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Food & Wine Festival This Week

The 10th Annual Denver Food and Wine Festival from September 3 to 6 is four indulgent days of wines, spirits and delectable cuisine. The various events culminate in the DFW Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 6 from 1  to 4 p.m., the rare daytime grand tasting. It  features samplings of more than 600 featured wines and signature spirits, cuisine from  fine […]

Baroness de Rothschild

RIP Philippine de Rothschild

Grande dame of Bordeaux wineries passes. Philippine de Rothschild, revered as the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, died last week at the of age 80. Baronness de Rothschild was the controlling shareholder in the family-owned Baron Philippe de Rothschild house, which produces the Mouton Cadet claret, the […]

Crying Over Spilled Wine

Crying Over Spilled Wine

Napa wineries hard hit by 6.3 California quake. News reports of yesterday’s earthquake in California include millions, maybe billions in building damage, and 170 injured. To wine lovers, nothing matters quite as  much as the damage to some of the 500 or so wineries in the Napa region. There are a whole lot of unhappy fellas […]

Seasons 52 Opens in Lone Tree

Seasons 52 Opens in Lone Tree

  Seasons 52, a San Diego-based chain, describes itself as “a celebration of what’s good now. Seasonally inspired ingredients at their peak of freshness. Rustic cooking techniques that bring out natural flavors and are inherently lighter—with nothing on the menu more than 475 calories. And an ever-changing selection of global wines. All in a casually sophisticated […]

Outdoor and indoor events highlight this weekend's Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival.

Sky-High Spirits at Beaver Creek Event This Weekend

Premium wines & spirits featured at pre-eminent mountain resort. The eighth annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival this weekend offers opportunities to learn about and taste premium spirits and wines, and food to match presented by local chefs. The event kicks off with Manhattans in the Mountains on Friday, August 8, sponsored by Maker’s […]

French Champagne a Footnote to Denver History

French Champagne a Footnote to Denver History

Charles Heidsieck himself once owned a chunk of downtown Denver. With the opening of the resurrected, wonderfully reimagined and historically respectful Union Station in Denver, Champagne Charles Heidsieck hosted a trade tasting at Cooper Lounge, the Crawford Hotel’s bar on a balcony overlooking the historic station’s glorious Grand Hall. This was formerly a dingy, underutilized waiting room for passengers […]

Flagstaff House Again Given Top Wine Award

Flagstaff House Again Given Top Wine Award

Iconic Boulder restaurant again wins Wine Spectator Grand Award. Winning a Wine Spectator Grand Award has gotten to be a habit for Boulder’s Flagstaff House. The Monette family’s commitment to fine wine and its 15,000-bottle wine cellar mean that it has again won this prestigious award, as it has every year since 1983. Wine Spectator‘s Grand Award goes only to the […]