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Decadent Saint – the Ultimate Mixers

Most times I write about a Boulder County food or drink business, I have to think up a good theme for the article. In this case, Decadent Saint has such a compelling story it sort of writes itself. Decadent Saint founder Michael Hasler is a New Zealander with 35 years of winemaking experience. While running […]

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The Queen of Cuisine - Ella Brennan

CineCHEF – A Dining and Movie Experience

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF)  returns again this weekend with the creative and delicious CineCHEF competition on Friday, March 3rd @ 5pm. Since the festival started in 2005, BIFF co-founder, Kathy Beek, along with her sister Robin, have wanted to integrate the festival with Boulder chefs who have successfully put Boulder cuisine on the map. […]

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Quintessential Wine Tasting Event – This Friday at the Boulderado

If you have ever traveled domestically or Internationally on a wine tasting vacation – or wanted to –  then, don’t miss this event being put on by our good friends at Hazels Beverage World and Quintessential Wines. As a family-owned business, Quintessential’s mission is solely focused on importing wines made by multi-generational, family owned & […]

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CineCHEF: An Upscale Take on Dinner and a Movie

The combo of “dinner and a movie” will never go out of style. However, the “same old” can get boring. In its second year, as part of the Boulder International Film Festival, CineCHEF is a creative iteration of “dinner and a movie.” A gourmet culinary experience, CineCHEF showcases chefs from some of Boulder’s most recognized restaurants. […]

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Pros and Cons of Drinking Local

At Eat, Drink, Boulder, we promote and support local. Boulder is a town of beauty, creativity, start-ups, and our favorite: delicious food and drink. Whenever we can, we eat and drink local. In doing this, the economy and hard work of our community members is supported. The local agriculture benefits, leaving room for open space […]

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Denver International Wine Festival: A Must-Do!

Everyone should attend the Denver International Wine Festival at least once in their life. Started in 2005 by Christopher and Darcy Davies, the festival has continued to educate newcomers and wine lovers, promoting the discovery of hidden gems in the wine industry. After realizing that most of Colorado’s wine festivals are held in the mountains, […]

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Fresh Thymes: Eating With Power!

It is powerful to be able to have whatever you want when ordering at a restaurant. Unfortunately, people with dietary allergies and intolerances do not always have that luxury. After being diagnosed with celiac disease in 2006, Christine Ruch found that the best solution to conquering the fear of eating out was opening a restaurant […]

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Sugarbeet Restaurant – Eclectic New American Cuisine

Neatly tucked in just shy of southwest Old Town Longmont, The Sugarbeet Restaurant is an eclectic blend of chef-prepared New American Cuisine, cocktails and fine wines in a destination which will entice and attract even the most selective foodie away from Boulder. Downtown parking issues and congestion are replaced with a high quality, small town […]

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Field to Vase Tour Promises a Delightful Al-Fresco Experience

An interesting twist on the farm to table movement is taking place this Saturday, July 18th, as the national Field to Vase tour arrives in the Boulder area. Enjoy an evening of al-fresco dining, seated directly in the fields where your dinner ingredients were sourced while also incorporating the beauty and elegance of floral arrangements from the surrounding fields. With a NY Times […]

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Fog Theory Wines: Whole Foods’ Little Secret

Whole Foods Market is known for quality products, healthy choices and delicious food. However, the Whole Foods Market wine department deserves some attention. In my first experience with a virtual wine tasting, I had the opportunity to taste two unreleased wines that are coming to the Rocky Mountain Whole Foods region this summer. Fog Theory […]

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PMG: Broadening Boulder’s Horizons

There is a stigma that wine can only be enjoyed if the drinker has a broad knowledge and understanding of wine. Emily Gold would like to break that stereotype, which is why PMG is about comfort, fun and approachability to wine and food. On a quiet Monday evening, I walk into PMG and am instantly […]

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Eat Drink Boulder Enjoys French Wine

