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Denver Wine Radio

By Paul Bonacquisti
Winemaker, Paul Bonacquisti, explores Colorado Wine with wineries and guests from around the state. Put some altitude in your glass!
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Jack Hadley Drops a New CD: Daybreak In Alabama The Langston Hughes Project
Blues guitarist Jack Hadley drops by to talk about his new CD, Daybreak In Alabama The Langston Hughes Project. A two year project in the making that features the poetry of Langston Hughes and Jack's music. Show Notes: 0:44 Who is Langston Hughes? 4:44 How did you get the idea for this project? 7:59 Any obstacles along the way? 11:27 What's your favorite track? 13:30 Listen to a sample of track 1:  As I Grew Older 17:00 What did you learn during this process? 22:46 Giving credit to The Estate of Langston Hughes Buy a CD at or stop by Bonacquisti Wine Company.
August 13, 2020
The Persevering Aspen Peak Cellars
This is the final part of our meetup for C.A.V.E., Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology. Marcel and Julie Flukiger of Aspen Peak Cellars have the most incredible story of starting and rebuilding their winery not once, but twice.  Show Notes: 1:46 Lightning strikes the winery 3:10 An 18 Wheeler ran over the winery 4:45 The Whack-a-Mole Winery 6:51 Snowshoe and Fondue 8:32 Tasting 285 Fusion    
February 05, 2020
Meet Up Part Two: Vino Salida Wine Cellars
This is the second part of our meetup for C.A.V.E., Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology.  We sat down with Steve Flynn, owner and winemaker at Vino Salida Wine Cellars in Poncha Springs, Colorado. Show notes: 1:44 Local Italian influnce 4:22 They do mead. 8:08 Let's taste some wine! 8:50 What is barrel fermenting. 12:10 Bourbon barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Congratulations to Vino Salida for winning Double Gold at the 2019 Colorado Governor's Cup for their Vino Vermouth.
November 15, 2019
Meet Up with Carboy Winery
Last month we hosted a meetup for C.A.V.E., Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology. Winemakers and wine people who belong to the organization getting together to taste and talk about the wine industry in Colorado. We sat down with a few of the wineries and talked to them about what's going in their world of wine. First up  was Carboy Winery, located in Littleton. At the time, they were a couple weeks away from opening their Denver location at the old Governor's Park at 7th and Logan, which is open now.  Show Notes: 1:01 Meet Ty, Kevin and Jason crushing 140 tons this year 3:39 New location at Governor's Park 7:17 What's pouring at Carboy
October 24, 2019
Northside Interview with Bobby LeFebre
Bobby LeFebre is a writer and poet who lives in our Northside Denver neighborhood and wrote a play about it. He and cast member Angel Mendez stopped by to talk about the sold out show at Su Teatro and help us give away some tickets.  About the play: Two couples vie to buy Mrs. Lujan’s home, as the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood is now appealing to suburban dwellers, Teo and Luna must fight to return to where they grew up and are now being priced out of home ownership. A tale of where the heart lives. 
June 22, 2019
and...we're back! with Christopher C. Romero
Christopher C. Romero is a busy guy these days. Whether he's performing his record Rocknrolla, creating abstract art or acting in movies, he's always willing to take the time to sit down and talk with us.  Show Notes: 2:30 Romero talks about his movie premiere of Vault in theaters June 14th. 6:18 What was the first movie you were in? How he got the part in Things to do in Denver When Your Dead. 9:57 Killer Ink and Chewbaca came over for dinner 14:20 Rocknrolla coming out on vinyl! 20:22 Frustrations of being an independent artist 22:45 Cha flashback to Alice and Fleetwood Mac 29:00 Grateful that people still want to buy a cd with pictures.  
May 21, 2019
Canned Wine Show
We hit the canned wine isle and tasted 6 different wines including: Canterris Colorado White Wine Tangent Sauvignon Blanc Underwood Pinot Noir (Oregon) Canterris Colorado Red Wine Essentially Geared Red Wine (California)
November 14, 2018
Part 2: Jo Mama and Guy Drew Vineyards
Tasting wine from Guy Drew Vineyards with Jo Mama Myers. 2:50 Guy talks about his chardonnay 7:56 Growing grapes in the Four Corned area. 11:07 Guy Drew Syrah: One of two wines that proves Colorado is the next wine region to watch. 17:38 Who was your favorite rock star you met
November 03, 2018
Jo Mama and Guy Drew Vineyards Part 1
If you grew up in the Mile High City listening to the radio, then you should remember Jo Mama Myers from KBPI, KAZY and KIMN. She stopped by to talk and taste some Colorado wine. We start off with Guy Drew Vineyards Chardonnay and later in Part 2, Guy Drew joins us on the air.
November 01, 2018
Showdown: Denver Wine Radio Meets Wine Two Five Podcast
It's always nice to make new friends, but when they're fellow winos in Colorado, it makes it a lot more special. Stephanie Davis and Valerie Caruso from the Wine Two Five Podcast stop by to talk wine education.
October 17, 2018
The Prosecco Show with Jelena Meisel from Zonin
Paul and Cha Cha talk Prosecco with Jelena Meisel from Zonin International.
