Three Must-Visit Spots for a Summer Sip in North Denver (Denver North Star)

While Denver has long been celebrated as a haven for beer lovers, with its thriving craft brewery scene, there’s another beverage quietly making waves in North Denver—wine. North Denver boasts a growing number of tasting rooms, tucked away amid the bustling urban landscape. One of these is Bonacquisti Wine Company.

Carboy Winery Protects Hearts by Joining AED Program (Littleton Independent)

Carboy Winery in Littleton recently became the first Colorado winery to join a program that aims to protect the hearts and lives of wine-lovers. The program, “Trained for Saving Lives,” is run by a California winery called River Road Family Vineyards and Winery. When owner Ron Rubin suffered a cardiac emergency in 2009, a defibrillator saved his life. Now, it’s his mission to bring these lifesaving machines to wineries around the country.

Award-Winning Cidery Snow Capped Opens Western Slope Taproom (Westword)

“This was a very big project, and I’m proud of it,” says Snow Capped Cider owner Kari Williams. On July 4, the brand will celebrate the grand opening of its new taproom at 105 Grand Mesa Drive in the heart of Cedaredge, which Williams hopes will become a regional destination for cider and wine lovers alike.

Carlson Vineyard Backyard

9 Must-Visit Wineries to Add to Your Palisade Itinerary (5280)

Colorado wine is growing up. With more than 170 licensed wineries in Colorado, around 30 of which are in or near Palisade, there are now more winemakers here than ever, producing everything from straight-forward reds and whites to ambitious skin-contact sparklings and funky, naturally fermented wines.

Frisco Food and Wine Festival

16 Colorado Food and Drink Festivals Worth Planning a Trip Around (5280)

’Tis the season for Colorado food and drink festivals, which celebrate everything from local and national culinary talent to craft beer, wine, and mead. As you start to make your warm weather travel plans, consider adding these road-trip-worthy affairs to your calendar.

Overlooking Palisade and the Grand Valley

WineInk: Palisade Beckens (Aspen Times)

There are few better ways to spend a summer day than walking a vineyard and tasting wines. You might think you need to book a flight to California or Oregon to do so, but right here in Colorado is a gem of a wine town chock full of wineries, tasting rooms, and fine restaurants. Palisade is in the Grand Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), just east of Grand Junction on I-70, a two-hour drive along the Colorado River from Aspen’s Main Street.

An Interactive Label That’s Anything but Ordinary (Wine Business Monthly)

Ben Parsons helped create the Millennial urban winery aesthetic and scene when he launched The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery in 2008. The winery’s witty name, irreverent attitude and style resonated with a new generation of consumers who also embraced Parsons’ use of cans, kegs, refillable growlers, and lesser-known varietals.

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