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Quit checking out my label!

Feb 6, 2014 2:47:03 PM

Ever wonder why some bottles of wine catch your eye? You decide you want it as soon as you lay your eyes on it but you can't decipher why. The label on the bottle does more than you think. Read more to find out why!

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Danielle Austin

What does your drink say about you?

Jan 16, 2014 1:42:56 PM

Find out what your drink of choice says about you! Please note that all statements and opinions in this post are fictitious and sarcastic. Don't be sad if you read something you didn't want to see. Whether that means it's stating information you already knew, but didn't want to admit, or you didn't get the joke. It's all good. Take a breather.

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Danielle Austin

When customers ask me where the Malbecs are,  I always respond with another question— Argentinian or French?  They look at me quizzically, as though I have no idea what I’m talking about.  I could respond the same way if they asked about Tannat, but no one ever inquires about that wonderful grape.Many grapes originate in one country but later are found to grow wonderfully in another country and often result in wines completely different from the originals. These wines are fun to compare in “terroir tastings.”

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Matt Smoot

Our store is located in Boulder, Colorado, a notoriously “foodie” town. We have a huge wine selection and a well-trained wine staff, so we’re often asked about food pairings. Easy, right? Usually, but some foods are difficult.

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Matt Smoot

Fun With The Blender-Great Red Wines

Aug 9, 2012 12:11:44 PM

Many people who come in the store look for specific varietals of wine…Cabernet, Chardonnay, etc. However, many wines are blends of two or more different grapes. The different grapes contribute different aspects to the flavor profile of the wine. One grape may add structure, another may supply dark fruits, and another may add spice.  As a result, the wines can be remarkably complex and flavorful.

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0 Comments | Posted in 0 By Matt Smoot