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A growler for the wine lover.


Last year’s wine-on-tap trend—grape juice served directly from the keg—was quickly adopted by spots such as Euclid Hall, Table 6, Jax Fish House, and the Kitchen [Next Door]. Now, the eco-friendly practice (i.e., no difficult-to-recycle glass bottles) gets an at-home spin with Denver-based Bonacquisti Wine Co.’s jug wine. Think beer growler for the vino lover: Purchase a $20 one-liter bottle of Bonacquisti from the Pecos Street tasting room and receive an unlimited number of $12.99 refills. Currently, winemaker Paul Bonacquisti is pouring Vinny No Neck, a velvety Sangiovese, and [d] Red, a robust Shiraz blend. Both wines won silver at the 2011 Colorado Winemaker’s Challenge. Bonus: For a more raucous occasion, Bonacquisti also offers five-liter jugs ($55, plus a refundable $10 deposit). 4640 Pecos St., 303-477-9463, denverwine.net

This article appeared in the February 2012 issue of 5280.

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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