National Drink Wine Day
Happy National Drink Wine Day! Head to one of the following spots in town to celebrate.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will be featuring wine from Cakebread Wines including their Chardonnay, balanced by fresh acidity, and the finish is clean, with appealing mineral notes. They will also feature their Pinot Noir offers an attractive raspberry-crimson color leads to sweet black cherry, raspberry, dried rose petal and violet blossom aromas. Fresh raspberry and bright strawberry flavors are concentrated, yet balanced, in this pretty, floral wine. The finish is smooth, with silky tannins, mineral notes and lingering fresh fruit. And last but not least, the Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of ripe blackberry, boysenberry, dark chocolate and notes of oak precede balanced acidity and firm tannins. With forward fruit, and welcome mineral undertones, this is a perfectly balanced wine that is approachable now, yet will age beautifully. The restaurant offers more than 1,300 bottles of wine options giving guests the perfect opportunity to pair their dry-aged steak, seafood or dessert with wine from around the world. Reservations are recommended.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
8100 E. Orchard Rd., Denver
Inspired by the food and culture of Spain, Barcelona Wine Bar is known for their fun, familiar, and full-of-energy tapas-bar-like dinner service and award-winning Spanish wine selections. Whether you’re a long time wine lover or just getting to know your tastes in wine, Barcelona is a natural choice, where guests can stop in and try an array of styles, blends, flavors and profiles from Spain, South America and the Mediterranean. Barcelona also boasts an extensive list of ports, sherries, and wine-based cocktails such as the Guns & Rosés sangria, built on Lillet Rose, Woody Creek vodka, peach nectar, fresh lemon and grapefruit bitters, available by the glass (or a carafe if you’re really ambitious).
Barcelona Wine Bar
2900 Larimer St., Denver
Boulder’s iconic Flagstaff House Restaurant is a clear choice for National Drink Wine Day: priding itself on a warm, welcome, easy elegance reflected in impeccable service, Colorado-forward dishes and a storied, award-winning wine list,
Flagstaff House Restaurant
1138 Flagstaff Rd., Boulder
Wine doesn’t have to be snooty, and Del Frisco’s Grille is well known for the team’s wine expertise in all things viniculture in an approachable yet elegant setting. The two separate, two-story, 2,000 bottle wine-walls hint at the upscale casual spot’s commitment to casual steakhouse grill food with wines to please every palate. With somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 labels to choose from, guests can pick and choose pairings like the Justin Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, aromatic with ripe black and red cherry, berries and spice, lending itself well to the Grille’s brand new Charcuterie Board, artisanal cheeses, meats and accoutrement. Refreshing whites, interesting reds, and winter-hued rosés round out the portfolio, while the Grille also offers two wine-based cocktails: the year-round slushie Watermelon Frozé with watermelon instead of the expected strawberries with Jean-Luc Colombo Rosé, Monin Watermelon and fresh watermelon purée; and the White Sangria with pinot grigio, housemade fresh white peach purée and topped with peach schnapps and finished with a strawberry peach popsicle and is a perfect representation of the restaurant’s wine culture.
Del Frisco’s Grille
100 St. Paul St., Denver
For casual yet sophisticated wine tasting, the fun-and-funky vino-lovers at Max’s Wine Dive want to steer you in the right direction with a great glass (or two) to go along with a meal of southern-inspired comfort food. Nothing beats the pairing of crispy, crackling fried chicken and champagne, so if you’re thinking fancy bubbles, try the Charles Ellner Carte Blanche, French Champagne for just $17 glass – unless you want something really fancy with your fried bird, in which case we suggest you splurge and go right for the bottle of Dom Pérignon. On the other hand, guests who want something bright and zesty can try the Gobelsburg Grüner Veltliner, while if the mood is for something voluptuous and powerful try the Morey 1er Cru Les Embazees by the bottle. As the team at Max’s says, “Champagne and Fried Chicken? Why the hell not?”
Max’s Wine Dive
696 Sherman St., Denver