Wine Tasting and Touring

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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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    August 4, 2014

    Three Book Events in Denver for the Week of August 4-10

    This week's literary picks bounce between a promising novelist's debut, a pop star's foray into fiction and a bookish wine tasting; read on for all the details. See also: The ten best comedy events in Denver this August

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    April 11, 2014

    Art, brunch, wine and a Taste of Pearl on the culinary calendar this weekend

    Get out an enjoy Denver's abundance of decks and patios today and tomorrow -- snow is coming Sunday. Fortunately, there are plenty of activities to warm the heart and soul -- and fill the stomach -- through the weekend, including the fourteenth annual edition of DAM Uncorked and Taste of Pearl. Keep ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014

    Glass Half Full pours out support for Greenhouse Scholars tonight

    Put a little optimism in a student's glass while filling yours -- with wine. Greenhouse Scholars is holding its annual Glass Half Full wine-tasting and fundraising event this evening, giving community members the chance to help transform the lives of our future leaders. See also: Wine dinners, bee ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    Wine dinners, beer dinners and more drinks for a good cause on the culinary calendar

    Whether you're looking for a cure for cancer, a night out to support the arts or just an excuse to eat great food paired with local brews, there's a lot to drink in this week. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Landry's cooks up a Signature Chef Series for sprin ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Bordeaux bashes: Taste forty wines or mix your own tonight

    Black Pearl is teaming up with Trinchero, a Napa Valley winery, for tonight's Build Your Own Bordeaux Dinner. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will also welcome new executive chef Samir Mohammad (former chef of Lala's and the Village Cork), who'll prepare a six-course dinner to pair with the Bo ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Former Squeaky Bean alum Stephen Gallic named the new director of operations of CapRock Farm Bar

    When chef Max MacKissock and several members of his kitchen crew exited the Squeaky Bean in August, Stephen Gallic, the Bean's superbly gracious front-of-the-house showman, departed, too, landing, as did MacKissock, along with other former Bean alums Blake Edmunds and pastry chef Matthew Thompson, a ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Wine for sipping, wine for schmoozing tonight

    Vinue Food and Wine Bar, 2817 East Third Avenue, is hosting a mixer for singles between thirty and forty this evening. The event, which costs $79.95, includes a food- and wine-tasting and begins at 6 p.m.; call 720-287-1156 to RSVP.

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    July 19, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    Eat, drink and soak up the scenery at the Taste of Vail

    The gather and huddle in the early afternoon, often under the threat of ominous skies threatening to dump buckets of snow in their champagne flutes and on their foie gras. But that doesn't stop the hearty oenophiles and gastronauts from making the airborne gondola pilgrimage to the mountaintop picni ... 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 13, 2011

    Argentina BBQ & Wine Tasting at Lala's

    ​Too cold to grill outside? Let Lala's Wine Bar Pizzeria, 410 East Seventh Avenue, do the work for you at today's Argentina BBQ & Wine Tasting, complete with grilled barbeque, a wine-tasting inside and tapas paired with that wine. And don't worry about the weather; this is all indoors from 4 ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: sushi-making, Argentinian barbecue and wine and more

    ​As the restaurant community gears up for Christmas -- and let's not forget the planned blowouts on New Year's Eve -- this week's culinary calendar is somewhat slim. Don't forget, though, you can check out a blizzard of ongoing weekly and monthly events in our online food-and-drink listings, a ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Beaujolais and Beyond, CANniversary and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​Oskar Blues is celebrating its CANniversary, the coveted Beaujolais varietal gets released, and there's a lot more in food-and-beverages happening in this week's culinary calendar. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

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    August 5, 2011

    Avery Brewing's growth and possible exit from Boulder could lead to zoning changes

    Facebook​The City of Boulder is considering ways to make it easier for breweries, wineries and distilleries located in industrial parts of the city to open restaurants. Right now, those businesses are only allowed by the city's zoning code to open a kitchen under certain conditions. For insta ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Highly Rated Wine Tasting and Vina Robles Winemaker Dinner tonight

    ​If the heat has you coming uncorked, a couple of wine-centric events should help you chill. Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, is joining with Argonaut Liquors to host a wine tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight. This round, it's the Highly Rated Wine Tasting, featuring wines with ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Hot-dog-eating contest, progressive dinner and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​Besides Elise Wiggins' new Summer Local week at Panzano, there is a plethora of beer-, wine- and meat-centric events taking place this week, plus an annual Hot-Dog Eating Contest on Sunday. Here's a taste of what's ahead:

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    June 16, 2011

    Shangri-La Cafe now pouring Sutcliffe Vineyards wine

    ​For the past year, Shangri-La Cafe, the tiny coffee shop wedged into the space between Lola and Vita in the Lower Highland, has built a steady following, thanks to its Lavazza espresso drinks, coffee and pressed sandwiches -- sandwiches so stellar that the shop won our Best Panini award in Be ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    D.I.N.E., Colorado Wine Dinner and more on this week's culinary calendar

