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The Blog is Back!

As you may know, for 18 months I worked as a nurse by day and wine writer by night.  It was great fun for a single girl, but then I met Stuart!  Writing three articles each week became too demanding.  When we were dating, Stuart and I shared a number of adventures in Colorado wine … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, Charcoal!

Today Charcoal Restaurant in Denver celebrated its first anniversary with a gathering of friends, food, wine, beer, and cocktails. It was a warm, relaxed get-together. Owner Gary Sumihiro circulated in the bar and restaurant, sharing stories about Charcoal’s first year of operation. The chefs were hard at work the whole night, preparing trys laden with everything from roast beef … Continue reading

Cupcake tasting at Gigi’s Cupcakes

If it’s spring, it must be wedding season!  This weekend there were tastings at the Downtown Denver and Littleton Gigi’s Cupcakes stores.  Yum!  The cupcakes are picture-perfect and truly taste as good as they look.  Favorites included: Midnight Magic, Cinnamon Roll, Texas Chocolate, Lemon Poppyseed, and Red Velvet. Cheers!  

Chardonnay tasting with Swirl Girl Denver

Swirl Girl Denver Kendra Anderson hosted a fun Chardonnay tasting at her home.  Guests were invited to bring a bottle of Chardonnay.  There were three from Colorado (Boulder Creek, Canyon Wind, and Infinite Monkey Theorem), as well as Chardonnays from California, France, Chile, and New Zealand. Kendra, a trained chef and sommelier, offered a fantastic … Continue reading