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Lisa Skoog
 
October 18, 2021 | Lisa Skoog

Harvest Party 2021

Celebrate the Season at our Harvest Party!

This all-day event will be on October 23rd at our St. Kathryn Cellars/Talon Winery location.

There will be mulled wine, candy pairing, a food truck, a pumpkin carving contest, and Mini Pumpkin Decorating from 1-3 pm. (Find mini pumpkin decorating tickets here). It’s time to “wine down” and celebrate this beautiful time of year. We hope to see you here! 

P.S - Costumes are encouraged! 

Time Posted: Oct 18, 2021 at 6:35 AM Permalink to Harvest Party 2021 Permalink
Lisa Skoog
 
October 18, 2021 | Lisa Skoog

Spice Up Your Life

Mulling Spices Are Available In-Store and Online 

Autumn has more or less arrived, and we're entering that time of year where we celebrate as the weather cools and days grow shorter. Cider or Mulling spices are an easy way to turn your favorite wine into a warm, cozy escape.

See our perfect wine and mulling spice combinations on our Mulling Spice Kit page!

Below, we've also listed some of our favorite recipes we've collected over the years. Enjoy! 

You can also find more recipes online!

Time Posted: Oct 18, 2021 at 6:21 AM Permalink to Spice Up Your Life Permalink
Leah Campbell
 
August 27, 2021 | Leah Campbell

Colorado Wine

The Centennial State may not be the first place to come to mind when you think of wine, but Talon Wine Brands is changing that. Located on Colorado’s Western Slope, Talon Wine Brands is proud to produce Colorado wine, with vineyards grown in the surprisingly fertile soils of Colorado’s deserts. Our beloved Centennial State is renown for its rugged and natural beauty. We also have a climate that ranges from snowy mountain peaks, to valleys, plains, and even semi-deserts on our Western border. One product that is a result of this diverse and expansive climate is very unique wine. Talon Winery wines are all made from grapes grown and harvested right here in Western Colorado, and often use only ingredients (like honey and lavender) also found in Colorado. The next time you celebrate an occasion or unwind after a long day, be sure to try Colorado wine from Talon Winery.

Since 1995, the Foster family has spearheaded winemaking in Colorado, from studying the best soil and farming practices, to wine production methods. Bringing premier knowledge and experience from their home winery in Sonoma, California, the Fosters dreamed of harvesting – quite literally – the potential of Colorado’s wine country in the western portion of the State for wine making. It is a joy to bring the distinct taste of Colorado’s wine to people the world over.

New To Wine? Or Are You a Wine Enthusiast?

Are you new to trying wine? Or are you a wine enthusiast, looking to expand your wine palette? Then visit us at Talon Wine Brands, located in Palisade, Colorado, or shop with us, online. This hidden gem of a region is becoming more popular and more well known for its vineyards and wineries. At Talon we present three award-winning wine brands: Talon Winery, St. Katherine’s Cellars, and Meadery of the Rockies. Each presents a wide array of wines and flavors. No matter if you have yet to take a first splash of wine, or you already relish in sampling and collecting wines, give our wines a try. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can make recommendations and answer questions you may have. If you love wine, then we also recommend joining our Colorado Wine Club! As a member of Colorado Wine Club, you’ll also enjoy access to discounts, latest releases, wine shipments, and will be able to choose wine from all three of our wineries. Additionally, if you live locally to us, wine club members receive invites to special events during wine pick-up. 

Whether you're purchasing for yourself, for friends, or for an occasion, it's always a good time to enjoy a glass of Colorado wine or mead. If you love wine, experience a multitude of wines from Talon Wine Brands by sampling a bottle from each of our three brands. Enjoy the flavors of classic, fruit-based wine made from Colorado grapes, to mead, or honey-wine, and much more. Visit us in person, or shop with us online. 

Experience unique wines and flavors, all from the comfort of your own home. 