Shopping for wine is hard. Wine can be chosen based on grape varietal, location, region, producer, style, etc. It is possible to spend hours browsing aisles of wine and still walk away empty handed. That is why having one person choose three of their favorite wines and letting others taste, is a great way to […]

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Eat Drink Boulder to Start Wine & Beer Tasting Panel

Ever heard of a “shelf talker”? A shelf talker is one of those many little reviews stuck to shelves in the wine section of almost any local liquor store. Eat Drink Boulder is proud to announce we are starting a Tasting Panel to review wines and beers found at local Boulder retail establishments. We will generally […]

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Settembre Cellars: Sip, Savor and Learn

New Year’s resolutions tend to be hard to keep. However, if the resolution involves drinking wine, it might be slightly more manageable. One way to learn about wine is to select one type of grape and try different bottles of it. My current grape: Cabernet Sauvignon. Between January and March, I have been buying and […]

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Intimate Wine Pairing Dinner

This Thursday’s Perfect Pair- Salt Bistro and Bookcliff Vineyard

If you haven’t had a chance to experience Bradford Heap’s much buzzed about fare at Colterra or SALT Bistro, you should move that experience to the top of your Boulder must-do list. For those of you that have, this Thursday’s event at Bookcliff Vineyards offers a unique opportunity to explore a custom designed five-course menu of Bradford’s creations at a uniquely intimate venue […]

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Vertical Syrah Tasting … of Colorado Wines

How cool is it we have wineries in Boulder that send out messages like the one below? This looks to be a screaming deal for $20 and is a chance to find that wine from a local winery you can buy by the case and pull out whenever you have visitors in town! Go Settembre […]

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Staying Happy, Healthy, and Socially Connected; How to Evade the Winter Blues

Fortunately, in Boulder, gorgeous blue skies often accompany our snowy winter days. However, the initial fervent excitement that ski season brings tends to wear its welcome come mid-March, when we yearn for consistently warm days. Memories of the sun’s heat and that telltale scent of the trees that wafts over the Front Range once the […]

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Pairings from a Pro

2020 – not just an address (2020 Ionosphere Street, Longmont), not just the name of a great new establishment … but the gold standard for vinous acuity in wine pairing.  So lets dive in with some imagery: Owner, chef, buyer, GM, and generally gregarious and sweet individual Matthew Koury is electric. 2020 volts of culinary energy […]

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Boulder Wine Merchant Expertise for Free

Did you know that Boulder Wine Merchant offers free wine education classes, led by owner and Master Sommelier, Brett Zimmerman? Maybe I miss the classroom setting or learning something new every day, but when I hear about a free lecture or class, I jump at the opportunity to participate. The classes are held Saturday afternoons […]

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Wines for Floods: Boulder’s Flood Wine Brand

Drinking to raise money for a good cause; who could ever be opposed to that? Drinking good wine for a cause is even better. Boulder Wine Merchant, owned by Brett Zimmerman, hosts free wine tastings every Wednesday from 5:30-7pm, making for a nice way to get out of the midweek slump. Lately, Wednesdays have been […]

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Cured: Wine Tasting and Education in One

Wine tastings can go one of two ways: impersonal and rushed or intimate and educational. Though wine tastings are a great way to sample unknown wines, I also like to learn about the wines I’m drinking: the grapes, the producer, the region. I may not be at a tasting to buy a bottle of wine, […]

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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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Boulder County Farmer’s Market Springs to Life April 5

Spring seduces everyone. How could you not notice the tips of daffodils and crocus’ nosing eagerly through the hardened ground?  The rhubarb unfurling its leaves on ruby-colored stems, the bright green shoots of chive, onion, and leek standing at attention.  If you’ve spent this cold, windy winter eating seasonally, you’ll be smitten by the signs […]

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Valentine’s Day, Boulder-Style

