Wine Travels and Reviews

August 6, 2020

Just because it’s warm outside doesn’t mean we have to stop drinking red wine. 

In our last blog, we dove into our favorite summertime wines, with an emphasis on whites and rosés (while touching on some reds, too). There’s never been such a high amount of high-quality white wine available in the U.S., and we’re fortunate to live in a time when we have...

July 15, 2020

Summertime is here, and that means it’s time for summertime wines.

With the arrival of warmer temperatures and a shift to outdoor dining, it’s time to pivot to fresher-style and lighter wines that pair well with seasonal foods and dishes. There’s nothing more refreshing than a crisp glass of sparkling, white, and rosé wine on a hot summer day — especially since we tend to indulge in spicier foods during summer months. 

The exciting news is that we have more wines available to us — both white, red, and sparkling — than ever...

July 13, 2020

Image courtesy of Colorado Brewery Running Series

Colorado is famous for many different things, namely our love for staying active and drinking craft beer. If you’re a Coloradan who just can’t get enough of either, the Colorado Brewery Running Series is your calling....

August 5, 2018

The Science of Wine: Something fun for the Wine Geeks

Meet Joe Meilen...

Joe Meilen is our resident expert in all things wine and vineyard science.  With a B.S. from Cornell in wine chemistry, Joe’s perspective on fine wine is distinctly detailed and technical....

October 4, 2017

Each year our guests tell us that one of the most memorable events at the festival is the Grand Tasting, where more than 200 wines are poured by the distributors who represent these elite properties in the U.S.

Not only do you get to taste the 200+ labels at the same event (which, in itself, makes the ticket cost an excellent value) but you get to experience these wines with some of the most knowledgable wine professionals working in the U.S. today.

Like all of the festival volunteers, these women and men are among the top wine pros in the country and they literally live and breathe Burgundy. Most of them...

September 29, 2017

From the first year Master Sommelier Brett Zimmerman organized the gathering, the mission of the Boulder Burgundy Festival has been to offer its guests a value-driven Burgundian experience. And there is perhaps no event that better achieves that goal than the Sunday Chablis Brunch, to be held this year at one of Boulder's favorite food-and-wine destinations, Arcana.

The caliber and...

September 14, 2017

Don't get us wrong: There's not one event at the Boulder Burgundy Festival that you should miss.

From the Old and Rare tasting that kicks off the festival to the Sunday seminar (this year with Eric Asimov and Raj Parr) and Grand Tasting that close the gathering, the Boulder Burgundy...

September 7, 2017

This year's Burgundy seminar (Sunday, October 15) is really shaping up to be an star-studded event: Not only will New York Times wine critic and author Eric Asimov be our keynote speaker but celebrity sommelier and fine wine guru Raj Parr will be joining him for this year's panel.

Raj (above, center) has taken part in the Boulder Burgundy Festival in years past and we are really excited to welcome him back.

February 28, 2017

It's official: The 2017 Boulder Burgundy Festival will be held October 13-15.

And we couldn't be more thrilled to announce that New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov (below) will be our featured speaker and guest.

Eric has been the chief wine critic for the Times since 2004 and he is also the author of one of our favorite wine books, How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto (2014).

He also happens to be one of the nicest people writing about wine today and we couldn't be more happy to have him join us this year and have him share his insights into the wines of Burgundy!