Colorado Food & Wine Shopping Skiing & Snowboarding Telluride
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Hello all Valentines! What a great way to celebrate love, ladies and wine, three very vital components of life—wouldn’t you agree? And I say let’s celebrate all three all year round—or at least throughout the weekend.
I’ve been teaching Women’s Week here in Telluride all week, so I’m pretty hyped up on girl power and, of course, wine has been a big part of our après ski program. I wanted to take a couple of minutes to share with you, however, two of my most recent wine discovers: Big House and Juicy Details Wines.
Actually I’ve known about Big House for a while and have been a fan of these delicious and most reasonably priced wines since the beginning. It recently came to my attention, however, that the winemaker behind this Monterey County brand—just a short escape from a state correctional facility—is the lovely Georgetta Dane. Who would have guessed it? Wouldn’t you have imagined some burly guy? It’s no wonder these wines embody such a noteworthy blend of New World winemaking style and Old World finesse. Georgetta and I became friends on Facebook and I was instantly impressed to find such a lady behind such a heavy-hitting wine. (Note the recurring prison theme emblazoned on all The Big House labels.) You go, girl! And I hope next year you’ll make it out to ski with all of us unchained zinners.
Now for the more obvious love accent on wines. Juicy Details Wines ring in as the perfect choice for ladies to enjoy by themselves or with friends, another reasonably-priced wine also found at most package stores. These Spanish nectars are fruit-forward, fun and full of bright flavors. I love the packaging and the fact that the label states that they pair well with girlfriends and gossip. I know what your thinking—I bet you’re wondering if they’re too sweet for you. I was afraid of that myself, however, I have enjoyed them immensely with all kinds of food from Roquefort cheese to pâté to Thai food. In red, white and rosé, these sweet wines also taste great all alone. Or for an added perk, cut them with fizzy water and you have an especially fun and festive cocktail.
Here’s to love, ladies and wine! Hope the men will take notice all year long—or at least throughout this holiday weekend.
There’s a Women’s Week in March here in T-ride as well. Read my story here.