Wine with a View

Located in Colorado’s Western Slope, Talon Brand Wines is located at the eastern end of the beautiful Grand Valley. Rising above our vineyards are the Book Cliffs, the world’s longest continuous escarpment, running for 240 miles from Palisade, CO, and into Utah. Directly east is Grand Mesa, the world’s largest flat-topped mountain, reaching an altitude of over 11,000 feet. The region is Colorado’s canyon country. With stunning red rock canyons, desert cliffs, and mesas, the Western Slope is a hidden gem to those outside the state, and even to some Colorado natives.This unique landscape is home to plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities: hiking, fishing, mountain biking and more. What makes this region even more unique is its wine: vineyards are grown here, producing wine grapes. These stunning vistas create the framework of Palisade's wine valley, and are the perfect backdrop for savoring wine. We all also know a glass of wine is especially rewarding after a long hike. 

Colorado’s vineyards are some of the highest-elevation vineyards in the US. Colorado is known as the “Mile High” State, after all. Our vineyards are located at an elevation of 4,700 ft, nearly a mile above sea level. As surprising as it is, Palisade, Colorado’s wine country is located in the State’s high desert. It's an area with 300+ days of sunshine per year, and low humidity. As much as it may not be what you expected for ideal wine-making real estate, these are prime conditions for growing and harvesting grapes.

Our wine has a taste that is distinctly Colorado. The state’s extreme aridity helps greatly decrease pests and disease, nearly negating the need for pesticides and other chemicals.  For white wine lovers, be sure to try our Chardonnay: the variety of Chardonnay grapes flourish here as a result of Colorado’s arid climate and higher elevation. For those who love red wine, Merlot variety of grapes grow well here, so to be sure to try a glass.

Modern Craft Winery

Modern craft denotes the practice of creating a liquor and making it your own, via merging traditional winemaking techniques with modern technology. Since 1999, Talon Wine Brands has created quality and unique wines that bear a unique Colorado flavor. The state’s sunny and dry climate is perfect for growing and harvesting grapes for our wines. In addition to producing traditional fruit-based wines, we also produce mead, or “honey wine.” A highly popular beverage in centuries past, mead is now experiencing a resurgence, and can be enjoyed at Meadery of the Rockies. For a wine you’ve likely never thought of, experience the medium-sweet taste of lavender wine at St. Kathryn’s Cellars. And don’t forget to try our peach wine, made from Palisade’s much beloved peaches.

Compared to centuries old wine making within Europe and the Mediterranean, Colorado winemaking is relatively new. However, Talon Wine Brands has and continues to forge winemaking and tasting in Colorado. The Foster family brings decades of prestige and knowledge from Sonoma, CA wineries, but while creating wines, experiences and a brand that is distinctly Colorado. 

Time Posted: Aug 27, 2021 at 10:25 AM Permalink to Colorado Wine Permalink
Leah Campbell
 
June 25, 2021 | Leah Campbell

All About Wine

One of the world’s oldest and most beloved beverages, wine is often praised for its health benefits, not to mention its variety of tastes. Red wine, a favorite among many, is so beloved that folks travel the world to visit vineyards and wineries to find the best wine, and to participate in grape stomping. From harvesting, to wine benefits, to wine grapes and more, it’s time to learn all about wine.

History of Wine

Archaeological evidence suggests winemaking may have started as long ago as 8000 BC, in what is now known as present day Georgia, Iran, and Armenia. Ancient cultures such as ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Assyria also produced wine, while ancient Rome and Greece so highly prized wine that they helped promote viticulture throughout the Mediterranean and Western Europe. During the Medieval age, wine production grew in Europe, and stayed strong until the 1870s, when disease ravaged most vines. Only the strongest vines survived, and winemaking resurged successfully in France and Italy.

Wines we enjoy today in the Americas are produced from grapes originally from Europe, first brought over by European explorers. These grapes have since mutated genetically (which occurs quickly in grapevines), which means today’s grapes are not identical to the varieties first brought over. Winemaking in the US took a hit during the Prohibition Era but recovered afterward. An interesting fact is that the majority of US wine comes from vineyards planted post Prohibition, making these vineyards nearly 90 years old.

