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Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Local Food, Local Wine, and Why They Don’t Like Each Other”

This passionate 50-minute presentation dwelt on what consumers are looking for in terms of local food and local wine.

Colorado Twitter Taste-Off

The Colorado Twitter Taste–Off took place during the afternoon session. Twenty-two Colorado wineries poured two of their wines for conference attendees. Everyone voted for the best red and best white wines. Best red award went to Ruby Trust Cellars for their The Smuggler. The best white wine went to Guy Drew Vineyards for their Pinot […]

Consumer Perception of Colorado and Regional Wine

The third Drink Local Wine session was led by Richard Mauro, Colorado Springs Gazette. The three panelists included Chris Anthony, professional skier; Jennifer Broome, Morning Meteorologist KDVR-TV and host of “Swept Away with Jennifer Broome”; and Jay Leeuwenberg, former NFL player. Richard Mauro began the session on consumer perceptions. He introduced the panel of wine […]

Colorado’s Terroir and the Challenges of High Altitude

The first seminar focused on Colorado’s Terroir and the Challenges of High Altitude.  Richard Leahy, national wine consultant, moderated the session that included a panel with Horst Caspari, Professor & State Viticulturist, Colorado State University; Stephen Menke, PhD, Associate Professor of Enology, Colorado State University; and Bruce Talbott, Vice President, Talbott Farms. Horst Caspari gave […]

Drink Local Wine Conference Kicks off with Media Welcome Dinner

The 2012 Drink Local Wine Conference opened on Friday evening with a media welcome dinner at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion. Media, wine growers, winemakers and state officials mingled as we drank a Bookcliff Vineyards 2010 Muscat Blanc and/or a Cottonwood Cellars 2008 Lemberger. We had the Muscat Blanc and paired it with […]

Pre-Drink Local Wine Conference Winery Visits

We flew to Denver a couple of days ago to visit some of the wineries south of the city prior to the start of the Drink Local Wine Conference. Later today we will check into the Denver Sheraton and register for the DLW Conference. On Wednesday we visited Spero Winery and The Infinite Monkey Theorem […]

This Weekend Enjoy a Visit to a Winery Near You!

Don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy sometime at a winery this weekend. Many wineries have weekend events open to the public. Below is a short list of several winery events over the next few days. Check ahead in case an event may have changed. Enjoy planning something special for this weekend. Cheers! Kathy Thursday, April […]

An Ultimate Drink Local Experience

With the Drink Local Wine Conference coming up soon I thought about what may be the ultimate drink local wine experience. This experience would be different for everyone. For me, the ultimate drink local wine experience would be a wine made from grapes in my backyard vineyard, just a few feet away from our kitchen. […]

Prepping for the Drink Local Wine Conference

Prepping for the Drink Local Wine Conference in Denver on Saturday. So exactly how does one prepare for a conference? Well, I looked at several hundred vineyard photos that I took a few years back while visiting wineries and vineyards in Colorado. Then another way to set your mind is to drink wine from the […]

Colorado High Altitude Vineyard Scenes

The 2012 Drink Local Wine Conference takes place in Denver, Colorado. Many of Colorado’s vineyards are growing in altitudes between 4000′ and 7000′. These photos are from two previous visits to vineyards and wineries in the breath taking beautiful state of Colorado. The Colorado Rivers runs past the vineyards at Canyon Wind Cellars in Georgetown, Colorado. […]

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