Mile High's Wine of the Week: July 17th
Montebuena Cuvée KPF Rioja 2010
The red wines of Spain’s famous Rioja region are widely regarded as some of the most engaging, food friendly, and age-worthy of any in the world. This week we have a wonderful, entry level cuvee from a fantastic old producer, Montebuena. This attractive, medium bodied offering begins in classic Rioja fashion with elegant hints of rose petals, cinnamon, and cedar on the nose. The first sip reveals plenty of juicy red cherry and raspberry notes with a creamy entry that makes this one seem very approachable. The finish is decidedly old world in style with intriguing hints of anise, earth, and tobacco all framed by ...
Bomber of the Month: July
Fort Collins Brewery Out of the Ashes Smoked Rye Porter
There is something so deeply nourishing about smoke. The satisfying primal feeling that comes from food enveloped by the life force of wood in the form of natural ash and smoke. Heady with its presence; smoke is fundamental with its lasting distinction. Beers that take on these flavors are challenging for many and easy to understand why given the modern processes that are taken within clean brew houses. Fire and charcoal were once always at the start for all beer that was brewed many generations ago. Even if not intentionally added, smoke played a significant role in beer creation coming from the fires that were neede...