 

How To Make Wine

Compared to other alcoholic beverages, wine making tends to be a simpler process. How so? Unlike beer, grapes naturally ferment, whereas hops require boiling. Wine requires grapes, and the type of grapes determines the type of wine. Ideally, grapes should be harvested by hand as machinery can be too tough on the fruit. Vintners then sort the grapes by hand to toss out rotten or underripe fruit. Next comes the fun part: crushing. Traditionally performed by foot stomping on the grapes (“pigéage” in French), modern vintners often use mechanical presses to save time, and for sanitary reasons. But don’t fret: there are still places that foot stomp grapes. Boiled down, the general process of how to make wine is harvesting, crushing, fermentation, clarification, aging, and bottling.

Fermentation is basically the process of converting sugars into alcohol. To make red wine, grapes are left with their skins, and depending on the type of wine a vintner wants to produce, will age the wine for several months to several years. Oak or steel barrels are used, depending on a vintner’s preference or which wine they want to achieve. Once a winemaker feels the wine is ready, the wine is then bottled and ready for consumption.

Benefits of Red Wine

When consumed in moderation, there are several health benefits to red wine. Wine grapes contain polyphenolic flavonoids, which are better known as antioxidants. These are molecules that neutralize free radicals, or compounds that can lead to physical harm, damage, disease, and even cancer. Red wine in particular contains more antioxidants than white wine as more grape skins are included in the fermentation process. The most active antioxidants in red wine are quercetins, catechins, and resveratrol, the last known primarily for lowering blood pressure and blood glucose levels. In addition, studies have also shown that resveratrol can help with improved mental health by decreasing the risk for anxiety and depression. Lastly, the antioxidant polyphenol is believed to improve heart health by reducing inflammation and lowering the risk of clotting.

 

How Much is Red Wine is Healthy?

Any alcoholic beverage should be consumed in moderation, and red wine is no exception. While wine does have some health benefits, these benefits can be easily undone by consuming too much wine. So how much red wine is healthy? The answer depends on an individual’s gender, age, health, and alcohol content of the drink being consumed. Studies from reputable sources, such as the US Department of Health and Human Services and PubMed Central, suggest 1 glass a day for women and 2 glasses a day for men, as the optimal amount to enjoy wine’s health benefits. However, it is important to note the actual amount of alcohol contained in a beverage, referred to as alcohol by volume, or ABV. Wine usually contains 12% ABV per 5 oz. glass; to compare, beer’s ABV is about 5% in a 12 fl. oz. glass. Since wine is served in smaller glasses than beer, folks can easily overconsume the beverage, so sticking to the guidelines above is good advice.

Why is Wine So Popular?

While beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the US, wine certainly has its own popularity. Part of wine’s allure is its distinct aesthetic which stems from the winemaking process and wineries, of picturesque vineyards and grape stomping. Wine is also perceived as a classy drink of the sophisticated, and wine indeed looks appealing swirling in a wine glass. Plus, wine is a great way to bring people together, whether its friends touring a winery together or co-workers enjoying a glass a merlot after work.

 

Grapes Used in Wine

What grapes are used in wine? Table grapes, the grapes you can purchase at the grocery store, are not used in winemaking. The reason is table grapes are a different species from wine grapes, which are specifically for wine making. While table grapes are delicious for eating, they make for poor wine as they have a thin skin. As the fermentation process for winemaking is dependent on grape skins, wine grapes are ideal as they have a thicker skin, while also imparting more tannins and a richer color. The most common wine grapes in the US are merlot, chardonnay, zinfandel, and pinot noir, to name a few: however, there are over a thousand types of grapes used in winemaking all over the world.

 

Why is Wine Poured Less Than Half Into a Glass?

If you’re not a wine connoisseur, you may wonder why wine is only filled to a third or to half of a wine glass. The reason for low fill is to allow tasters to swirl the wine to release the wine’s aromas, which then gather in the open space above the liquid; enjoying the aroma as well as the taste is all a part and tradition of the wine experience.

Time Posted: Jun 25, 2021 at 1:26 PM Permalink to All About Wine Permalink
Leah Campbell
 
June 24, 2021 | Leah Campbell

All About Honey

Honey: the thick, golden liquid produced by bees has been prized throughout the centuries and the world over. Known for its distinct sweetness, honey continues to be a staple in cooking and also in home treatments for sore throat and skin complaints. But what exactly is honey? Why and how do bees produce honey? What is the history behind honey? In this post, find out all about honey.

