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Tidbites | Week of May 15, 2014

Courtesy of What We Love

WHAT’S RED AND GREEN AND ROOIBOOS ALL OVER? BLENDED TEA.

Reached peak pekoe? Put to sleep by chamomile? Ready for a revolution against Earl Grey? Worry not, tea-loving citizen. Boulder’s Three Leaf Farm, which is tied to the Dushanbe Teahouse, wants to help you spice up your herbal blends this week.

Friday, May 16, farm owner and certified herbalist Sara Martinelli will teach a workshop on blending herbal teas that will feature tastings, information about various properties of different teas and the chance to create your own personal blend to take home.

The class starts at 6 p.m. and costs $40 with all supplies included.

Get more information and register at www.ThreeLeafFarm.com.

TRATTORIA ON PEARL CLOSES 

First they came for The Olive Garden. Then they came for Bacaro Venetian Taverna. This week, they came for Trattoria on Pearl.

Boulder’s lost another noodle-peddler this week when the choicely located and effectively named Trattoria on Pearl closed up shop.

“With a heavy heart and distinctly mixed emotions, I must report that effective immediately, the restaurant is closed permanently,” co-owner Sara Casarrubias wrote in an email on May 7. “Thank you all for your support over the years.”

No word yet on what will become of Trattoria on Pearl’s trattoria space on Pearl St.

WHAT DO WE LOVE? WINE.

Boulder may be losing its strategic spaghetti reserve, but it’s gaining in another critical European foodstuff: wine.

This week will see the opening of a new winery: What We Love.

Born of an after-dinner conversation amongst friends, What We Love is launching with six different wines: a chardonnay, a sauvignon blanc, an orange muscat, a red rhone blend, a sangria and a mulled wine.

The public is invited to check out their goods at a grand opening shindig from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the What we Love tasting room on 1501 Lee Hill Road, Unit 14. The grand opening is $5 at the door and free for those under 21. Get more info at www. WhatWeLove.com.

SPEAKING OF WINE 

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper made his way to the top with beer. But it turns out our beer-loving, pot-mehing Brewer in Chief is down with Colorado’s wine industry as much as he’s down with whining about its pot industry. ZING!

Commander Hickenlooper signed a bill last week that, according to a press release, “will allow Colorado wineries to bottle, can or keg wines from other wineries.”

Industry reps say that the move will allow growth in the state wine industry by allowing Colorado wineries to serve as more effective distributors for out-of-state wineries.

In thanks for the business-friendly move, Colorado winery Infinite Monkey Theorum presented the Fearless Leader with a wine tap and keg to dress up his rumpus room at the Governor’s Mansion. IMT didn’t specifically say it was for the rumpus room, but, c’mon. What selfrespecting, beer-loving, rich guy that is slowly alienating more and more of his allies with his fracking policies as he descends into middle age doesn’t have a rumpus room?

Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com

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