A new wine label in the Grand Valley is starting to offer some tasting events for locals and visitors to start to sample the product.
Evolve Wines released its label in September and will offer wine tastings for its three wines on Fridays and Saturdays starting this week at Maison La Belle Vie Winery, 3575 G Road in Palisade.
Evolve owner Corey Norsworthy has worked at Maison La Belle Vie for more than a decade and began making his own wine for the new brand in 2016.
The tastings will run through the end of the year and are by appointment. To book a time between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., call or Norsworthy at 361-4046. Tastings are $5 per person and the cost can be put toward a purchase of a bottle of wine.
Norsworthy said he takes a minimalist approach to winemaking. The grapes come from around the Grand Valley and he makes the wine at Maison La Belle Vie.
"I'm excited to showcase the brand," Norsworthy said.
Evolve offers a 2016 Tempranillo, a 2017 Mourvedre and a 2017 blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier. All wines are available for purchase at a tasting or through the website at evolvewines.co. The business also has a Facebook page and an Instagram page. The wine is available at Bin 707 Foodbar in Grand Junction, Norsworthy said.
Norsworthy first got into wine 20 years ago, he said. He's been making wine in Colorado since 2004 and received support from Maison La Belle Vie owner John Barbier, who allowed him to make his wine at the winery.
"It kept me excited to stay there," Norsworthy said. "(Barbier) was excited for me to pursue this."
■New business Art & Sound will host a Black Friday grand opening celebration that will run for three days starting Friday.
Art & Sound, 576½ 25 Road, Unit C, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and patrons can stop by, listen to some music and meet staff.
The business is owned by Bob and Pam Harp. It opened in October and combines a fine art studio and home audio showroom. Pam is a renowned watercolor artist who is known for her floral pieces. She also does "dog selfies." Those who visit the store during the grand opening can enter to win a free dog-selfie commission or a vintage stereo as well as sign up for watercolor classes that start in January.
Bob boasts a collection of vintage home stereos from the 1970s, including Marantz, Pioneer, Kenwood and Sansui brands.
Part of the sale includes a wide selection of turntables priced between $39 and $399.
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