Politics Uncorked

Wine tasting at ‘Colorado’s Home’ hasn’t lost its charm

The Colorado Statesman

The second annual event benefitting the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund took place the evening of June 9, over two months earlier than before.

Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar — that’s Italian

The Colorado Statesman

When filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes to Denver, where does he go to eat and what does he drink?

You might find him sipping on a 2004 bottle of wine from the Villa Donoratico winery, which is what’s sitting in his wine locker this week at the Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar at 1700 Wynkoop.

Spring holidays call for wine

The Colorado Statesman

As Passover and Easter re approaching and people are making plans for holiday and family dinners, decisions are being made on the menu, and naturally that includes the right wines.

Growing grapes in Colorado

The Colorado Statesman

In keeping with our salute to National Agriculture Day we decided to highlight the big picture of the grape-growing industry in the state of Colorado.

Delizio’s delights! Monthly wine dinners a hit in Bega Park neighborhood eatery

The Colorado Statesman

If you haven’t been to Delizio’s Café and Wine Bar in the last year then you really should go. They just celebrated their one-year anniversary on March 15, and deserve a lot of support for being gutsy enough to open a unique business this crazy economic climate.

Parker Dems discuss schools at Vines Wine Bar

The Colorado Statesman

I met Robert Tait and his wife Jessie Alba Tait, committee members of the Parker Democrats, at their monthly meeting conveniently held at Vines Wine Bar on Mainstreet in Parker. Seemingly young for such organizers, they held their own and kept order as if they had been holding meetings for decades. Of course, plying people with wine never hurts.

D’Vine Wine and D’Vine Women

The Colorado Statesman

At a recent meeting at D’Vine Wine on Champa Street in Denver, Charlene Meriwether, owner, told me about a Business After Hours event and Art Gallery Opening at the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce that I just had to attend. Charlene was going to be pouring her Wild Women Wines, so of course I needed to make an appearance.

Representative Andy Kerr finds time for wine

The Colorado Statesman

I had recently interviewed Representative Andy Kerr, D-Lakewood, for a previous article, which lead me to further curiosity about his wine interests. While he gave me his take on Senate Bill 60, he also told me about his background in the restaurant business, and out came his love for good wine. I invited him to sit and talk with me over a glass to discuss wine and politics, and otherwise entertain the readers at The Colorado Statesman.

Colorado Restaurant Association wines and dines elected officials

The Colorado Statesman

Senate Bill 60 and the fight to drink light

The Colorado Restaurant Association’s Blue Ribbon Legislative Reception on Jan. 12 attracted dozens of legislators, old and new, to the Capitol Peak Ballroom on the top floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Denver. One of the most highly anticipated events of the year on legislators’ social calendars, name-tagged suits flooded the space in less than half an hour.

Local restaurateur honors those who make a difference

The Colorado Statesman

I met Noel Cunningham just over a month ago to speak generally about his philanthropic efforts as a local business owner and do-gooder. We sat down at his Denver restaurant, Strings, located at 1700 Humbolt Street, where The Colorado Statesman held its holiday party in December. I had already ordered a glass of wine at the bar, Chateau St. Jean Cabernet (very drinkable). The tasting notes found say, “soft and easy…plays middle of the road well; ripe, red fruit flavors prevail and finish nicely.” Cunningham was drinking what looked like a glass of milk.