Tag: wine

Venice: It’s Amore for Denver Restaurant 1

Venice: It’s Amore for Denver Restaurant

The pinstriped powerbroker from Chicago sat perched on a bar stool, poking at his salad, scrutinizing the wine list and wistfully reminiscing about the fabulous Italian meals he gets back home. “Take it from me, there are no good Italian restaurants in Denver,” he professed. He shut his eyes tight and, for a moment, I worried there would be tears….

MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins 2

MouCo Cheese Co.: Fresh from Fort Collins

No matter the time of year, foods are everywhere…fresh strawberries, Rocky Ford melons, Palisade peaches, freshly collected honey. Fresh local food finds in Colorado are plentiful this time of year. MouCo cheeses from Fort Collins, Colorado, are a perfect addition to a locavore’s year round spread. The creators of MouCo Cheese Co., husband and wife Robert Poland and Birgit Halbreiter,…

The Cellar: A Boutique Wine Shop in Fort Collins

Nestled in the charming town of Fort Collins lies a boutique gourmet wine shop called The Cellar. I went to their popular wine tasting event they host every Saturday and, needless to say, I was not disappointed. This charming boutique wine cellar opened in August 2011, and is stocked with over 500 unique wines from all areas of the world…

High Altitude Vintners Bring Hand-Crafted Wines to Fraser

Many people are surprised to learn that Colorado is one of the top wine producing regions in the U.S., but a leisurely afternoon sampling local varietals at the Winter Park Winery will assure you that high altitude wines rank among the best that American vintners have to offer. According to the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, within the last five…

Eating Your Way Through Paradise in Palisade

When sunny, warm days dawn on Western Colorado’s Grand Valley region, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy endless recreation options for basking in another glorious afternoon. Anyone who loves the outdoors has their pick of activities, from rugged rafting excursions along the Colorado River to sublime bike rides through Palisade’s wine country. However, one of the best ways to bask in Palisade’s scenery…

Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake 3

Visit Local Eateries in Grand Lake

Grand Lake is situated near one of the main entrances to Rocky Mountain National Park, making this mountain community an excellent base from which to explore Colorado’s national treasure. It also has its own attractions, such as a western downtown boardwalk riddled with quaint shops, and the Beach at Grand Lake, which offers water-based activities during the warm months. A…

Relax and Unwind in Style at Flights Wine and Coffee Cafe 4

Relax and Unwind in Style at Flights Wine and Coffee Cafe

Bars aren’t for everyone.  Given, they are a place for people to meet and mix and mingle, but they don’t always fit the bill.  For those on their Colorado vacation that desire something a little more refined and cultural, there is the Flights Wine & Coffee Café.  Serving visitors and residents of Morrison with a wide selection of wines from…

Art and Fine Dining at Bent Fork in Aurora

Aurora, Colorado makes an ideal location to stay when visiting the greater Denver area. Close enough to Denver almost to be considered part of the city, yet with its own distinct personality, Aurora has all that you need for a relaxing vacation or a convenient business getaway. From top-notch hotels to delectable restaurants, you will have everything you need at…

The Wine Country Inn Makes It Easy to Enjoy Colorado Vineyards

If you expect a Palisade, Colorado travel experience to be on your radar soon, you may want to plan around one of the community’s regular festivals. These bring more entertainment opportunities to the region, and give you a chance to see some of the produce and wines at their best. The Spring Festival in late March, the Antique Street Fair…

Opt for a Cozy Bed and Breakfast in Palisade

If you love wine and would relish the opportunity to taste some directly from the vineyard, then Palisade, Colorado vacations are the right option for you. The beautiful vineyards in this part of Colorado have some the best wines in the Rockies, and you can taste them directly from the winery during your stay. In addition to the tantalizing wines,…