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The Best of Summer

Our 50 favorite ways to savor the season in Colorado.


June 2008


Web Exclusive: Richard Betts’ Unpretentious Pours

In the world of wine the master sommelier rules. He knows grapes and soil with a simple inhale. To date there are only 96 master sommeliers in the U.S., and one of the most accomplished is Richard Betts of Aspen's Montagna at The Little Nell resort. Despite his prestige, Betts isn't a pretentious wine drinker. Here, his top 10 down-to-earth pours.


Three days at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic with master sommelier Richard Betts.

Piece by Piece

Colorado photographer David Raccuglia's assignment was to take portraits of the famed quilters of Gee's Bend. But his passion became understanding—and documenting—the lives behind the work.

Burning Rubber

A few years ago, three friends from Boulder started a shoe company called Crocs, created a worldwide fashion phenomenon, and made millions of dollars for themselves. Then the trouble began.

Web Exclusive: Take Our ‘Cue: A BBQ Restaurant Roundup

Denver's BBQ is best summed up in one word—fusion. To sample our city's unique blend of flavors and cooking techniques, <a href="">follow</a> certified BBQ judge Adrian Miller's guide to the city's best BBQ restaurants.


Business: Labor’s New Boss

Can Mike Cerbo, the new executive director of Colorado's AFL-CIO, make labor's voice heard in a state that's notoriously hostile to unions?

Web Exclusive: Joyce Meskis’ Must-Read Summer Books

Thirty-four summers of watching readers whisk books off the shelves and into beach bags and suitcases have taught Tattered Cover founder Joyce Meskis what makes a good summer read. Here, she shares this year's favorite picks.


Still Fresh

Twenty-plus years of casual-meets-fashion with Fresh Produce.

Big Dig

Forget the sandbox—real construction equipment awaits.

One-Track Mind

A Denver man's crazy plan to ride his fixed-gear bicycle across the country.


Get Fired Up

Barbecue super-chef Steven Raichlen dispenses grilling advice.

Basket Bites

Seven local chefs divulge their picnic wisdom.


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