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FD: Wine Column March 25, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Change is in the air as spring brings a jump in activity in Colorado’s wine country. One big change is the Rocky Mountain Association of Vintners and Viticulturists, which represents the state’s wine makers and industry along with ...

FD: Dixie Burmeister Column March 18, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

Traditionally, I request a later deadline for my “after the health fair column” so I can include your reaction to my yearly new health fair recipe. It’s not that I don’t trust my husband Fred’s judgment or my ...

FD: Wine Column March 11, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Meteorologists are calling it unseasonably warm weather, but it’s not quite warm enough to break a sweat on grape growers. A sweat not from exertion but from anxiety as some of vineyards in warmer areas may be showing some early signs ...

GJSENTINEL.COM BLOG: WINE OPENERS Fresh and Wyld in Paonia features organic, local foods

By Dave Buchanan

Posted by Dave Buchanan at 3:50 p.m. on March 2 The Hostess and I spent Friday skiing the steep but not-so-deep of Telluride, a lovely day of confused weather (blowing snow and cold, cold wind alternating with spring-warm, sunny skies) and ...

FD: Dixie Burmeister Column March 04, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

It’s time for the Grand Valley Health Fair and St. Patrick’s Day. A note before I get to St. Patrick’s Day. The Grand Valley Health Fair is from 7 a.m. to noon March 13–14 at Central High School. For a listing of the ...

FD: Wine Column February 25, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

There’s only one way out of this economic slump and that’s to keep money in circulation. Why not spend some at your local winery? That’s not entirely frivolous. Many Colorado wineries appear to be holding the line on ...

Fasching German 2-22-9

Pre-Lenten ritual of Fasching features food, drink, dance

By Melinda Mawdsley

The menu of a typical German Fasching event is a meat lover’s dream. Horst Kalin, who has lived in Crawford for 15 years but grew up in Germany, feasted on cutlers, bratwurst, roasted chicken, hog legs (eisbein) and beef rolls ...


Viva Italian wines Italy showcases its wine in effort to capture, keep Americans’ attention

By Dave Buchanan

NEW YORK — Snow-covered streets turning to gray mush under endless traffic were forgotten under the warm Mediterranean glow spreading through New York’s Palace Hotel. It was the New York opening of the Italian Trade ...

FD: Dixie Burmeister Column February 18, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

Just when you thought “Matters of the Heart” were over for February, I must remind you, it’s American Heart Month. The American Heart Association chefs developed some delicious recipes as evidenced by the following appealing ...

FD: Legislature to honor local pioneering winemaker

By Dave Buchanan

Nearly seven months to the day after he died, pioneering winemaker Doug Phillips continues to make his mark on Colorado’s wine industry. Phillips, founder and co-owner (with his wife Sue) of Plum Creek Cellars in Palisade, will be ...

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