Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Boulder Food & Wine Fest Success!

Hey Everybody!

I appologize for the delay in updating this site, I've been outta town for a while. But here I am.

So the Boulder Food and Wine Fest went off without a hitch. I thought it was a great time (even with the slight showers)! The food was amazing, the wine was fantastic. Thanks to everyone involved for putting on such a great event, all the restaurants and wineries did a great job. Most importantly thanks to everyone who came, we couldn't have done it without you. I'll throw a special shout-out to Jackie, Rickie, and John; good work. I think it was a success so I'm planning on seeing everybody back nest year!

Well, yesterday we bottled our 2005 Cabernet Franc Reserve. We did about one hundred cases, so get it while you can (it's always a hot seller). This is a great vintage with tons of bright red fruit and just a hint of green pepper on the palate and the silky smooth tannins are in perfect balance with the acidity and alcohol. There are aromas that remind you of popping a cherry Jolly Rancher in your mouth while you're sitting next to a campfire in the middle of the forest. Can you tell that I'm a big fan of this wine? So come on by the tasting room so you can tell me your thoughts on this wine. Also check out to find a liquor store near you. See you soon.


ps Don't forget Colorado Wine Fest is coming soon to Palisade!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

FREE TASTES!!! (in exchange for your opinion)

How are y'all today. Boy it's a hot one yet again here in Boulder, CO. Great day to go down and sip on some cold refreshing white wine. Speaking of trying wine we will be participating in another parking lot tasting outside of the Westminster Total Beverage. This Friday (8/10) from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm and Saturday (8/11) from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm we and other wineries will be pouring samples of our wines in the parking lot of the Westminster Total Beverage. Come by and say hi and let 'em know you saw it here.

On a different note...Last week we did some more blending trials with that red I had mentioned some time ago. We came up with some fantastic wines with the help of our tasting experts (you!), who assisted us in narrowing it down at the tasting room. Unfortunately it is not that easy. It's a pretty complicated process choosing the blend that will be used in the final product. We were going for an economical bottle, great for everyday consumption. What we found is that the favorite blend would end up being a mid-price bottle (around $18). One problem with this is that it would be a non-vintage wine, meaning the wine consists of a blend of wine from different years. Believe me, I know what a huge role that vintage plays. Besides telling you what year the grapes were picked, it can tell you how rich the wine might be or how long it may last in the wine cellar (or your closet depending on where you choose to store your wine). To me though the quality of the wine is the most important thing and I would prefer a high quality non-vintage wine to a lesser quality vintage wine. And remember that quality of wine is defined by your tastes, it's not what somebody else tells you you should like. Am I wrong? What do you think? Would you buy an $18 bottle of non-vintage wine? Let me know. Stay tuned for more on this.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Rainy Days

Hi all. The past couple days have been rainy here in Boulder. Hopefully the weather is beautiful next Sunday for the Boulder Food & Wine Festival. Come enjoy some Colorado wine and some local grub at Central Park in Downtown Boulder. We'll see y'all tomorrow (every Sunday) at the Vail Farmer's Market. Stop by and say hi!

p.s. I took this picture of Folsom Field on the CU campus after the rain storm yesterday. You can't see it here but there was a triple rainbow!