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Specialist Serving up Friday Fun
By: Cathie Beck
With 47 years of industry experience, Joel Weissman offers customers a lively end to the workweek in the form of free samples and witty banter
ColoradoBiz Magazine's Top 100 Women Owned Companies List  
By: Cathie Beck
Heritage Wine & Liquor Owner Patti Robinson Hits ColoradoBiz Magazine's Top 100 Women Owned Companies List 
Second generation family owned, only liquor retailer to make list
Extreme Glass for Extreme Wine
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Wine & Cheese Tasting Panel
By: Catherine Fallis MS
"A dinner without cheese is like a beautiful woman with only one eye." Early 19th Century, Brillat-Savarin.
Golden Gate Grapes
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Wine, Women, and Restaurants
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Chalk Hill Names Estate Sommelier
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Organic Wines
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Tasting Panel: Rioja
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Artisanal Cheese
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Flavorful cheeses either send you into tizzy fits of ecstasy or running gasping for fresh air
Dry Creek Valley
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Wheat Beers
By: Rebecca Chapa
Previously unheard of, now bars are stocking up on the sometimes-cloudy pale gold brews and the wedges of lemons used to accompany them.
Sonoma Showcase
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Sonoma County is the hot ticket these days...
Fear of Pairing
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Years of elitism and snobbery, often perpetuated by the wine industry itself, have left hundreds of thirsty victims in their trail.
Bourbon
By: Rebecca Chapa
Common misconceptions about Bourbon are that it is old fashioned, stuffy, or only for serious drinkers...
60-Second Wine Primer/Sonoma County
By: Catherine Fallis MS
60-Second Wine Primer/Alexander Valley
By: Catherine Fallis MS
The Sensual Side of Eating
By: Catherine Fallis MS
How do we enjoy food? Let me count the ways.
Summertime Lagers
By: Rebecca Chapa
Lighter style lagers are
particularly refreshing for summertime sipping.
Vitamin T
By: Elizabeth Schweitzer MS
The number one market for Tequila is the United States.
Summer Wines
By: Rebecca Chapa
Chardonnay tastes insipid, big reds are pedantic, and your favorite winter warmers are cumbersome. To liven the listless summer imbiber...
Brandies
By: Catherine Fallis MS
German, Greek, Israeli, Italian (Grappa), Mexican, and the Pisco brandies of Peru, Chile, and Argentina are worth seeking out.
The Sensual Side of Eating
By: Catherine Fallis MS
So you bite into it, and finally you have reached a sweet, creamy, soft and gooey core of chocolate. "Ah, ooh, yum," you think, or whisper, or say out loud, as you reach the motherlode.
Champagne and Food
By: Claude L. Robbins, MWA
All Champagnes are sparkling wine but not all sparkling wines are Champagne.
60-Second Wine Primer/New York
By: Catherine Fallis MS
What are you nuts? Wine from New York?
Hot Micro-Brews
By: Rebecca Chapa
Sky Vineyards
By: Catherine Fallis MS
“Isn’t it time that you reach for the sky and let yourself go?”
From “In the Blink of an Eye,” on the album “Walking on Avalon” by Christopher Cross.
Wine and Cheese
By: Claude L. Robbins, MWA
There are few things better than a glass of wine and a slice of good cheese.
The Irish Water of Life
By: Claude Robbins, MWA
Although there are over 25 different Irish whiskeys available in Colorado they are all made by just three distilleries in Ireland.
Port, Madeira and Sherry
By: Claude L. Robbins, MWA
Port, Madeira and Sherry are the three most famous fortified wines.
Saint Valentine and Wine
By: Claude L. Robbins, MWA
Valentine’s day has been celebrated with wine for more than two thousand years.
The Real Red Beer
By: Edward Barcas III
When you mention a red beer to an American, they usually think of something Irish,...
I'll Have Chartreuse
By: Elizabeth Schweitzer MS
Once upon a time almost nine hundred years ago, St. Bruno founded The Carthusian Order at Chartreuse, near Grenoble in the French Alps.
Destination: San Francisco's North Beach
By: Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier
Good Bye Gentrification! See you later Starbucks! Take a walk through the back streets of Rome without leaving the states and take your well-deserved bite of La Dolce Vita.
