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New Top Chef: Jackson Oviatt at Spoons bistro

By Dixie Burmeister

I recently sat down with Jackson Oviatt, who became the executive chef at Spoons bistro and bakery in December. Spoons, 3090 N. 12th St., is a great place to eat if you like a comfortable, warm and welcoming atmosphere that highlights fresh, ...


Cheers! Attention comrades!

By Christopher Tomlinson

Attention comrades! Despite its name, the Moscow Mule isn’t Russian. It’s American, born in Hollywood in the late 1930s or ‘40s, depending on what story you read. Three kinds of Moscow Mules await you at the Blue Moon ...

Wine Openers: Nancy Lewis’ pastel painting chosen at reception for Colorado Winefest

By Dave Buchanan

A record turnout and a record number of artists gathered Friday at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade for the Colorado Winefest Art Reception, the much-awaited kickoff event for the 2015 Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank. In ...


Cheers! Prohibition

By Charles Ashby

Prohibition Now that the Colorado Legislature is in session and my duties require me to be in Denver, I won’t have too many local cocktails to share for a few months. So to commemorate my 19th session here, and to give you an insight ...


Cheers! Fear and loathing

By Charles Ashby

Fear and loathing When I was in journalism school at the University of Colorado in Boulder way back when there was a journalism school at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Hunter S. Thompson came to speak. He was drunk, of course, and ...


Millennials shift toward wine at a faster pace

By Dave Buchanan

As you’ve probably noticed, craft beers and artisanal spirits are taking over the liquid landscape for the millennial generation, those drinkers under 40. While wine-industry executives are properly concerned about the inroads being ...


Pair of state’s wineries win Jefferson Cup

By Dave Buchanan

It’s always gratifying to end the year on a high note and two Colorado wineries have done just that. Bookcliff Vineyards of Boulder recently was awarded its fourth Jefferson Cup award, the highest honor given at the Jefferson Cup ...


Give yourself a gift this year: 
Explore wine and vineyards

By Dave Buchanan

Christmas is a time for lists, and if you’ve been reading any of the wine-related websites online and in the glossy magazines, you know every writer is anxious to share his or her list of the things you need to have for that perfect ...

Gingerbread creation part of trying new holiday fun

By Dixie Burmeister

This year I decided challenge myself and try my hand at creating something in gingerbread for the Palisade Olde Fashioned Christmas Gingerbread Contest and Showcase. Since I love Palisade peaches, I decided to build a large gingerbread ...

‘Tis the season to bring on the figgy pudding

By Dixie Burmeister

The day after Thanksgiving while visiting our family, Christmas music was everywhere. Soon I was humming, “Oh, bring us some figgy pudding. Oh, bring us ...” Well, you know the rest. We sing about figgy pudding, but have you ever ...

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