What is Honey?

Honey is a thick, golden liquid produced by bees, a result of insects extracting sugary secretions (nectar) from flowering plants.

 

Why Do Bees Make Honey?

We all know honey originates from bees, but why do they make it in the first place? Bees make honey to feed the whole hive – it is an excellent food source full of nutrients that can be stored and consumed during the winter months, when there is less for bees to forage on. As honey is high is sugars, it is an effective energy source as well, keeping bees going in the multiple tasks in and around the hive. Luckily for humans and other animals, bees make more honey than they actually need: an average hive can produce a surplus of around 65 pounds of honey per year.

 

How Do Bees Make Honey?

Bees make honey by extracting nectar, a sugary liquid, from flowers. Using their long, tube like tongues, nectar is drawn out and then stored in a bee’s “crop,” or extra stomach. Once the bees return to the hive, the nectar is then repeatedly passed from one bee’s mouth to another, each chewing the liquid. The partially digested nectar is then stored into honeycombs. At this stage, the nectar is still very water like in consistency, unlike the final product of honey, which is thick and viscous. To draw out all that extra water via evaporation, bees then furiously fan the nectar-containing honeycombs with their wings. Once this evaporation process is complete, worker bees then seal off the honeycombs with a substance from their bellies which hardens and eventually becomes beeswax. The now sticky and thick honey is protected from air and water, and lasts nearly indefinitely.

How is Honey Collected?

Human-kept hives have frames, where bees store their honey in honeycombs. Before honey extraction, bees are gently set aside using a bee brush; the use of smoke is quite effective in placating bees and making them easier to manage. The honey frames are then removed, and the beeswax scraped off. There are several methods to do this, either by removing the honey individually – honeycomb by honeycomb – or by scraping the combs all at once. Regardless of the exact method, a knife or fork is used to scrape the beeswax from both sides of the frame, exposing the honey. Then the frame is placed in a honey extractor, a type of metal container, which is then spun to remove the honey, where it collects to the bottom. The honey is then filtered through several layers of cheesecloth, and viola: now you have honey ready for human consumption.

 

Does Honey Expire?

Technically no, honey does not expire. So long as the liquid is stored in an airtight jar and kept away from excess moisture, honey remains safe to eat for decades (or longer). In fact, ancient Egyptian archaeological sites have yielded jars of honey dating thousands of years old…and the honey was still perfectly preserved. The reason for honey’s infinite shelf life lies in its biological makeup: with a high sugar content and low water content, honey is also antibacterial and has a low pH.

However, just because honey can last forever if stored correctly, doesn’t mean the liquid won’t undergo some changes. Honey can change colors and texture, going from clear to smoky, from smooth to granular. These changes are completely harmless unless the honey has been contaminated by bacteria, and/ or exposed to moisture. How to tell if honey has gone bad? A sour, instead of a sweet taste, is the classic sign.

 

Types of Honey

It may be easy to assume there’s only one type of honey, being that it is a golden liquid made by bees, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, there are over 300 types of honey in the US alone! This all comes down to what flowers bees take their nectar from, which affects the flavor and color of honey produced. For example, buckwheat nectar has a malty, molasses like taste and is nearly black in color, while the extremely popular clover honey is very light in color and has a sweet, mild taste.

What is Raw Honey vs. Regular Honey?

At the grocery store you’ll see honey bottles marked “raw honey,” but what does this mean? Raw honey can be best described as honey as it is in the hive. The honey is strained through cheesecloth to remove impurities, but otherwise is completely unprocessed. Regular honey, on the other hand, is processed via pasteurization, which kills yeast in honey, resulting in extended shelf life, and also undergoes filtration, to improve the clarity of the liquid. Between the two types, raw honey by far has the most health benefits: it has up to 22 nutrients, and various minerals, enzymes, and vitamins. The same cannot be said of regular honey, as since it is processed, many of these elements are removed, while hidden sweeteners – such as high fructose corn syrup – are added.

