ab ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 17, 2006

    Come Fly With Me

    Here's how to give visitors a true taste of Denver.

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Last Call

    Just before Prohibition, the Colorado Legislature gave us 3.2 beer. Now Blake Harrison wants to repeal the scourge.

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of July 29. 2004

  • Dining

    May 9, 2002


    Sunday Drive

  • Food & Drink

    April 4, 2002

    Best Outdoor-Picnic Combo

    St. Kilian's Cheese Shop

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    Check, Please!

    Readers give our food critic something to chew on.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Off Limits

    May flowers

  • Food & Drink

    March 29, 2001

    Best Wine Shop

    Mondo Vino

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Closed Calls

    Restaurants quickly come and go.

  • Dining

    August 3, 2000

    The Bite

    Bleu in the face.

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000

    Neighborhood Match

    Offbeat Italian eatery is a perfect reflection of its surroundings.