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23
Jul

Best of Denver Summer Wines for Your Wine Events

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In making your Denver wine events memorable and successful this summer, you have to have the perfect wines. Picture this, you’re having a barbecue with grilled meats and sausages on your lawn, with great company, warm weather and the quiescent summer breeze is blowing. But there is something missing, wine. And not just any wine, it has to be the right wine excellently matched with the mood, season and food. Read more for the perfect summer wine for your Denver wine events. 1. Chilled Tempranillo Best known for their deep ruby red color, Tempranillo wines give off a dried fig or cherry flavor with a hint of tobacco. This Spanish wine varietal can be lovely paired with roasted vegetables, smoked […]

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15
Jun

Easy Guide to Choosing Wine at a Restaurant

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Choosing wine can be highly intimidating, especially when you’re going through a complicated menu full of words that you can’t pronounce let alone understand. Raise your glass if you’ve ever ordered something randomly out of being under pressure and because you didn’t want to keep the whole table waiting. To put an end to your grumbling for once and all, here are some tips to help you pick something that would satisfy your palate. 1. First stop in choosing wine is to consider the food you are pairing with the wine. A happy party in your mouth makes eating out an adventure, especially if you choose a wine that agrees with a wide range of the food you ordered. Versatility […]

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09
May

Mile High Corporate Wine Tour Itinerary

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Ever wonder what goes on our Corporate wine tour? You’re in luck because we are going to walk you through one of our wine tour itineraries. Mile High Wine Tours understand what your corporate event needs so we curate our tours to give you the highest quality service and an exceptional experience. To make sure everyone that’s coming along on our corporate wine tours is having a great time, you’ll have your own private transportation, event space, tours to three of Denver’s best urban wineries, scrumptious gourmet food, and Colorado’s best wines. Here is one of our customized wine and brewery tour itinerary. Pick-up at approx. 5:45 pm from your location. -6:15 pm | Wild Women Winery (5 wine tasting) […]

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07
Feb

Colorado Wine Industry Growth

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Do you think you drink a lot of wine? You’re not alone. Here is an interesting fact you probably didn’t know: Consumers of wine in Colorado enjoy more than the average US consumer, 3.1 v.s. 2.5 gallons per person each year. Geography Why is this the case? Colorado’s wine industry has grown at a significantly greater average annual pace than other expected states like California. Colorado has experienced a 15% growth rate since 1992. There are multiple factors affecting this expansion. With more than 300 days of sunshine on average per year, Colorado sees ideal conditions for growing grapes. Along with the sun exposure, Colorado’s climate consists of low humidity, warm days, and cooler evenings. Colorado’s vineyards are present in […]

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11
Oct

Charitable Bottles of Wine

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Charitable Bottles What could be better than purchasing great wine that makes donations with each sale? If you’re interested in giving back, consider drinking more charitable wine! In a brilliantly convenient move, wine labels and charities are teaming up to give everyone what they want: wine and a better world. Listed below are 3 wines you can purchase that support worthy causes. Dreaming Tree Wines Co-founded by musician Dave Matthews, The Dreaming Tree promotes sustainable and environmental efforts. Their wine list include Crush Red Blend, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. For every bottle sold, a portion goes to environmental conservation groups such as The Wilderness Society and Living Lands & Waters. On top of the donations, the wines set […]

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04
Oct

The Best of Boxed Wines

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If you’ve ever “tapped” a box or slapped a bag, you surely know the ropes when it comes to boxed wine. From cans to boxes, producers are becoming more eco-friendly with their packaging, without losing quality. Boxed wine are typically given a bad name, and unfortunately a lot of it is deserved. Bad wine is bad wine, no matter how cheap or expensive it is. Luckily, there are wines in a box that will surprise you in the best way. Below we have listed 4 wines not in a bottle for you to enjoy. Wineberry Chateau Tassin Rosé Whoever said wine in a box couldn’t be classy obviously never showed up to a party with a wooden Wineberry box and won […]

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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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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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02
Aug

Labeling Laws of the Wine World

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You can’t just make wine and slap a label on it. While you may buy wine based on what the label looks like (we’ve all been there), there’s more to the label than you may realize. Every wine region has to follow a certain set of laws and regulations that dictates the wine making and labeling in their region. The same can be said for liquor stores and wine shops. If it’s not regulated, it can’t be sold. It’s easy to go to a wine shop and find a bottle of cabernet sauvignon, but the process is more complicated for the winery and wine shop itself.   One of the most well known wine laws is in France; only champagne […]

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