 

Uses and Health Benefits of Honey

Besides its use as a salve for sore throat during colds, honey is also effective at treating burns, wounds, ulcers, herpes, psoriasis, etc. as it enhances healing. A study has also shown honey as being effective in stopping the growth of cancer cells, due to the antioxidants within the liquid. Honey is also a great sugar alternative as it is low glycemic, meaning it won’t spike blood sugar, unlike regular sugar.

 

History of Honey

Bees have produced honey for millions of years. Regarding beekeeping, or apiculture, sources and opinions vary as to when humans first started gathering honey by “keeping” bees. Ancient Egyptians began beekeeping around 2500 BC, though other sources indicate the practice started even earlier in China. And long before any actual beekeeping was practiced, humans gathered, or foraged, wild honey. In Spain’s Cueva de la Araña (Cave of the Spider), a cave painting dating from 9000 BC depicts a figure bravely climbing towards a hive, basket in hand, while bees buzz around. Though methods for collecting honey have evolved since then, one thing remains certain: honey’s popularity as an all-natural sweetener and an effective health salve.

Time Posted: Jun 24, 2021 at 2:38 PM Permalink to All About Honey Permalink
Lisa Skoog
 
June 23, 2021 | Lisa Skoog

Join Our Wine Club

Join Our Wine Club

If you're not currently a wine club member, now is a great time to consider! We just finished our Talon Winery "Gilligan's Island" Wine Club Party. No worries if you missed it, as we regularly have in-person events specially for our wine club members. 

If you aren't familiar, here are the other great benefits of becoming a club member:

  • Discounts ranging from 15% to 25%!
  • Free or discounted admission to special events (such as "Gilligan's Island!)
  • Generous  discounts on all wines and other merchandise
  • Awesome flexibility in choosing the wines and quantities you want
  • Choose wines from all three of our sister wineries (Talon Winery, St. Kathryn Cellars, and Meadery of the Rockies)
  • Convenience in making selections on our secure, online shopping cart

We are so excited to share the JOY of Wine with you!

Time Posted: Jun 23, 2021 at 3:14 PM Permalink to Join Our Wine Club Permalink
Lisa Skoog
 
May 18, 2021 | Lisa Skoog

Springtime Wine Recommendations

Springtime Wine Recommendations

The snow is melting and springtime is on the horizon.

We’re here to help accomodate the new season! What we offer here at Talon Wine Brands is an abundance of local selections. With over 30 varieties to choose from, we have superpower wines for every time of the year. Lighter and sweeter varieties are the stars of spring, and we have traditional grape, botanical, and honey wines that fit beautifully into this seasonality.

Here are our recommendations for Spring: white and rosé grape varieties for their refreshing and lighter body, botanical wines that match the fruits currently in season, and honey wines that are lightly sweet. Remind your taste buds of the flavors to come, such as blackberries, semi-sweet honey, and rosé wine.

 

Honey Shere'

Our Honey Shere' is decadence in a glass. Made from the highest quality ingredients and aged in oak barrels, it is rich, mellow and luscious. It has expansive flavors of fresh honey, caramel and vanilla married together in perfect harmony for your after-dining pleasure. 

 

Strawberry Rhubarb

St. Kathryn Cellars Strawberry Rhubarb wine is a very popular wine that takes you back to Grandma's famous pie. It is sweet, tart, and delicious! Made from premium quality fruit, grown with care. Serve chilled by itself or with food, but always with family and friends.    

 

Pinot Grigio

Talon Pinot Grigio is pleasant and easy to drink. Dry yet quite fruity with hints of mango, citrus, and star fruit. Serve chilled, it is refreshing by itself or with lighter food such as seafood, salads, poultry, pasta with alfredo sauce, or appetizers.

 

Recipe Highlight

Sangria, with a twist! This new creation gives extra life to a classic recipe. Using our Apple Blossom wine, this sangria is light and not overly sweet. Offer up this recipe to customers, they will love it! 

Find more cocktail recipes on our website by clicking here. 

Print this recipe here!

Time Posted: May 18, 2021 at 1:42 PM Permalink to Springtime Wine Recommendations Permalink
Lisa Skoog
 
March 30, 2021 | Lisa Skoog

Spring 2021 Featured Wines

Spring 2021 Featured Wines

The snow is melting and springtime is on the horizon.

