Vineyards and Winemakers

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    October 23, 2014

    Infinite Monkey Theorem Takes Canned Wines Nationwide, Hosts Halloween Can Debut

    The canned craft-beer craze has overtaken the packaged beer market to the extent that it's no longer shocking to see barleywines, imperial stouts and double -- or even triple -- IPAs in 12- and 16-ounce cans in liquor-store cold cases and even at upscale bars and restaurants. But wine drinkers are a ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    John Hickenlooper signs bill at Infinite Monkey Theorem, wine now on tap at Gov's Mansion

    In March, Governor John Hickenlooper introduced a craft-beer draft system at the Governor's Mansion. Now he can show off another one of Colorado liquid assets there: wine. On Friday, Hickenlooper was at the Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery in RiNo to sign a bill that now allows Colorado wineries to bo ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    December 5, 2012

    Three unlikely online wine clubs eager to quench your thirst

    It seems like everybody and their neighbor wants to be in the wine business. Last week, we spilled the juice on Denver-based Club W's first year in the monthly wine club business. While we found their edgy-cool offerings well worth the hype, as we did our research we couldn't help noticing that the ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Moving to Canada to protest the election results? Three things to know about Canadian wine

    No matter who you were pulling for in last night's Presidential contest, if you were on the losing side, you undoubtedly heard more than a few of your disgruntled peeps threaten to move to Canada in protest. Well, before you start packing your bags, we thought it only proper to give you the lowdown ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Five stellar South African wines

    Wine drinkers typically skew into two categories: those who love the taste of dirt, and those who are all about big fruit flavors. Put another way, the first group consists of peeps who worship at the altar of everything old world, including wines from across the pond (read: Europe), usually in a st ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    Three juicy reasons to spend your weekend at Colorado Mountain WineFest

    The Colorado wine industry is having a kick-ass year. In fact, we might even say that 2012 will go down as the one in which our state's wine biz officially blew up. Let's rewind: In April, our fair city hosted the fourth annual Drink Local Wine conference, a national affair that lured a clique of t ... More >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Five ways Colorado Urban WineFest will rock this week

    What do Governor John Hickenlooper and chef-restaurateur Frank Bonanno have in common?

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    April 25, 2012

    Three Colorado winemakers worthy of Drink Local Wine week love

    A little more than nine months ago, we ruffled a lot more than a few feathers by voicing our opinion on the local wine industry. Everyone from the Front Range Winery Association to hobbyist vintners juiced over where we got the balls to speak our minds on such an -- unbeknownst to us -- unbelievabl ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Four delicious California wines to [re]acquaint yourself with

    There are two kinds of wine drinkers: Some seek out new wines like so many blind dates, eager to make the acquaintance of a lover more intriguing than the last; others are more like serial monogamists -- they form long-standing relationships with specific grapes, regions or winemakers to whom they r ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Five incredible pink wines to kick off rosé drinking season

    A sun-soaked, 75-plus degree afternoon for the Rockies' home opener. Buds blooming on the trees outside our terrace. Flip-flop adorned feet everywhere we look. Seems it's been an age since Denver enjoyed a springtime as warm and inviting as this one -- and the early onset of balmier temps has brough ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    The Kitchen Denver will include a raw bar -- and a big bar

    In just a week and a half, the Denver outpost of The Kitchen will make its debut on 16th Street, extending the community-based restaurant empire Kimbal Musk and Hugo Matheson began in Boulder eight years ago to the Mile High City. And while Musk has promised that the Denver space won't stray far fro ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Indie Winemaker Dinner at the Kitchen

    Much like craft brewers, independent winemakers are at the cutting edge of all things related to their specific area of alcohol. And tonight, you can check out an array of grape innovations at The Kitchen, 1039 Pearl Street in Boulder, which will be hosting an Indie Winemaker Dinner. The meal which ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Three CU grads launch Winestyr, a way to discover small wineries

    Bob Wilson graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in finance but wanted, he says, "to do something I was interested in -- something I thought would be fun." That's why he went into wine: "I ended up working with a distributor with a goal to work at a winery."