60-Second Wine Primer/Beaujolais Nouveau
By: Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier
insider tips on the best deals and hidden values
Summer Rums
By: Rebecca Chapa
Some rums are so intense and flavorful that they are best sipped alone or on the rocks with lime.
Cooking with Liqueurs -- Baked Peaches
By: Catherine Fallis MS
An Italian twist on succulent summer peaches
The International Wine Guild
By: Claude Robbins
Wine professionals and wine enthusiasts --would you like to easily increase your knowledge and understanding of wine? Here's how.
Cooking with Spirits -- Scampi Andre
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Chef Andre of Andre's Restaurant in Las Vegas serves up a quick and delicious summer time recipe
Cooking with Liqueurs -- Strawberries Romanoff and Bananas Foster
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Easy Summer Desserts
Whiskies -- Scotch, Irish, and American
By: Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier
60-Second Primer plus exotic cocktail recipes from NYC and Tokyo
Special Report from Monterey
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Ventana Vineyards Owners Launch Meador Estate Wines
Plastic Beer Bottles
By: Rebecca Chapa
Have you ever been at a party, had a can of beer on the table, went to drink it and got a mouthful of cigarette ash? This problem is alleviated with plastic.
Traditional Rioja
By: Catherine Fallis MS
The wines of Rioja have plenty of personality. They are nothing like the sea of insipid, cookie-cutter cabs and chards we encounter so often in this moderate price range.
Pastis Liqueurs
By: Catherine Fallis MS
When Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear, legend has it that he was under the influence of
Absinthe, the light green, potent, herbal-infused liqueur popular in fin-de-siècle France.
Pairings/Shrimp Scampi with a French Twist
By: Catherine Fallis MS
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING SERIES
Napa Now
By: Rebecca Chapa
Summer is here and Napa Valley is the best spot to visit for a relaxing weekend.
Wine Quotes
By: Catherine Fallis MS
"Wine is a sensual pleasure. Its real value is when it splashes into the glass...
3rd Annual Rhone Ranger Tasting
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Fortunately, a cloud of the sensuous, earthy aromas of syrah and viognier wafted out past the entrance
Book Review/SALES AND SERVICE FOR THE WINE PROFESSIONAL
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Here is a book written for the trade, but its no-nonsense, to-the-point summary of wines of the world and more give it mass-market appeal:
24th Annual Monterey Wine Festival
By: Catherine Fallis MS
But honey, it's for a good cause...
Wine and Your Good Health
By: Catherine Fallis MS
America's medical establishment has finally acknowledged that wine is a part of a healthy lifestyle.
14th Annual Masters of Food & Wine
By: Catherine Fallis, MS
The annual Masters of Food & Wine combines the heart-stopping ruggedly beautiful Carmel Highlands coastline, a luxurious first class romantic resort set into the cliffs overlooking the sea, a sprinkling of top culinary and wine talent from around the world, and five days of tastings, cooking demonstrations, seminars, meals, and parties in a setting intimate enough to allow for plenty of elbow-rubbing with the stars.
In The News: Russian River Appellation Re-evaluated
By: Rebecca Chapa MS
Wine growers in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area are requesting approval from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to redraw its boundaries.
Paul Draper-Decanter Magazine's Man of the Year
By: Catherine Fallis MS
Paul Draper, C.E.O. and wine maker for Ridge Vineyards, and one of the best known names on the international wine scene, has just been named Decanter's Man of the Year 2000, joining the ranks of Jancis Robinson, Angelo Gaja, Len Evans, Georg Riedel, and Hugh Johnson most recently.
SPRING IN SONOMA
By: Rebecca Chapa
As the chill of winter passes and the rains leave behind thick blankets of emerald grass, it is time to visit wine country, Sonoma Wine Country that is.
My Jug Band Presents Polka Hour
By: Author
Teaser
SPRING IN SONOMA
By Rebecca Chapa
Dueling Divas-Wine and Cigars
By: Catherine Fallis MS
The wine is poured, your cigar is lit, and all is well with the world. You sip your wine, then light your cigar.
North American Beauties
By: Catherine Fallis MS
why not try something new and fun, like a Virginia Viognier, a Cayuga Lake Chardonnay, or a Missouri Merlot?