Thursday, February 27, 2014

Taste of Pearl 2014

Taste of Pearl 2014 is right around the corner! On April 13th, stroll along Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder and explore the many different foods and wines offered! This is a fun time of the year to enjoy beautiful pieces of art, while tasting new recipes and trying new wines being bottled from past vintages. Tickets are sold at Taste of Pearl.

This event received the Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence- Best Promotional Event by Downtown Colorado in 2011 and honored with a Merit Award from the International Downtown Association in 2013. Purchase your tickets today and come hang out with us this year!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Keeping Food & Wine Simple and Fun

Whenever you are trying to decide which wine to pair with a certain food, keep it simple. Follow a couple of easy rules and you will have a nice combination. Keep the pairing similar. You don't want to have one item overpower the other. If your food dish tends to be on the heavy side, pair it with a heavy, full-bodied wine. If you are serving a light, delicate dish, then pair it with a light, lovely wine. If you come across a tangy dish, think about a wine that will exhibit bright, zippy notes!
BookCliff Vineyards paired chocolate and wine last weekend for a special Valentine's event. We kept it simple with pairing a smooth, round Malbec with our smooth, soft cherry chocolate pieces. We had our sweet Touch of Red paired up with a sweeter white chocolate, containing dried fruits and nuts, and finally our Port with a coffee-style dark chocolate. Coming up in March, we will be hosting a wine and cheese pairing class. Here, you will be able to relax and have fun while pairing BookCliff wines with cheese from Haystack Mountain Goat Cheese. For more information and reservations, visit our events page. Happy pairing everyone! Cheers!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Here is a fun fact about this particular day: "The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine's Day." I thought this was quite interesting and neat that it happens!
Do you have any plans for this afternoon? Stop by BookCliff Vineyards Winery and Tasting Room on 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit #17 in Boulder for Wine, Chocolate and Music! We will have wine pairings with chocolate from Concertos in Chocolates from 1:00-6:00pm and Jazz Piano from 4:00-6:00pm! Hope you are having a lovely day! Cheers!

*Fun fact taken from Valentine's Fun Facts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Warm up with Chambourcin

Colorado has been experiencing some extremely cold temperatures. Many folks have had trouble starting their cars and keeping their homes warm with temperatures dropping into negative degrees. Palisade is typically warmer than Denver, including its surrounding areas. Boulder averages temperatures between 25-26 degrees F  during January and February, while Palisade averages temperatures between 30-36 degrees F during the same months. The average annual snowfall in Palisade is 3.1 inches during February, compared to 12.7 inches in Boulder. BookCliff's vineyards are overseen by Prescott, our vineyard manager. He pays close attention to the conditions of the vines and works hard to bring forth the best crop possible. The winter is always worrisome with the vineyards and we can only hope for better results each year.

Chambourcin is one of our hybrid varietals that can withstand temperatures from 0 to -5 degrees F. It produces a dark purple wine, exhibiting notes of black cherries, spice and plum. Stop by our tasting room to check it out! Stay warm!
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