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19
Sep

Buying Great Wine on a Budget

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The holiday season is upon us, the time of year for friends, family, food — and wine. While several wines can be quite expensive, you do not need to purchase an expensive bottle to enjoy great wine. The price of a wine does not dictate its taste or value. Buying great wine on a budget requires patience, research and different buying techniques. Shopping by region and in bulk allows you to drink wine that’s friendly on the finances. Below you’ll find how to buy wine on a budget so you can prepare for your upcoming holiday festivities. REGION MATTERS Some wine regions give you a lot more bang for your buck than others. Look for wines from Slovenia, Southern Italy and the […]

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13
Sep

Colorado Mountain Winefest Giveaway

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Colorado Mountain Winefest To celebrate Colorado Mountain Winefest’s 26th Year, Mile High Wine Tours will be doing a giveaway! First place is a free wine tour for two in Denver. Second and third place prizes will be a wine tasting for two at Wild Women Wine Winery.  We will be drawing names at random to announce the winners the weekend of the event. The “Festival in the Park” takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations & seminars. If you are interested in attending the Colorado Mountain Winefest, click here to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!

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12
Sep

Colorado Wine Country Attractions

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Colorado Wine Country Art, culture, museums, family attractions, and of course, guided wine tours are all part of the Colorado wine country experience. When traveling to one of Colorado’s wine country destinations, you’ll be sure to find an activity that will please your entire group. If you’re looking to spend a day near Palisade or Grand Junction, we have the perfect guide for you to follow! MORNING Start your day in Palisade at Clark Family Orchards to get a taste of Colorado’s famous Palisade peaches right near the source. If you’re planning to go on a Saturday, catch a wagon ride through the orchards. Here you will get to see branches filled with plums, pears and cherries. Afterwards, take a peaceful Palisade River Trip on […]

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06
Sep

Exploring Colorado Appellations

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Colorado Appellations Colorado may be best known for an array of craft breweries, but the state also produces more and more wine each year. Wine is likely not the first thing you think of when you hear Colorado, but winemakers in this state are hoping to change that. Colorado wine definitely contains quality ingredients, coming from the areas best designated regions. According to Colorado Wine, more than 125 wineries crush grapes from more than 1,000 acres of grapes and the state’s wine industry is growing. There are specific regions called appellations where Colorado wineries obtain their grapes. Colorado appellations are amongst some of the highest in the world! WHAT IS AN APPELLATION? The term appellation refers to the place where the grapes grow. Many […]

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06
Sep

Prohibition: The Road to the Repeal

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Nearly 84 years ago on September 26, 1933, the repeal of prohibition went into effect in Colorado. But before it was repealed, Colorado, along with the other states, had to endure years of being dry. Or so, they had to at least pretend they were a dry state. Through the years of prohibition, people got creative and inventive when coming up with ways to get alcohol. From getting a medical prescription to hiding it in cars while going across state lines, the Temperance Movement never truly succeeded in what it was meant to be.   Maine was the first state to pass the first state prohibition law in 1846, and by the time the 18th Amendment went into effect a […]

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31
Aug

Colorado Wine Festivals in September

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Colorado Wine Festivals Colorado offers a wide variety of different food and wine establishments that are sure to please each and every attendee. Throughout each year, Denver and its surrounding areas host several food and Colorado wine festivals. In the upcoming month of September, there’s a festival almost every weekend. Plan your weekend around one of these delicious events, which almost always include live entertainment, cooking demos and artwork for purchase.   A TASTE OF COLORADO: Sept. 1-4, 2017 More than 60 local Coloradan favorite restaurants, food trucks, and food establishments will gather at the festival, featuring small portions to full meals. Wineries appearing at the event include Colterris Wine, Red Fox Cellars, Talon Wine Brands and Carlson Vineyards. In addition, […]

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30
Aug

Wineries That Will Wow You

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Tasting rooms are no longer strictly tied to being in the middle of a vineyard. They’re evolving much like the wine industry itself. Vineyards themselves are no longer restricted to being in the countryside. And with tasting rooms that are different and vineyards that aren’t the norm, the story that comes with them are usually as good as the wine itself.   Cantine Marisa Cuomo; Italy When you think of wine making in Italy, your first thought is usually of Tuscany. And when you think of Amalfi Coast, your mind usually visualizes beaches and Cliffside buildings. But Cantine Marisa Cuomo challenges that vision. Located in the village of Furore, the winery is situated cliffside overlooking the Amalfi Coast. The grapes […]

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23
Aug

Drinking Wine and Giving Back

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If you’re looking to take your love of wine and turn it into a way of giving back to the community, you’re in luck. In Denver, as well as nationwide, there are different organizations that use wine as a way to help those in need. By attending an event, purchasing wine online, or participating in a tasting, you’d be supporting charities that are helping to make a difference.   The Bacchanalian Society of Denver; Sip and Support Girls on the Run: Sept 14, 2017 The Denver Bacchus is a sip and support organization. They offer wine tastings and events throughout the year, each benefiting a local organization. Every event features a different varietal, so with each event comes a new […]

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16
Aug

A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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They say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but here at Mile High Wine Tours, we prefer the lesser-known saying, “a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away.” According to scientists and health professionals, drinking a glass of wine a day (and they don’t mean a glass that holds the entire bottle) can have a lasting benefit on your health. These benefits may not have the impact on one person that they have on another, and if you go above the moderate, daily intake, it may hurt you. Moderation is a key in every aspect of life, and that’s no different than wine.   In order to get a better sense of wine and its impact […]

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09
Aug

Drinking at DIA

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There’s a lot you can do at the airport: shop, sleep, people watch, and of course, drink. It doesn’t matter the time of day or where you’re flying to, there’s no judgment about drinking about the airport (unless you’re drunk on your flight; don’t be that person). You can start your morning with a Bloody Mary or just go straight for the beer and there’s nothing strange about it. If your flight’s delayed and you’re looking to kill some time, the bar’s your friend. It’s a great place to pass the time, get your vacation started early, and even meet some very interesting people.   Fortunately for those who are flying in and out of Denver, the state’s love of […]

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