Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Terroir at the BookCliff Winery

Terroir, a Longmont restaurant, that uses locally sourced ingredients as much as possible is taking its dinners on a road trip visiting farms and wineries. Chef Tim Payne and Melissa Newell will be stopping at BookCliff Vineyards' winery on August 22nd 2012 to delight you with a five course dinner paired with wines from BookCliff Vineyards.
DateWednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Time: 5:00pm
Location: BookCliff winery and tasting room
Call Melissa at 303-651-0630 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Releasing our first 100% Malbec

The wine is in the bottle. And as the saying goes "The check is in the mail", we are just waiting for the labels to be printed. And a little rest in the bottle won't hurt. Last year we started to lease a two acre vineyard all planted in Malbec. The first harvest was good and made some excellent Malbec that we decided to bottle by itself. Malbec is one of the six grapes included in Bordeaux reds. The wine has a dark, inky color and its masculine tannins give it good structure. In Argentina they also make 100% Malbec rather than blending it with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Malbec is coming soon to the tasting room.

Monday, July 9, 2012

More great Food at BookCliff

For the month of July the Friday menu has changed. Cheese Louise will dazzle you with creative sandwiches. You may want to try "The Brie's Knees", Brie, Apples, Seasonal Fruit Preserve, Arugula, and wash it down with some Muscat Blanc or have some Ensemble to go with "Here's the Beef", Cheddar, Roast Beef, Pickles, Carmalized Onions, Yellow Mustard. You will find the familiar menu from the Heirloom Food truck which will stop by on Thursdays instead.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Refreshing Drink for Hot Summer Days

When we backpacked in Utah in May this year, it got really hot in the middle of the day and I started to have these thoughts of refreshing drinks I would like to have right now. Where I come from in Germany we have two refreshing summer drinks, one made with beer and one with wine. The beer drink is called Raddler and is half beer (Hefeweizen) and have sparkling lemonade. The wine drink is called Schorle and is half wine (mostly white) and half sparkling water. I went to the store and tested different sparkling waters and found Perrier to work the best. Get yourself a bottle of Lucky Twenty and then blend in a glass, half Lucky Twenty and half Perrier. Enjoy the LUCKY SPRITZER!!