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Thursday, April 26,2012

Tidbites | Tequila time

TEQUILA TIME

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, Boulder Wine Merchant will host a tasting of Corrido Tequila with Yuri Kato on Saturday, April 28, from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

Corrido’s tequilas “show amazing depth and flavor with a super clean distillation that is reflected by the smooth, cooling finish on the palate,” according to the Boulder Wine Merchant. The Reposado and Anejo products from Corrido offer the added complexity of Bourbon barrel aging with their “double barrel” aging program. Attendees of the tasting can sample the tequilas “neat” or in margarita form.

WARM WEATHER, COLD BEER

With Boulder’s hot, dry days already upon us, many people say that water is the best way to stay hydrated.

But if water is just too boring and mainstream for your tastes, Twisted Pine Brewing Company is rolling out La Petite Saison, its summer seasonal ale, to keep you hydrated. The awardwinning ale is finding its way to store shelves and tap handles in the last half of April, and the company calls it a “smooth sipper with a crisp finish.”

DITCH THE WHEAT

The Gluten Free Bistro and Beau Jo’s are celebrating Celiac Awareness Month on Wheat-Free Wednesdays starting in May.

Two winners will receive free meals on the first and third Wednesdays of May at all Beau Jo’s locations in Colorado. The meals will be courtesy of The Gluten Free Bistro, a company started by three gluten-intolerant Boulder natives.

The winners will receive their Wheat- Free Wednesday meals on the house, and they include one gluten-free specialty pizza or up to a three-topping create-your-own pizza and salad bar, valued at $14.99.

A TASTE OF TWITTER

23 Colorado wineries and one meadery will pour for the fourth annual DrinkLocalWine conference and the Nomacorc-Colorado Twitter Taste-off on April 28 at St. Cajetan’s on the Metropolitan State University campus in Denver.

During the taste-off, wineries will pour two wines, and participants will tweet about what they taste. Over the last three years, 10 million tweets and re-tweets about the event have been shared.

Awards will be given out for best red wine, best white wine, favorite media wine and people’s choice wine, as well as best tweet or series of tweets. Unfortunately, no award is going out for drunkest tweeter.

Tickets are $35 and include a souvenir glass. Go to DrinkLocal- Wine.com to pick one up. Oh, and no matter how good you are at tweeting, you don’t get to go if you aren’t 21.

WINE AND DINE

The Greenbriar Inn is hosting a dinner with wines from Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m.

Hosted by Brooke Michaels from Silver Oak, the evening will feature a six-course menu paired with Twomey Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot and vintages of Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon dating to 1995.

Make reservations by phone at 303-440-7979 or online at www.greenbriarinn.com. The cost is $125 per person.

WINNING

In perfect timing with all the celebrations of May’s Celiac Awareness Month, Ted’s Montana Grill has been named Best Gluten-Free Restaurant Chain in the 2012 About.com Gluten-Free Readers’ Choice Awards, an online competition where About.com readers nominated and voted on their favorite gluten-free products and options.

The restaurant offers gluten-free appetizers, salads, entrées, burgers, kids’ meals and desserts, and plans to continue expanding its gluten-free options.

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