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Follow along as our marketing intern, Thomas Roller, learns the ins and outs of the wine industry in this feature column, Somm’s Apprentice! The first thing I learned when I turned 21 and dipped my toes into the wonderful world of alcohol: There are a whole lot of bizarrely specific rules that certain beverages have to

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Follow along as our marketing intern, Thomas Roller, learns the ins and outs of the wine industry in this feature column, Somm’s Apprentice! I love to write reviews. My writing credentials include serving as the University of Colorado student newspaper’s  head music critic and columnist. Critical analysis is something that comes naturally. Picking things apart, discussing

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A key part of any given wine’s appeal is the story it tells. Oak Ridge Winery’s Old Soul wine looks like it could have been discovered in the dusty cellar of an old home. Picking by Label: Each month, we pick a wine bottle based only on its label—then decide if it tastes as good as

The label on the 2014 Gentleman’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon suggests a story of an interesting character, a man who embodies the masculine ideals espoused by 19th Century chivalry. The kind of guy who would challenge you to a spirited round of fisticuffs because you dared to belittle the works of Aristotle. The kind of guy who

 When you think of Denver, winemaking and Italian heritage aren’t generally the first things that come to mind. The Mile High City is famous for many things — beer, outdoors, the Broncos, and a certain plant. Wineries? Not so much. Picking by Label: Each month, we pick a wine bottle based only on its label —

Any wine with a dragon on the bottle must be fierce. Right!?! That was the hope when we found this Argentinian Malbec at the wine shop. A textured backdrop outlining said beast provides texture to the label, a beautiful women with flowers, flowing hair, and pearls. The Girl & Dragon wine company is not messing

Sunnyside has become one of the hot neighborhoods in Denver over the last two or three years, which means Paul Bonacquisti can lay claim to being a true trendsetter. He opened his namesake winery — Bonacquisti Wine Co., Denver’s first urban winery — in the neighborhood in which he lives all the way back in 2006,

The first thing that catches the eye is the Picasso-like feel of the 2014 Bodegas Anadas Care Macabeo/Chardonnay label. The abstract face and eccentric colors make it the kind of conversation piece you might find on a wall. Picking by Label: Each month, we pick a wine bottle based only on its label — then

Wine drinkers are often cast as snobs. An elite level of booze-hound that takes their beverage of choice very (too?) seriously. It’s enough to scare off a casual connoisseur and perhaps provide a level of intimidation to exploring wine among experts at winery tasting rooms the world around. We’re here to tell you that most wine drinkers

The Lego-style typeface on this modern wine label pulled us in; however it’s the story behind the name and the numbers that got us even more excited about enjoying it. It’s called 3055, a wine series that includes a red, white, and rose from Chateau Leon in Catalonia, Spain. The numbers are the boldest part

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