Valentine’s Day. A day filled to the brim with heart shaped boxes of chocolate (or maybe in Boulder’s case, heart shaped boxes of kale chips), dozens upon dozens of red roses, and bags of tasteless conversation hearts. For those looking to do something special on this day of love, we have put together a list of places with Valentine’s Day […]

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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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Exploring The Auguste Escoffier Farm to Table Program with Michel Escoffier

We toured 63rd Street Farms in Boulder to get a first-hand look at the amazing Farm to Table Program offered by the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder and its sister school in Austin, Texas. We got to meet and tour the farm with the amazing Michel Escoffier, chef instructor Steve Nalls of […]

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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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High on the Hog: A Cochon 555 Retrospective

I didn’t really know what to expect at Cochon 555, but I didn’ t expect THIS.  Excited as I was for the event in Vail, I couldn’t picture it.  Then, once I arrived, everything was moving and shaking and begging for attention, and I had to saddle up for the ride–which began before we even […]

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Dishcrawl Tours Pearl Street for Boulder’s Tastiest Eats

It’s not surprising that Dishcrawl decided to set its sights on Boulder’s Pearl Street for an upcoming foodie safari. The international start-up visits renowned food-centric cities, guiding a walking tour through some of the most innovative and delicious eats that they have to offer. Having visited cities like San Francisco, Toronto, New York and Philadelphia, […]

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Family, Food And Music: A Glance At Treppeda’s Over The Years

Good food is just a small slice of what you’ll get at Treppeda’s Restaurant in Niwot, Colorado, though “good” does not even begin to describe the birthday meal I enjoyed there last week with twelve of my closest friends and family members.  Immediately upon walking through the door we were greeted by a host of […]

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WholeVine: Wine is Great, But There is So Much More!

  When you think of sustainability and using “every last drop” of something, generally you think of something like energy or water.  Fortunately, there are people like Peggy Furth, co-founder of WholeVine Products, who marry the principles of sustainability and zero waste with food and drink. Located in Napa Valley Wine Country, WholeVine takes the […]

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Chart Your “Course” at The World Cafe

I went to the “World Cafe’s” soft opening party knowing nothing. I had never been to Cuvee, the wine bar of the same owners previously in its place and knew nothing about the new one. What I expected to find was a new chic restaurant, too hip for its own good, competing for the talkative […]

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Millions Invested in Hazel’s Wine and Spirits

In case you were losing sleep thinking about how future liquor giant Hazel’s Wine and Spirits will have the means to open and fill the 35,000 square-foot space (at 1955 28th st.) they plan to take over by the 2nd quarter of this year, put your worries aside. According to SEC filings, Hazel’s has raised […]

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“Green” Wine Dinner at Riffs

No, Riffs isn’t joining the ranks and adding green food coloring to your favorite beverage for St. Patrick’s Day (rest assured there will be plenty of other local watering holes that will be offering dyed brews to willing partygoers); they are celebrating the Irish holiday with an event featuring a three-course dinner paired with biodynamic, […]

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Artisan Sherry Dinner at The Med

Boulder Wine Merchant is sponsoring a tour of Spanish Sherry (led by Holly Wing of De Maison Imports) paired with a three course meal hosted by The Mediterranean restaurant. Event will take place on Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm, cost is $50+ and reservations are requested (303-444-5335).

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Chinese Street Food and Riesling Wine

Zoe Ma Ma (2010 10th St., Boulder) is hosting a Riesling and food pairing Thursday, March 8th from 5 to 7pm featuring guest M.S. Brett Zimmerman from the Boulder Wine Merchant. It’s free to attend, but reservations are requested as space is limited. 303-545-6262 for reservations. More info at Boulder Wine Merchant’s website.

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New Liquor Giant Coming to Town

  Hazel’s Wine & Spirits is headed to Boulder to take over the space that used to house Ultimate Electronics (1955 28th Street). It’ll bring some competition to the city’s beloved large-footprint liquor store, Liquor Mart, with its plans to fill up the whole 35,000 square-foot building (Hazel’s will be about 2,500 sq. feet larger […]

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