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Served in a decanter, boxed vino joins feast

By Dave Buchanan

Wine writers are among the few people who enjoy the indecision of which wine to serve for Thanksgiving. Writers, perhaps because their heads are full of options or simply because they are in need of something seasonal over which to fuss and ...



By Staff

Peace I’ve had jalapeño margaritas before, most notably at Peach Tree Distillers in Palisade. So when we stopped for lunch at Peace Tree Juice Cafe in Moab recently, I urged my wife to try their version. (I was drinking the ...

Here’s a look at ‘What’s On Your Thanksgiving Table’ answers

By Dixie Burmeister

Thanksgiving talk is swirling around as much as the fall leaves right now. How do you cook your turkey? Cranberry sauce in the can or fresh? In a recent Parade magazine in The Daily Sentinel, I discovered that The Barefoot Contessa (Ina ...


Celebrating the 100th birthday of wine legend; harvest update

By Dave Buchanan

Briefly noted ... Peter Mondavi Sr. of Charles Krug Winery turned 100 on Nov. 8, a remarkable age and a remarkable man. I had the good fortune to meet Mondavi a few years ago in New York and while the meeting was brief, the moment stands out ...


Gingerbread houses held together with royal icing

By Dixie Burmeister

Given that today is Nov. 5, there is definitely time to immerse yourself in the fun of the Palisade Gingerbread Contest and Showcase, presented by Guild Mortgage supporting all home builders, on Dec. 6. This olde fashioned holiday tradition ...

Pumpkin will spice up recipes for the fall

By Dixie Burmeister

Are you one of us, a member of the Pumpkin Passion Party? It starts with the first cool, autumn-feeling day and an urge to set a pumpkin on the porch and put some pumpkin bread in the oven. True members start grabbing cans of pumpkin as soon ...


Wine enthusiasts pack park for annual Colorado Mountain Winefest

By Dave Buchanan

A search for merlot, re-finding cabernet franc and a refreshing rosé at the end of a long, hot day highlight memories of the 23rd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest, this year sponsored by Alpine Bank. There was a lot more, of course, ...


Cheers! Margaritaville

By Staff

Margaritaville I know it’s not really a margarita time of year, with as chilly as it has been the past few days and winter about to bear down on us, but I didn’t feel like a martini or a beer when my wife and I went to Buffalo ...

Salute the almighty potato in September

By Dixie Burmeister

September is National Potato Month, which is timely given the cooler weather and all those cooler weather comfort foods including traditional potato dishes. But wait, have you noticed what’s been happening in the spud world? The bar ...


California earthquake shakes stock of Napa Valley’s library wines

By Dave Buchanan

Winemakers in general are a resilient, optimistic lot and it’s going take a bit of both before the Napa Valley is back to normal. The earthquake that hit the area in the predawn on Aug. 24 caused an estimated $362 million damage, ...

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