The media spotlight shines on Talon Winery this month, as Terri Cook from 5280 Magazine features Talon in her "Behind the Vines" blog. She details the history and vision behind Talon Wine Brands and talks about the vast array of traditional wines available, particularly praising the Viognier and the Gewürtztraminer. Check out the article here.
Maiwine or May Wine? Either way, you make it by infusing a bottle of Talon Riesling with a small handful of dried sweet woodruff, adding strawberries to the glass. See the recipe here as well as unique ways to celebrate May 1, May Day!
The secret is out! Meadery of the Rockies' honey wines are the perfect match for Valentine's Day! Reporters are taking note as Doug Caskey and Kyle Schlacter of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board recommended our double-gold-winning Strawberry Honey Wine to pair with Valentine's chocolates and sweets. Here are recaps and links to coverage in Colorado Life Magazine and on KDVR FOX31:
For a sweet Valentine's Day wine, Colorado Life Magazine suggests a sweeter wine with chocolate pairings, including this Meadery of the Rockies Strawberry Honey Wine. Doug Caskey of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board says, “It’s a delicious blend with a lovely, pinkish color—it has fantastic strawberry aromas and goes perfectly with chocolate-dipped strawberries. Meadery of the Rockies also makes the Chocolate Cherry Honey Wine, which is much darker and sweeter.” http://denverlifemagazine.com/…/valentines-day-colorado-wi…/
On FOX31, Kyle Schlacter of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board recommends Meadery of the Rockies’ Strawberry Honey Wine as one of the most romantic wines around. http://kdvr.com/2017/02/13/50-shades-of-colorado-wine/
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Join us for a cooking class with wine pairing and a special occasion floral demo on Saturday, February 11 from 6-8 pm at our tasting room in Palisade.
Learn how to make dishes such as a quick and foolproof Chocolate Mousse, spicy-sweet Chocolate Barbecue Sauce, and decadent Chocolate Truffles, created and demonstrated by Chef Diana on our staff.
The evening includes two glasses of wine, a tasting of all dishes, paired wines and a booklet with nine yummy chocolate-based recipes.
Charlotte from The Wildflower Floral will demonstrate flower arranging. Discounts will be available on floral orders.
Tickets are $25 each with discounts available for Wine Club members. To reserve, call Diana at 970-464-9288 by Sunday, February 8.
Chef Diana's Bio:
Diana Tarasiewicz grew up in a small town called Toul, in Alsace-Lorraine. After moving to the United States in 1974, she lived in New York City for almost a decade. She then moved to Grand Junction, Colo. in the early 1990s and started her own catering company for 13 years. In 1999 she began teaching as an adjunct professor at the Colorado Culinary Academy. Over the last 20 years she’s taught private classes in the community, and held culinary demonstrations at local festivals such as the Palisade Peach Festival and Parade of Roses Festival.
Talon Wine Brands has been busy this summer at festivals throughout the state. Here are some photos from our travels.
Bee Fest, Palisade
Bluegrass and Roots, Palisade
Estes Park Wine Festival
Front Range Wine Festival, Windsor
Palisade Peach Fest
Grand Valley Wine Tasting
Meadery of the Rockies Wins Gold,
Double Gold and Best in Show at
Governor's Cup Competition!
KREX TV came to Talon Wine Brands on June 2, 2016 and interviewed Head Winemaker Brian Stevens at our scenic pergola. His optimistic assessment of the 2015 and 2016 grape crops was music to Western Slope ears. Watch Grapes Looking Juicy for Winemakers this Year, by Callihan Marshall with Brian Stevens!
The Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival returns June 3, 2016, with up to 30 Colorado wineries, food, live music and fun! TravelMag lists it as one of the best festivals of the summer.
Join us in Memorial Park from 11 am to 5 pm. Here's what we'll be pouring:
- Talon Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet, Wingspan Red, Moscato, White Merlot and Riesling
- St. Kathryn Cellars Pear, Strawberry Rhubarb, Lavender, Peach, Blueberry, Pomegranate, Cranberry Kiss and Sweet Scarlet
- Meadery of the Rockies Medium Sweet Honey Wine, Peach Honey Wine, Apricot Honey Wine, Raspberry Honey Wine, Strawberry Honey Wine, Cherry Honey Wine, Blackberry Honey Wine, Chocolate Raspberry Honey Wine and Chocolate Cherry Honey Wine
For more information, go to http://manitousprings.org/calendar/manitou-springs-colorado-wine-festival/
James Ferguson returned to Grand Junction’s CBS affiliate station to talk about Meadery of the Rockies and the lore and customs of honey wines on March 30. You can review the program here.