Beau Hoffman

About Beau Hoffman

Beau moved to Boulder while studying chemical engineering at CU. After 4 years of skipping the ramen and light beer for chicken Cordon Bleu and red Burgundy, the thought of leaving this foodie Mecca was absurd. He can typically be found on the daily circuit of wine tastings around the city, dining al fresco, or partaking in the usual Boulder activities (hiking, cycling, or climbing). In between meals, Beau works as a renewable energy engineer.
Posts by Beau Hoffman

The Kitchen Next Door for Wine?

It was a gorgeous day, so while visiting the Kitchen Next Door some Al Fresco dining was a must. To eat, I ordered their daily special- a meatball hoagie and decided to pair it with one of their six wine selections, a Povero Barbera d’Asti. The initial presentation of the wine was a bit disappointing, […]

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Tasting the Town (for free)

On the subject of wine, I am on the receiving end of the same questions over and over again.  The first, not surprisingly, is: “what is your favorite wine?”  The answer is fluid, pun intended.  My favorite wine varies depending on the weather, time of day, accompanying meal, and other factors. Minutes later, after rambling […]

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A Crash Course to the Burgundy Wine Fest

Each November in Burgundy, France, is a charity event known as the Hospices de Beaune, which is likely the greatest wine celebration in the world.  Over the course of the weekend is the Clos Vougeot dinner, Paulée de Meursault BYOB lunch, and the world-famous wine auction where 100% of the bottles are donated, and 100% […]

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The Second Kitchen- A Paradigm Shift in the Sustainable Food Model

If I received a dollar for every time I heard or read the term “sustainable,” I could probably make a living just walking around Boulder and reading the blurbs found on grocery store walls and restaurant menus.  But what does sustainable truly mean in the context of food?  For some, sustainable food would entail utilizing […]

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Second Kitchen Food Co-op Opening in Boulder Next Week

Editors Note: This is a sneak peak of The Second Kitchen Food Co-op set to open next week.  Stay tuned for a piece next week detailing their grand opening! Kickstarter projects range from purely philanthropic to the downright bizarre, and this week thanks to over 200 backers, the vision of three students 2 years ago […]

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Somm Documentary Out Now

Without too much fanfare, Somm, a documentary following the quest of four Master Sommelier candidates, opened at the Denver Film Center yesterday.  The only scheduled showings at this point are this Saturday and Sunday only!  They say you never know how much you don’t know until you really start delving into something.  So if you […]

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Rosé Season is Here!

The last few days of scorching heat make it hard to believe it has barely been a month since we got a foot of snow.  The Farmers Market is in full swing, getting a patio table requires hours of patience, and North Boulder Park is rife with picnickers.  Most importantly, rosé season is finally here! […]

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The Wine of Oak: Sound as a Barrel

Editor’s Note: this is the first in a series of reviews of local wine lists by EDB’s new wine writer, Beau Hoffman. The use of oak in wine is no doubt a polarizing subject in the world in wine.  On one hand, the subtle tannins can augment the wine and create interesting flavors (smokiness, subtle […]

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