48: A Taste of Tempranillo and Kingman Estate Winery
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
This time Paul and 'Cha get together to sample some Tempranillo and go over some of the robust flavors that emit from it. We also hear from Doug Kingman from Kingman Estate Winery. 10 acres and a barn in the Grand Valley of the Colorado River, near Palisade. Really, it started with a dream and a strong desire to create Colorado Wines that are equal to, or better, than wines from other great wine producing regions throughout the world. The unique climate and soil conditions in the Grand Valley of Colorado yield a grape with outstanding characteristics enabling the production of uniquely exquisi ..read more
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47: Tasting Vinnie Fera Wines from Boulder
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
Cha-Cha's back again! This time we're trying a well-bodied 2019 Malbec from Vinnie Fera Wineries in Boulder, CO. It's called Hogback, which might sound like an odd name, but it makes sense once you hear founder Tim Moley explain it. Vinnie Fera has been around since 2016, and they say they pick their grapes based on what fits best in the Colorado landscape. They're not forcing anything here- they want to allow the full flavor and potential of their grapes to come through when the wine hits your tongue, and spoiler alert, they definitely succeed with the Hogback. You can check their website out ..read more
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46: G Brown: Colorado Music Experience founding director and author
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
Paul is joined by Colorado Music Experience founding director and author, G Brown. G covered popular music at The Denver Post for 26 years, interviewing well over 3200 musicians, including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger, and Kurt Cobain. He's also amassed an archive of close to 150 rare promotional photos, and he's put them all into a new book series called On Record. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info ..read more
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45: Carboy Wines
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
ChaCha's back! And we're back to wine tasting. This week, we've got a lovely selection from Carboy, a fast-growing and award-winning winery with four locations across Colorado. We test their 2019 Riesling from Grand Valley, and it's quite the treat. We also get a special audio clip from Tyzok Wharton, Head Winemaker at Carboy, where he walks us through their whole winemaking process. Carboy also has 3 wines in the Governor's Cup this year. If you'd like to learn more about them or pick up some of their wines yourself (which we'd definitely recommend), you can visit their website here. See Priv ..read more
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44: Wine Week Panel Discussion
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
I recently attended a wine tasting event hosted by Blanchard Family Wines in downtown Denver. Four winemakers each presenting one Colorado wine to an enthusiastic and thirsty crowd during Colorado Wine Week. In attendance was Doug Kingman from Kingman Estates Winery, Tim Moly from Vinny Fera Winery in Boulder, Tyzok Wharton from Carboy Winery in Littleton and myself. After the tasting and presentation, we had a panel discussion for the attendees to ask us questions. This is a part of that discussion which will hopefully give you some insight into the world of Colorado wine special. Thank you t ..read more
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43: Italian Heritage Wines
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
Nationally, October is Italian Heritage Month and since 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a proclamation designating October as Italian Heritage Month in Colorado. The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver drafted the proclamation noting the many different ways in which Italians helped and contributed to the establishment of many industries within the state. My guests are Susan Gurule from The Dante Alighieri Society of Denver and Alisa DiGiacomo from History Colorado. Alisa DiGiacomo is the director of curatorial services and the senior curator at History Colorado. In 2007, she curat ..read more
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42: Alwyn "Fitz" Fitzgerald: Wisconsin Wines
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
Paul sits down with Alwyn "Fitz" Fitzgerald, the former President of Fisher King Winery which closed in 2020 when there were staffing shortages. In this episode you will find out first hand that it is not too cold to grow amazing grapes in Wisconsin, and that Paul finds similarities between Colorado and Wisconsin when it comes to growing grapes. He also tells the story of his mother and how he used to watch her make wine and why he decided to go into the wine business in 2011. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell ..read more
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41: A Latino Story: Puerto Rican Nocturne with Angel Mendez-Soto
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
First of all, a disclaimer: No wine bottles were opened in this week's episode, but you certainly don't need a drink to enjoy this week's guest. Angel Mendez-Soto grew up in New York City’s East Harlem (El Barrio), and he's a man with a storied career in theatre. He has been a member of Su Teatro, directed by Anthony J. Garcia, for over 40 years. In the 1980’s he was also a member of the the Black theatre company Eulipions, directed by Jo Bunton-Keel. Angel is a former recipient of the Mayor’s Excellence in the Arts Award. Earlier this year he portrayed Grandpop in the Theatreworks p ..read more
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40: A Surprise Visit with Dan and Michelle of Continental Divide Winery
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
Fate and a combined passion for the wine industry brought two families together to create Continental Divide Winery.  Part-time Breckenridge residents Jeffrey and Ana Maltzman owned two successful wineries in California. Ten years ago the Maltzmans, their two daughters and their two Australian Shepherds were walking down Main Street in Breckenridge when they spotted Colorado winemakers and Alma residents Kent Hutchison and Angela Bryan, their two daughters and their two Australian Shepherds walking the other direction. The couples and their girls have been fast friends ever sinc ..read more
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39: Jenne Baldwin-Eaton
Denver Wine Radio
by Paul Bonacquisti
6M ago
Jenne Baldwin-Eaton started her career in winemaking with Plum Creek Cellars in 1994. For 22 years, Baldwin-Eaton made award-winning wines from 100% Colorado grown grapes and was involved in all aspects of running a commercial winery. The success and growth of the Colorado wine industry is very important to Baldwin-Eaton and as an instructor her goal is to pass along years of accrued knowledge and practical experience. She is currently developing and teaching the first Colorado AAS in Viticulture and Enology program, at Western Colorado Community College. She teaches courses in fermented bever ..read more
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