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    December 8, 2011

    Silver Vines Winery opens in Olde Town Arvada

    ​Brothers Jeff and Danny Chayer are originally from Minnesota, but they've spent the past four years working in the Texas wine industry. "He was a winemaker," Danny says of Jeff. "I was a manager of one of the wineries." There, they learned the ropes of the craft, and, Danny says, developed ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Five soul-warming Colorado wines to savor during the snowstorm

    ​Like it or not, for years people have habitually lumped wines from Colorado into its own special (read: inferior) category of domestic winemaking. Bottles from other, more mainstream wine-producing regions in the U.S., like California, Oregon, and Washington State, seem to score all the props ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Is keg wine the next keg beer?

    When the Kitchen [Next Door] opened in Boulder earlier this year, it didn't have a single bottle of wine on the beverage list. Instead, the restaurant installed a keg system from which it pours three whites and five reds. Frasca Food & Wine's Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson pursued a s ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    Three reasons why Colorado wines still suck (and three Colorado winemakers who are getting it right)

    ​Last month we attended the first annual Colorado Winefest - Denver, and for the first time tasted a number of truly delicious, locally produced wines we could recommend to you without pause. So you can certainly understand how we were legitimately fired up about an already scheduled wine-tast ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Meet Lance Hanson of Peak Spirits

    ​The Colorado Cocktail Project, with its mission to create the official Colorado Cocktail, will celebrate this state's most liquid assets at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany, on Sunday and Monday, June 26-27. We've already profiled many of the bartenders who've submitted recipes fo ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Five Colorado wines (finally!) worth drinking by the case

    ​Have you ever gotten the impression that Colorado wines kinda suck? If you're really, really honest with yourself, you probably answered yes - and you're not the only person who feels that way. A glance at the wine list of many of Denver's top-rated dining destinations routinely reveals fewer ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Four perfect-for-summer Italian wines

    ​Italian wines can be hard to love. They're unabashedly old world, full of mouthwatering acidity, brazenly tannic, and as terroir-driven as they come. They're also endlessly intriguing. Each of Italy's winemaking regions tells the unique, richly historic tale of its evolution from independent ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Are organic wines worth the hype? Here are four worth trying

    ​You're a wine lover. You love our planet. So how many bottles of organic wine did you drink on Earth Day? Oh, yeah, that's right -- zero. And if our guess is correct, it's not because you didn't want to; it's because you had no idea how to drink organic wine. Getting to the straight-up truth ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    The Kitchen rolls out a farm-to-table wine list

    The KitchenTim Wanner tasting at Hobo winery, a sustainable producer in Sonoma​When The Kitchen opened in Boulder seven years ago, it was a concept based on the idea of community feeding community, sourcing from local and sustainable producers and acknowledging their work while turning out bis ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Think wine scores don't matter? Three ways to use them to help you drink better wine

    ​ Wow. Who knew that The Infinite Monkey Theorem (aka Denver's little winery that could) scoring Colorado's first 88-point Wine Spectator review would stir up so many passionate responses about the validity of wine reviews? Laura Shunk's scathing critique of most wine industry rags' random, s ... More >>

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    February 16, 2011

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery gets major love from Wine Spectator

    ​Valentine's Day came early for Ben Parsons, winemaker/owner of The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery. Not in the form of chocolate-covered corkscrews or any other such frippery; the gift he received was something every Colorado winemaker has been pining away for: a Wine Spectator score of 88 poi ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Pinot Posse wines spark Old World vs. New World debate

    ​Last week's post featuring the wines of the Pinot Posse sparked much debate over the respective merits and flaws of modern, new world-style pinot noir. At one end of the table, we had the new world wine lovers, who revel in bottles bursting with ripe, mouthwateringly juicy fruit, and (though ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Eight great Pinot Posse winemakers strut their juice at Table 6

