In a state booming with distilleries (71 to be exact), one newcomer is making quite a splash. Old Elk Distillery, a Fort Collins-based venture nearly four years in the making, introduced its line of handcrafted spirits, including Dry Town Gin, Dry Town Vodka, and Nooku Bourbon Cream in November....
March 8 2017, 2:30 PM
Bethany Rhine welcomes visitors to the cozy Winter Park Winery in Fraser. Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Winter Park Winery
The People: This cheerful mountain winery is owned and operated by Jon Brickner, a pro cyclist who grew up in Aurora, where his dad ran a small co-op winery in which neighbors shared in the work—as well as the rewards—of winemaking. Before he was...
February 24 2017, 3:10 PM
Silver Vines Winery in Olde Town Arvada features award-winning wines in a cozy ambiance.
—Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Silver Vines Winery
The People: Minnesotan brothers—and Silver Vines Winery owners—Danny and Jeff Chayer are both lifelong wine lovers. Jeff studied Viticulture and Enology while Danny learned how to manage business at the award-winning Landon Winery in Texas;...
January 3 2017, 1:30 PM
Satisfying sips and a unique setting await you at Pon Pon Bar. —Photo by Amy Thomson
When Eric Corrigan and Paul Garcia opened Pon Pon Bar in RiNo a year ago, they drew on a range of inspirations—plus their own talents—for the art gallery-meets-watering hole. “We riffed off of bars we’d been to all over the world,” Corrigan says. "The whole idea hatched around making something...
December 15 2016, 3:42 PM
Ten Bears Winery is located on a beautiful parcel of land nine miles north of downtown Fort Collins.
Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Ten Bears Winery
The People: While working for 16 years at one of Fort Collins’ breweries, William Conkling never gave up his dream of becoming a winemaker. So in 2006, after finding a beautiful, 12-acre parcel near the town of Laporte, just north of Fort Collins, he...
November 30 2016, 1:39 PM
Co-owner Davy Price behind the counter at DeBeque Canyon Winery in Palisade. Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: DeBeque Canyon Winery
The People: This Palisade winery is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Bennett and Davy Price, both of whom grew up in Texas. Although Bennett was raised on a farm, he worked for years as a geologist in the oil and gas industry...
October 27 2016, 1:58 PM
Customize your Bloody with Gaetano's extensive selection of toppings.
—All photography by Lucy Beaugard
As the weather on these fall mornings gets progressively cooler, we find ourselves craving a cocktail that's a bit more substantial than a mimosa to accompany our weekend brunches. And what better way to ring in the crisp air than with the Bloody Mary? Whether you like yours spicy, tangy,...
October 10 2016, 11:30 AM
The climate and vegetation in the North Fork Valley reminded winemaker Yvon Gros and his wife, Joanna Reckert, of Provence, the gorgeous region in southern France known for its lavender and grapes.
Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Leroux Creek Vineyards
The People: When Yvon Gros, a chef, and his wife, Joanna Reckert, a New York City fashion designer, first visited the North Fork Valley in 1999, the landscape reminded them both of Provence, the gorgeous region in southern France close to where...
September 29 2016, 11:52 AM