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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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16
Jun

Happy Hour Is My Favorite Hour

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I’m sure we can all agree there are few things better than a great happy hour. Leaving happy hour feeling full, maybe a bit tipsy, and not broke? Sign me up. Sometimes you just need to hit one on a Monday because it’s been a Monday or to celebrate the end of the week on a Friday. There are so many great Denver restaurants and bars with fantastic happy hours (there are even restaurants from our other lists that could be on this one – Central Bistro & Bar, Linger, and Postino to name a few), but these are a simply a few restaurants where the happy hour needs to be taken advantage of.   Lola | Coastal Mexican – […]

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14
Jun

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Balistreri Vineyards

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Since opening their doors in 1998, Balistreri Vineyards has truly been a family affair. There are currently three generations involved in the process – from making the wine to giving tours of the barrel room. John Balistreri and his wife are the owners, with John being the winemaker as well. Julie, whom we spoke to, says her official title is the “winemaker’s daughter,” meaning she wears a lot of different hats. And there are the grandkids who also work and help out. The family feel also goes into how they treat their customers. As Julie tells us, “when folks come here, we like to treat them like family.” They want their customers to feel at home when they come in […]

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31
May

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Bigsby’s Folly

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The Winemaking Though Bigsby’s Folly is a Colorado winery, there will be some love for California as well. Rather than producing wine in just Colorado, they will also make wine in Napa and Sonoma, California. Because of the location of their productions, they will have two winemakers – Chris Nelson and Brian Graham. Locally, Chris will make the Colorado wines, while Brian will be out in California.   “Because wineries no longer need to be tethered to where the grapes are growing, […] by having an urban winery, we can really source the best fruit that we can,” explains Marla. Because Chad and Marla wanted to “keep a close tie to Napa and Sonoma,” having two winemakers allows them to […]

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24
May

Colorado Winery Spotlight: Bigsby’s Folly

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The Experience   When you first walk into the new Colorado winery, Bigsby’s Folly, you’ll notice pictures on the wall of the building from many, many years ago. It’s touches like these that you’ll find throughout as Chad and Marla Yetka look to make Bigsby’s Folly a place you will enjoy and a place you will want to come back to.   They found the perfect building as their location because it had the history they were looking for. It lived through the prohibition and that is the inspiration they had for their winery. “The idea for the winery and the experience we want people to have when they came to the winery really was centered around prohibition and the […]

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14
Apr

Drinks With a View

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Spring is in the air, and if you’re anything like me, you’re itching to take advantage of the beautiful Colorado weather we’re having. There’s no telling when the next snowstorm may hit, so why not take advantage of this weather when you can? Personally, my version of spending time outside involves a patio or rooftop deck and a delicious drink in my hand. And fortunately for me, Denver has plenty of options that allow me to do such that. Whether it be Downtown, Cherry Creek, or LoHi, there is no shortage of places where I can drink and enjoy this beautiful state I call home.     Avanti F&B, a collective eatery This upscale version of a food court is […]

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16
Jan

Mile High Wine Tours Spotlight: Cindi Little

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We want you to know about our amazing staff! By Epiphinae McClennon Whens she’s not water skiing or brewing her own beer our sweet and vivacious Cindi Little is catering to your wine needs on tour. She most definitely knows her wine. How long have you been with mile high wine tours? Since September 2015. How long have you been a tour guide? Since 2001. Its been so long I haven’t bought about it in years. I worked at a winery before. Was stole away from coworkers that started grapevine tours in California.Husband moved me to Colorado 6 years ago.  Disliked other jobs and met Felipe. At the time he had no one and it worked out. What do you […]

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08
Jan

New Year, New Me, Same Wine

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  Pairing wine with healthy recipes to help you keep up with your 2017 goals. By Epiphinae McClennon Every new year we make the decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle as we reflect on our holiday eating choices. Maybe eating a whole apple pie and washing it down with a half gallon of vanilla spiced egg nog wasn’t the best idea. How could anyone expect you to say no to a third helping of grandma’s buttery mash potatoes and gravy. Now here we are, on January 1st, standing on the scale trying to revaluate our life decisions. While you are trying to establish your new eating regimen, do not try to leave out the wine. You will find that your […]

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04
Dec

Exploring Colorado’s Wine Scene: Carboy Winery

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In a city with a thriving microbrew scene, there is a new trend that is quickly on the rise – Urban Wineries. As the name implies, these establishments make their own wines in and around Denver. While Denver may not be the most ideal location to grow and harvest grapes, local urban wineries import grapes or juice from all over the world to make high quality wine at an affordable price. One of the newest to the scene is Littleton’s Carboy Winery. From the unique design to cozy feel, this winery offers an experience to remember.   The winery located off Santa Fe Boulevard is nestled between Downtown Littleton and Aspen Grove and truly is one of suburbia’s hidden gems. […]

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13
Sep

Mile High Wine Tours – Wine Tasting Tips

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When it comes to wine tasting , most people think of it as a fun activity over the weekend . However since time immemorial wine tasting is not just an entertainment activity to bring people together . It is an art that has been studied and mastered by many .The art of wine tasting goes back to the 14th century ,when wine started being produced .Denver , Colorado has many a wine tasting session, educating crowds and helping them start their magnificent journey to becoming an acclaimed sommelier or just know what they are drinking ! So let’s take you through a little wine education feast People who indulge in this art as a profession, to both taste and teach […]

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