    ​Imagine an evening wherein eight of the coolest, most talented and down-to-earth pinot noir producers present their hand-picked selections for you to taste -- and by taste, we mean consume liberal amounts of -- while you soak up stories about how the grapes looked at harvest and why the weath ... More >>

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    January 17, 2011

    Tonight: Pinot Posse Tag Team Winemaker Dinner at Fruition and Table 6

    A Flickr photo.​Pinot, pinot, and more pinot: Eight cult pinot noir winemakers from California and Oregon (Owen Roe, Keefer Ranch, and Kosta Browne, to name a few) who make up the Pinot Posse will present their wines simultaneously tonight at Table 6, 609 Corona Street (303-831-8800, www.table ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 23, 2010 gives voice to Colorado's growing wine industry

    ​Local food has crept onto just about every menu on the Front Range. And if Jacob Harkins has his way, local wine will follow. Last fall, Harkins started an online magazine called that focuses on the Colorado wine industry, aiming to expose consumers and chefs to Colorado win ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Infinite Monkey Theorem winemaker Ben Parsons and Masterpiece Deli chef Justin Brunson team up to launch Lechon

    Infinite Monkey Theorem winemaker Ben Parsons​What began as a friendship between winemaker and chef has morphed into a business partnership between Infinite Monkey Theorem winemaker Ben Parsons and Masterpiece Deli executive chef Justin Brunson. The two met not long after Parsons moved from P ... More >>

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    June 15, 2010

    Catch World Cup fever with five winning South African wines

    ​I've never been a fan of soccer, but seeing everyone get all fired up for the start of the World Cup this past weekend gave me a great excuse to revisit the other cool thing you've probably never realized about South Africa, and that's the fact that some rockin' good juice is produced there. ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Five Oregon wineries to make you rethink your Napa habit

    ​For whatever reasons, Napa Valley is still viewed as the Holy Grail of wine destinations for a majority of American wine lovers. Don't get me wrong: I've been to Napa many times and there's no denying that some of the most fantastic juice in the world is produced there. But given the state ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Whole Foods celebrates Fair Trade Month today with lunch "happy" hour

    ​We all know that drinking a glass of red wine a day is good for our health, but did you know that some wines are also good for the environment? October is Fair Trade Month at Whole Foods, and to help celebrate, Bernard Fontannaz, founder and owner of Origin Wines and winemaker for Fairhills ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Tonight: Wines from California vines at Opus

    ​Littleton's Opus restaurant, 2575 West Main Street, is hosting a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. this evening with grape guru Lisa Rein, the associate winemaker for Row Eleven Wine Company, a producer based in San Rafael, California. The four-course menu, prepared by owner/exec chef Michael Long, in ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Today: A celebrity cook-off, wine-tasting event and the kick-off to Telluride's wine festival

    Melissa Harrison Tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m., TrueChild, a national organization that works to abolish child stereotyping, is hosting a reception, silent auction and the "True Flavors Celebrity Cook-off" at Mise En Place, 1801 Wynkoop Street. The match-up features two culinary teams, one led by Top Ch ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Jax puts its fin into the wine game

    Jax Fish House, which is part of the Big Red F Restaurant Group, has introduced its own wine -- with the help of vintner Sineann, a small winemaker in Yamhill County, Oregon, run by Peter Rosback. That's after Big Red F head honcho Dave Query traveled up and down the West Coast looking something goo ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Biondi Santi tasting at Parisi tonight

    Parisi, at 4401 Tennyson Street, hosts a wine-tasting and seminar on the wines of Biondi Santi, led by winemaker Luca Belingardi, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. The price is $50 per person (and includes imported Tuscan salumi, cheeses and bread), and reservations are definitely required; call 303-561- ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery creates order from chaos

    "I've got junkies sleeping outside my door," Ben Parsons says, warning me to lock my car when I visit the Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery. "There are needles around here all the time." Hmmm...sounds like a perfect place to make wine, I think. But as it turns out, it is. Because Parsons not only likes ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    February 5, 2004

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    Valentine's Day turns guys into sweethearts

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    March 13, 2003

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