Trader Joe’s, Safeway and King Soopers all plan to immediately sell wine in their stores.
It’s official: Coloradans will be able to buy wine in grocery, convenience stores starting in March
Grocery and convenience stores with a license to sell beer can begin selling wine March 1. That’s approximately 1,819 licensees as of June 2021.
Push for wine sales in Colorado grocery, convenience stores is too close to call as voters reject two other booze ballot measures
Measures that would have dramatically changed the way Coloradans buy alcohol were failing Tuesday night, even with $30 million in campaign donations
Proposition 126: Should Colorado restaurants be allowed to sell to-go cocktails forever?
Proposition 126 also would let third-party delivery services, like Uber Eats and DoorDash, deliver alcohol
Proposition 125: Coloradans will decide whether grocery stores should be allowed to sell wine starting next year
Proposition 125 comes from a citizen initiative that is supported by major grocery stores.
SunLit Excerpt: “Killer Chardonnay” leaves bitter finish for wine critic
My success or failure hinges on a glass of chardonnay. I’ve poured everything into opening my own winery—my savings account, the better part of my twenties, my social life. If this doesn’t pan out, I’m not sure who I am anymore. Just a wannabe entrepreneur with an overfondness for wine on the fast track to […]
SunLit Interview: Kate Lansing fulfilled her winery dream by writing it
Kate Lansing is an award-winning short story author. She lives in Denver with her husband, daughter, and a chair-napping tabby cat named Maple. Tell us this book’s backstory. What inspired you to write it? Where did the story/theme originate? My husband and I have enjoyed tasting wine together for nearly a decade, and at one […]
Western Slope vineyards bubble over with young wine drinkers raised on fizzy beverages
Four Front Range millennials are tasting wines at Sauvage Spectrum winery in Palisade following a morning of river rafting and hiking. As they work their way through plastic cups of unfiltered and sparkling wines nestled in muffin tins, the conversation around their outdoor table goes like this: “This reminds me of kombucha, which I love.” […]
Grape disappointment: Colorado vineyards say an October freeze will chill their 2021 vintage
The grape vines lined up in rows throughout the Grand and North Fork valleys look promising for a 2021 vintage with their usual winter-brown foliage bunched neatly on trellises. But cut into a bud, or scrape a stalk, and there are hints of the underlying damage done by a severe late-October freeze. An estimated 70% […]
Why a global fight over airplane manufacturing is affecting wine lists in Colorado restaurants
Nate Klatt, his wife and a college friend had built up a small but good business selling imported wine to Colorado restaurants and wine stores. And then the troubles began. First, in October, a 25% federal tariff was imposed on imports of French, German and Spanish wines as part of a dispute over European airplane […]