Viewing posts from April, 2012

First Bite: Finca

Apr 15th 2012

First Bite: Finca

Finca at two weeks, far less time than the old-fashioned six weeks critics used to allow for a new restaurant to "settle in." But I've always maintained that if they're charging full price, customers should expect the full show. Paying diners should not have to play guinea pig. Finca isn't flawless, but it is fabulous, and the palpable excitement in this welcome new Spanish cafe makes being in on the beginning part of the fun. Another coup for Scott Evans. Read More

The Wine Country Next Door: Utah

Apr 13th 2012

The Wine Country Next Door: Utah

Wine is grown in all 50 American states. Yes, even Utah. But it’s a struggle here. Perhaps more than anywhere else except Alaska. Take a look at our neighboring states: In 2009, Colorado produced 325,195 gallons of wine. Idaho produced 604,702 gallons. New Mexico produced 700,00 gallons. Utah’s production was too tiny to count. Read More

The Wine Country Next Door: The Fruit Highway

Apr 13th 2012

The Wine Country Next Door: The Fruit Highway

Like many New World wine producing areas, Southwestern Colorado’s terroir was originally planted with fruit, notably the famous Palisade Peach. The region is still known for its fruit, and many wineries also produce varieties made with local fruit nectars. Read More


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