    ​Great Divide's monthly beer-and-cheese pairing is always a good draw -- and there's lots more taking place this week in Denver's foodie scene. Here's what's on the menu:

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    Two wines that prove old world still rules

    ​There's been a lot of debate in the wine world of late, the gist of which revolves around whether popular, top-selling new world wines deserve their acclaim. It's an interesting debate, for sure. Are Napa Valley cabs every bit as good as their Bordeaux-based brethren? For that matter, should ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Winter Brew Fest, wine dinners and more

    A Flickr photo.​What's on the menu for this week? A host of wine-tastings, classes and the Winter Brew Fest. Here's a taste:

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    January 4, 2011

    How to drink better wine in 2011

    ​ 2011 isn't just a new year. You may not be ready to face this just yet, but you're now on day four of an entirely new decade. Why aim low by setting a beginner's resolution to drink more wine, when you can truly step up your game for the Twenty Eleven and resolve to drink better wine? Impro ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Paul Giese's class at D'Vine Wine: don't overswirl and [Yellow Tail] gets a red light

    J. WohletzSommelier Paul Giese​ Saving the world from wine ignorance, one glass at a time -- that's Paul Giese, executive sommelier, certified wine educator and instructor at last Saturday's chocolate, wine and cheese tasting class held at D'Vine Wine. Giese teaches wine-tasting workshops ide ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Tonight: Wines for the Holidays

    ​Book it: From 6 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling Street in Arvada, will host Wines for the Holidays. The wine-tasting features Colorado's finest wines; tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the Arvada Community Food Bank. for more info, call 720-898-7400. For informat ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    October 18, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Taco-eating contests, Dinner for Sinners and more

    A Flickr photo.​Beer dinners, wine tastings, and a photography class on capturing images of fine food are all on the menu this week -- and much more. Here's a taste of what's coming up:

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    October 15, 2010

    Marczyk offers one more night of Meat on the Street

    ​Another sign that Indian summer continues: One more night of Meat on the Street at Marczyk Fine Foods. The crew is grilling Niman Ranch burgers right now at 770 East 17th Avenue; they're $6.99 each. The attached wine store will also be offering a wine-tasting until 7:30 p.m. Find more info ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Tonight: Zin is in at Park Hill Golf Club

    ​Every month, Park Hill Golf Club, 4141 East 35th Avenue, teams up with Argonaut Wine & Liquor to offer a wine tasting. This round, they'll be exploring zinfandels; tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, and that includes both wine and apps. Sign up by calling 303-333-5411. For informat ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Sample the town's liquid assets tonight

    The "Soup for the Soul" fundraiser for Porter Hospice and St. Anthony Hospice that was snowed out two weeks ago has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel. Tickets issued for March 26 are still good, and they're also for sale at $90 each at 303-715-7612. Also tonight ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009


    Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder at Morton’s Steakhouse.

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    March 19, 2009

    Wine and cheese...and green chile?

    Danielle Cyrot, chief winemaker for St. Clement Winery in the Napa Valley, will host a wine-tasting at Strings, 1700 Humboldt Street tonight at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30, and a portion benefits the Women's Bean Project; for reservations, go to From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on March ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Drink Breckenridge

    D'Vine Wine, a boutique winery, just opened at 211 South Main Street in Breckenridge, the fourth Colorado location of the California-based franchise. D'Vine makes handcrafted wines in its Colorado wineries, using freshly crushed grapes from Napa vineyards to create customized win ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    If Daniel Young is good enough for Barack, he's good enough for you

    Plenty of good food for good causes this week. The Bartender's Martini Miracle Ball, which benefits the Children's Hospital Research Institute, will be at the Church nightclub, 1160 Lincoln Street, from 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. on Friday, November 14. Tickets are $100, but buy you four cocktails, live ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 15, 2008

    Last Night: Women-only wine tasting at Rioja

    See the slide show here. Forget the grooming routine from vines to wine. Forget the proper way to hold a wine glass -- and which glass to use, for that matter. And that sniffing, swirling, what-have-you, forget that, too. It's all important, of course, and was taught in one of the three previous la ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Mental health benefit and submachine guns -- the perfect combination

    Squeeze off a few rounds. It'll make you feel better. On October 23, the Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network is hosting a wine tasting and auction, with proceeds earmarked to provide mental-health services to insurance-challenged folks in the area. And what's being auctioned off? Among other th ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008
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    April 26, 2008

    A Glass Act at Morton's

    The clubby atmosphere at Morton's always makes an evening at this LoDo institution feel special (especially if you hit the cozy bar when those free steak sandwiches make their appearance). But on Monday, April 28, Morton's will host a particularly special event: the fifth annual Wine-Tasting Benefit ... More >>

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