July 20, 2018
Father's Day Cabernet Sauvignon
Our show from Father's Day Weekend, Paul and Cha Cha compare dad's to Cabernet Sauvignon and taste Chateau Beauregard-Lagupeau, Two Rivers-Colorado, Altocedro Ano Cero-Argentina and Edge-Alexander Valley. Plus, a live studio audience and special things dad's say to kids. Thanks for listening.
June 28, 2018
Riesling Tasting with Jason Justice from Gumbo le Funque
One of the funkiest sax players in the Mile High City stops by to taste some riesling and play some music. It’s Jason Justice from the New Orleans style funk band, Gumbo le Funque. Recorded on March 17, 2018
June 21, 2018
Memorial Weekend Box Wine Show
We're tasting three box wines that are great for weekend barbecueing. Kingman from Colorado, Bota Box from California and Capoeira from Portugal.
May 26, 2018
The Label Show
Cha Cha picks out some wine based on the label and we tasted them.
May 19, 2018
Italian Chardonnay tasting with Kyle Schlachter
In our final segment Kyle opens a half-botlle of 2007 Rossj-Bass Langhe.
April 21, 2018
Colorado Chardonnay Tasting Part 2
In this segment we taste the 2014 Plum Creek Colorado Chardonnay and we take a phone call from Ray Ray!
April 21, 2018
Colorado Chardonnay Against the World with Kyle Schlachter
In this segment we taste 2015 Joseph Drouhin LaForet Chardonnay and 2015 Folie a Deux Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
April 21, 2018
Meet Kyle Schlachter from the Colorado Wine Board
Our guest in studio is Kyle Schachter from the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. Kyle was featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine as 40 Under 40 Tastemakers. And today we're tastiing Chardonnay. in this segment we start with 2015 Two Rivers Colorado Chardonnay
April 20, 2018
Winemaker's Playlists and Cha Cha Spills the Wine
More with Michelle Cleveland from Creekside Cellars, winner of the 2017 Colorado Governor's Cup. Grapes need to get happy in the winery and Michelle and Paul share their music playlists for crush season. Then at the 4:25 mark Cha Cha spills the wine, literally, in the studio! Also, Colorado Winefest and what pair's with Chubby's.
February 27, 2018
Cha Cha Expands Her Wine Vocabulary
Our Cabernet Franc tasting continues with Chinon and Colorado and Cha Cha's wine vocabulary is growing every week with adjectives like rustic, fresh and Denver Botanic Gardens.
February 27, 2018
Cabernet Franc Tasting featuring Colorado Against the World
We're tasting Colorado's Cab, Cabernet Franc, on the show today. here's the line-up: Lo Fi 2016 Cabernet Franc – Coquelicot Vineyard $27, 2016 Le Grand Bouqueteau Chinon $18, 2016 Bonacquisti Cabernet Franc, Colorado $19, 2015 Creekside Cellars Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley $45. We also talk about alcohol content at 3:45 mark and we get our first caller, luchador Ray Ray, at the 8:40 mark.
February 27, 2018
Meet Michelle Cleveland from Creekside Cellars
Michelle Cleveland, winemaker from Creekside Cellars, is our guest on Denver Wine Radio. Creekside Cellars has had a banner year scoring a 91 with Wine Enthusiast for their 2014 Colorado Cabernet Franc, winning the 2017 Colorado Governor's Cup and being named Winery of the Year from the Colorado Association of Viticulture and Enology.
February 27, 2018
Visit Palisade and a surprise Colorado grape: Graciano
80% of the grapes in Colorado are grown around Palisade, Colorado in the Grand Valley AVA, a must visit with lots to do. Graciano is a spanish grape that John Garlich grows and happened to bring in for us to taste. Deeelish!
February 20, 2018
Malbec Tasting Part 2: Colorado Grape Grower of the Year
Tasting two more Malbecs and a Bruno Mars Breakdown. And Congratulations to the Bookcliff Vineyards, named Colorado Grape Grower of the Year.
February 20, 2018
Malbec Tasting Part 1: Cha Hair Highlights and Used Barrels
We did a live on-air tasting of four Malbec wines. One from France, one from Argentina and two from Colorado with John Garlich from Bookcliff Vineyards while Cha Cha discovered the color of Malbec would make a great hair color.
February 20, 2018
Colorado Malbec with Bookcliff Vineyards
John Garlich from Bookcliff Vineyards talks about Malbec in Colorado.
February 20, 2018
Welcome Cha Cha Chavez to DWR
Wine and Music: That's what Denver Wine Radio is all about.
February 14, 2018
Colorado Grapes and Paul's Winemaking Style.
Paul and Doug talk about grapes grown in Colorado and how Paul aproaches those to fit his winemaking style.
February 14, 2018
Colorado: Wine Enthusiast Top 10 Wine Getaways
Grand Valley, Colorado is named one of the top ten wine getaways in the world by Wine Enthusiast.
February 14, 2018
Denver Wine Radio Debut and How Many Wineries in Colorado
Doug Caskey, Executive Director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board is our guest in the studio.
February 14, 2018