We're here to help accommodate the new season! What we offer here at Talon Wine Brands is an abundance of local selections. With over 30 varieties to choose from, we have superpower wines for every time of year. Lighter and sweeter varieties are the stars of spring, and we have traditional grape, botanical, and honey wines that fit beautifully into this seasonality.

Our recommendations this season: white and rosé grape varieties for their refreshing and lighter body, botanical wines that match the fruits currently in season, and honey wines that are lightly sweet. Contact us or stop in to really dig deep into the wines that perform the best with each dish or setting. We are more than happy to offer descriptions and flavor profiles to help you in your decisions!    

 

Must Try this Spring

St. Kathryn Cellars Sweet Scarlet

St. Kathryn Cellars Sweet Scarlet is dark, rich, smooth, and moderately sweet. It exudes delicious berry aromas & flavors. It is 50% blackberry, 50% Merlot wines. One of our top sellers. A wonderful treat anytime.   

Talon Winery Wingspan Rose

Our 2020 vintage of Talon Wingspan Rosé is a Bordeaux style blend of 45% Cabernet Franc, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. This is a dry wine with a subtle tannic structure and expansive aromas. Fresh berry flavors provide a lively, refreshing finish. Pair with a wide range of cuisine. 

Meadery of the Rockies Medium Sweet Honey Wine

The Meadery Medium Sweet Honey Wine is a traditional style mead with aromas of vanilla and beeswax. it has a crisp, clean, and balanced flavor with hints of clover, spearmint, and anise. It's great with a wide variety of grilled meats and richer cheeses such as goat and brie cheese. 

Recipe Highlight

Sangria, with a twist! This new creation gives extra life to a classic recipe. Using our Apple Blossom wine, this sangria is light and not overly sweet. Offer up this recipe to friends -  they'll love it! 

Check out more of our cocktail recipes!

Time Posted: Mar 30, 2021 at 4:33 PM Permalink to Spring 2021 Featured Wines Permalink
Lisa Skoog
 
March 15, 2021 | Lisa Skoog

UnWined: Wine and Yoga at Talon Winery

Yoga at the Winery

It doesn't get better than wine AND yoga! We have teamed up with certified yoga instructor Natalia, owner of Your Journey Yoga LLC, who has crafted a fun 30- minute yoga flow class for all yogi levels. This class will be offered at our Talon Winery location. A happy hour will follow the class where you can enjoy a glass of wine included in the ticket price. We cannot wait to share this experience with you! The first event date is coming up quickly, so snag a ticket before they are gone!

Upcoming Classes:

March - 20th

April - 10th, 24th

May - 8th, 22nd (outside)

*WINE CLUB MEMBER DISCOUNTS DO APPLY TO THESE EVENTS

Purchase Tickets and find details using the link below: 

UnWined Yoga Tickets (click here to purchase)

Time Posted: Mar 15, 2021 at 11:15 AM Permalink to UnWined: Wine and Yoga at Talon Winery Permalink
Jake Tegtman
 
February 15, 2021 | Jake Tegtman

Wine Club Colorado

Wine Club Colorado

Are you wine obsessed? There are many wineries throughout Colorado, but the Palisade Wineries are a must-visit for any wine lover! Situated in small-town Palisade, the rural and down-home atmosphere here boasts a reputation almost as beautiful as the scenery. Flavorful and unique wines call this place home, which makes it a popular destination for Colorado wine tasting.  Wine Club Colorado - brought to you by Talon Wine Brands - brings the flavor and experience of the Palisade Wineries right to your home.

Talon Wine Brands offers a variety of wines that appeal to every taste and occasion. Do you consider yourself a wine connoisseur? Or are you new to the wine scene? A large part of the beauty and intrigue that comes with wine is all the different flavors, aromas, and types. The exploration that goes along with wine tasting definitely adds to the fun and experience.

Anyone with a passion for wine can appreciate a quality wine club. Whether your interest in wine is as a hobbyist or dedicated enough for specialty wine cellars, knowing where to sample new wines, meet like-minded people, and soak up some wine culture can be invigorating.

