Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Battle of Boulder: BookCliff vs. Upslope



Enjoy a dinner at Salt with five courses perfectly paired with wine from BookCliff Vineyards and beer from Upslope Brewing. This is a re-match of the beer and wine slap down dinner from last year.

Date: Saturday 7/12/11
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: $55.00
Location: Salt Restaurant, 1047 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Reservations: Please call Salt directly at (303) 444 7258

Menu
Trapdoor, Lager
White Gazpacho, almonds, sherry vinegar, Udi’s sourdough bread


Viognier, Pale Ale
Green Curry P.E.I. Mussels, cilantro, coconut, Serrano


Cabernet Franc Reserve, IPA
Pork loin, cherry gastrique, basil, mint, soft polenta, spinach


Ensemble, Brown
Grilled Never Ever Skirt Steak, Scarlet Runner Beans, local organic carrots, balsamic, crisp potato, mizuna, watercress gremolata broccoli


Barrel-aged Black Muscat, Imperial Stout
Cherry gelato, mint, almond tuile

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mozart with your Merlot Video

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This is a short clip from the Mozart with your Merlot dinner we recently hosted. Everyone had a fabulous time! Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More Good Food at the BookCliff Tasting Room


This Thursday 6/23/11 we will have another gourmet experience. The Rollin Greens food truck is stopping by at Upslope and BookCliff from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. If you are curious what they will serve up, here is a sampling of their menu.


ROLLIN HOT MEALS

BBQ BRISKET SANDWICH9

100% ORGANIC BEEF ON A POTATO BUN WITH COLE SLAW & SEASONED CURLY FRIES

STUFFED BURGER...10

100% GRASS-FED ORGANIC 1/4 BEEF STUFFED WITH GREEN CHILIES & TILLAMOOK CHEDDAR WITH CURLY FRIES

DEEP FRIED TACOS…

2 100% ORGANIC TEMPEH & CARAMELIZED ONION…6

2 100% NATURAL CHICKEN…7

2 100% GRASS-FED ORGANIC SHREDDED BEEF…8

Friday, June 17, 2011

Father's Day at the Vail Farmers Market

In two days it is opening day at the Vail Farmers' Market. It is a tradition at the Vail market to open at Father's Day. This is our 9th year at the market. I am looking forward to see all the flowers they have planted in Vail and meet my old Farmers' Market buddies. Vail is always a lively market, partly because we are allowed to taste our wines, which is well received. If you are up in Vail for some fun or want to taste some Colorado wine, stop by and say Hi. We are right across from the Alpenrose restaurant, which has a great patio and great food, on the West end of Meadow's Drive.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Gold Medals at the 2011 Colorado Governors Cup

2011 marks the second year of the Colorado Governors Cup, a wine competition for Colorado wines only. The awards ceremony is at the Governors mansion followed by a public tasting of all the award winning wines in the beautiful setting of the gardens at the mansion.

BookCliff Vineyards was awarded two gold medals and best of category for the 2009 Petite Sirah and the 2009 Tempranillo. John Salazar, the agricultural commissioner, presented the awards. All day the weather was drizzly and gray, but luckily once we started pouring the wines the sun came out.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Dinner at the Winery - Mozart with your Merlot


Here is a must do in Boulder. "Mozart with your Merlot" at the BookCliff winery. Sit amongst the barrels and enjoy fabulous food from Trattoria on Pearl and wines from BookCliff while listening to a string quartet playing Mozart. Meet the chef and winemaker and chat with the musicians.


Date: Saturday 6/18/11
Time: 6:30pm
Location: 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #17, Boulder, CO 80304
Cost: $65.00
Reservations: Click here

Menu
Viognier
Assortment of imported and domestic cheeses and Italian thinly sliced meats served with focaccia toast, berries and apples.
Chardonnay
Organic greens, fresh creamy mozzarella cheese (Burrata) with roasted tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette drizzled with basil pesto
Merlot
Risotto di Anatra, duck confit and Colorado wild mushrooms, roasted garlic and vegetable broth in a creamy Arborio rice
Reserve Cabernet Franc
Hawaiian Mahi Mahi alla Putanesca ~ Pan seared with sautéed black olives, capers, San Marzano tomatoes, roasted garlic and olive oil, served with steamed broccoli
A Touch of Red
Budino al cioccolato, deep dark luscious Italian chocolate pudding topped with raspberry cream

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve Receives Top Honors

Every year for the Manitou Springs Wine Festival the Colorado Springs Gazette invites Colorado wineries to submit wine for an informal tasting and rating of the wines. This year BookCliff Vineyards' Cabernet Franc 2008 received the top honors as the best wine rated; for more information click here. This is the second year in a row. I dont' want to compare BookCliff with Rafael Nadal who just conquered his sixth first place win at the Fench Open. Let's see whether the 2009 Cabernet Franc will give us three out of three in 2012.