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Tour de brew: Upslope Brewery

Brewery touring in Boulder isn’t just enjoyable, it’s eclectic. Boulder is home to many different walks of life, and for each, there is a...

Tour de brew: Boulder Beer Company

I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one.” — Capt. Benjamin Willard in Apocalypse Now Go forth and drink, young man!”...

The best of Colorado wines

Colorado may be known around the country, maybe even the world, for both its macro and micro brewing industry. But let’s not forget, the...

With wine, endless treasures await

On January 12, 2007, one of the world’s greatest violin players set up shop in the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station in Washington, D.C. Wearing...

This summer, make room for chillable, gulpable reds

Greetings from Ocean City, New Jersey. This past Saturday, I checked into a rental house for the week with some friends. Since Ocean City...

For easy summertime drinking, reach for Txakolina

With summer here, the frequency of poolside barbeques, lazy picnics and late nights on the patio is rising just as quickly as the mercury....

Are modern sommeliers educators?

I was out past midnight one recent Wednesday, despite a meeting early the next morning. When I headed home, my route took me through Washington,...

Betting on millennials

When I was in college, we drank beer. When my sons were in college, they drank draft beer. But when my granddaughter was in...

Embracing the Rhone Rangers

Raise your hand if customers regularly come in and ask for a good Cabernet.” I recently issued this directive to a group of 40 sommeliers,...

‘The Water Knife’ and Dale’s Pale Ale

With the sun blaring, it is the perfect afternoon for reading, but not for sitting in the sun. I’m 60 pages away from finishing...

Celebrating balance in Pinot Noir

If a Pinot Noir is overwhelmed with fruit — or, indeed, by any element, like oak, fruit extraction, fruit ripeness or alcohol — you’re...

Trading a desk job for one in the vineyards

Finding Shane Finley was easy. Via email, we planned to meet for lunch at Bourbon Steak in Washington, D.C., a restaurant that’s housed at the...
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