Come Explore With Us

The experience of Colorado wine tasting is part of the allure that allows it to be as popular as it is today. Read what people are saying about our wines here. Talon offers three unique brands that encompass different flavors, aromas, and types of wines. Wine Club Colorado allows you to access all the flavors from one convenient place.

 

Talon Winery

Talon Winery offer a classic yet unique style. Fermented from high-quality grapes, the climate here on the Western Slope brings out a distinctive flavor.

 

St. Katheryn's Cellars

St. Katheryn Cellars offers an abundance of sweet and intriguing flavored wines for any occasion. These wines offer an experience within themselves. Enjoy them chilled, or on ice anytime!

 

Meadery of the Rockies

Looking for something different? Meadery of the Rockies offers honey wines! Tested and perfected over time, these wines offer a unique and sweet experience.

Wine Club Colorado through Talon Wine Brands allows us to bring our high-quality local wines directly to you on a consistent basis. Members enjoy many benefits including:

Discounts ranging from 15% to 25%
Free or discounted admission to special events
Discounts on merchandise
Flexibility in type and quantity of wine
Access to our secure and convenient online store

 

Which Wine is Right for Me?

Wine Club Colorado offers so many choices you might be asking yourself - which wine is right for me? The great thing about the variety we offer is that we can tailor wine to each mood or occasion. 

Wine can be classified into several different categories: white, red, rose, dessert or sweet wine, and sparkling wine. Each has its own time, place, and palette in which they are served best. You can also learn more about perfect pairings and how to make the most out of your wine experience at our blog.

 

Whites

White wines are generally best served chilled. Like red wines, white wine has a wide range of flavor. These wines can be sweet or dry. A big difference between the two types is production. White wines are produced in a cooler environment in order to preserve the fruit flavor. White wines are generally lighter in flavor. Because of this, wine lovers often prefer to enjoy during the summer months. Of the 34 wines available on our website, Wine Club Colorado offers your choice of 8 different whites (try our Wingspan White wine). 

 

Reds

Red wines are generally served at room temperature. Many wine lovers boast that reds are best during the colder months. Depending on how they're made, red wines can be sweet or dry. The sophistication that accompanies red wine makes it an attractive choice. From sweet and light, to bold and oaky, red wines offer a range of flavor. This range is achieved in the production process. Tannins are the reason for this range. Tannins are plant polyphenols that give the wine structure or body. Generally, these tannins soften with age. This is why wine can become better with age. Of the 34 wines available on our website, Wine Club Colorado offers your choice of 9 different reds (try our Cabernet Sauvignon wine).

 

Rose

Rose is the pink wine. A common misconception is that it is a crossover between white and red wines. While pink grapes don't exist, winemakers are able to achieve the pink color through a process called macreation. This process allows the skin from the grapes to soak in the juice for a short period of time. Rose wines are similar to white wine in that it is best enjoyed in the warmer months. It can be served room temperature or chilled (try our Wingspan Rose wine).

 

Sweet/ Dessert

Sweet wines are a category all their own. They can encompass the other categories of wine; however, they're made in a way that brings out the natural sweetness. Do you have a sweet tooth? They are also called dessert wines because they pair well with sweets (hence the name). Often these types of wines have a lower alcohol content because they have more sugar. This is something to keep in mind when selecting wine for special occasions (try our Sweet Honey wine).

 

Sparkling

Sparkling wines differ in carbon dioxide content which gives them a fizzy texture. These bubbly drinks can be fun to celebrate with! Like the other wine types, you can find a dry or sweet sparkling wine. This gives you even more options to choose from. Although it can be easily confused with champagne, sparkling wines are not always considered champagne.

 

Colorado Wine Tasting

As you can no doubt tell, a great part of Western Colorado is the Palisade Wineries! The exploration and variety offered make it an experience like no other. Add flavor and sophistication to any special occasion or liven up any day with some of the Colorado wines that are offered. Try them all! With Wine Club Colorado, you have the option of 4, 6, or 12 bottles a year. Personalize your subscription with what will fit your taste and budget. Talon Wine Brands offers a diverse collection of Colorado wines with flavors that are truly unique. You can learn more about our history here. We can't wait to hear which is your favorite!

Time Posted: Feb 15, 2021 at 9:24 AM Permalink to Wine Club Colorado Permalink