Beer, Wine & Spirits in Parker

Up to 53% Off Wine Classes

Desert Moon Vineyards

Dove Valley

$60 $30

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In a hands-on tasting-and-pairing class, sommeliers instruct guests in the intricacies of wine vintages and flavors in a rustic barrel room

Up to 47% Off Wine Tasting at Wild Women Wine

Wild Women Wine

Wild Women Wine

$55 $29

Three-taste wine flight, plus an additional full glass of wine and a bottle to take home with a personal wine label

Up to 51% Off Wine Tasting at Ryker's Cellars

Ryker's Cellars

Sunny Side

$36 $18

Seven samples of whites and reds with full glass of wine

Up to 63% Off Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six

Bonacquisti Wine Company

Northwest Denver

$36 $16

Executive sommelier Paul Bonacquisti leads budding oneophiles through a wine tasting, introducing them to various varietals

Up to 57% Off Wine Tasting at Verso Cellars

Verso Cellars

Within Metropolis Coffee

$60 $29

Wine tastings include an appetizer and bottle of premium Verso Cellars cabernet sauvignon

Up to 59% Off Wine Tasting Packages

Mile High Winery

Denver

$35 $17

Handcrafted wines served in a space with art and decor inspired by downtown Denver

Up to 51% Off at Kingman Estates Winery

Kingman Estates Winery

North Washington

$50 $25

Winery spotlights Colorado grapes in handcrafted white and red wines such as fruity viogniers and peppery cabernet sauvignons

50% Off VIP Admission to the Fermentation Festival

BeerCraving

HIghlands Masonic Center

$60 $30

Craft brewers, distillers, winemakers, kombucha brewers, sauerkraut makers, and chefs from across the US let guests sample their creations

General or VIP Admission to 'Merica Pub Crawl on Saturday, June 28

'Merica Pub Crawl

Denver

$39 $25

A Play Hard guide leads star-spangled revelers to five bars for games, costume contests, and plenty of patriotic libations

Up to 56% Off Charity Beer Tasting

American Lung Association in Colorado

Sculpture Park

$40 $20

Customers participate in blind beer tastings and aim for the best score for a chance to win while enjoying live music; proceeds benefit ALA

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting at D'Vine Wine

D'Vine Wine

Multiple Locations

$64 $32

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Vintners and staff guide palates through tastings of wines handcrafted, bottled, and fermented onsite in a historic bathhouse

Up to 54% Off Distillery Tour

Syntax Spirits Distillery

Greeley

$24 $12

Tour distillery before sampling signature cocktails or flights of award-winning vodka, rum, whisky, and infused spirits

Up to 52% Off Tour and Wine Tasting at Vintages

Vintages

Downtown Fort Collins

$35 $20

Tour and tasting features samples of profile select reds and whites, as well as cheese and crackers and an informative talk

50% Off Wine Tasting at Ten Bears Winery

Ten Bears Winery

Ten Bears Winery

$28 $14

The staff pairs smooth Colorado wines with specially selected cheese and crackers allowing guests to enjoy complementary flavors

Up to 53% Off Pedal-Powered Party-Bus Tour

Breckenridge Bikebus

Breckenridge

$60 $29

In a pedal-powered party bus, up to 16 passengers whisk themselves to local bars where they enjoy drink specials

Up to 50% Off at Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Edwards

$16 $8

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10 taps pour sample flights and full-sized growlers of craft beer inside a dog-friendly tasting room with an onsite food truck

Up to 40% Off Tour or Beer Tasting at Aspen Brewing Company

Aspen Brewing Company

Multiple Locations

$45 $27

Pairs can tour the award-winning brewery while sipping on pints, or sample six 5-oz. pours before taking home their own beer glasses

Select Local Merchants

Avanti Winery handcrafts its own signature wine blends alongside more than 25 local Colorado wines, furnishing oenophiles with myriad grownup grape-juice choices. A bottle of chardonnay ($16.95) transports hints of vanilla, lemon, almonds, and hazelnuts to taste buds, and the popular white table wine ($16.95) melds five varietals potent enough to charm palates and steal guests’ girlfriends at dinner parties. Swill sips of Avanti's table red wine ($17.95) or uncork the signature cabernet sauvignon ($22.95), bursting with maroon-tinged fruits. The merlot ($22.95) introduces cherries and a dry finish to palates, and the port III’s dashes of caramel, cherry, and chocolate ($24.95) form a trio of dessert flavors in tipsifying liquid form. Avanti Winery also offers free wine tastings Thursday–Sunday from a different Colorado winery each month.

9046 W Bowles Ave
Littleton,
CO
US

Thanks to its impressive selection of varietals from more than 95 local wineries, The Wines of Colorado has been lauded as "one of the most unique wine shops in the country" by Wine Trail Traveler and featured in the Wall Street Journal. Inside, a mural of larger-than-life bottles lines one wall, and an adjacent room houses an expansive tasting counter that stocks a lineup of bottles filled with Colorado reds and whites, which are often compared to Californian vinos. Their food has received it’s fair share of recognition as well, earning numerous awards, including Best Creekside Dining from the Gazette in 2010 and 2011. The chefs sizzle up signature buffalo wine burgers and creamy dill mahi-mahi, which guests can enjoy on the pine-tree-lined outdoor patio as they sip wine mere steps away from the burbling Fountain Creek.

8045 W US Highway 24
Cascade,
CO
US

Winemaking and homebrew center in north Colorado Springs, teaching beginners how to make great wine and beer for personal enjoyment.

6820 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs,
CO
US

Owner and senior wine instructor Dani Cross created VinBoutique with a mission to introduce palates to the best French wines. A certified level-III sommelier, Cross personally travels to France to hand-pick vintages from small production companies and develop relationships with local vintners, ensuring her customers enjoy a collection of reds, whites, and bubbly that is exceptional not just in craftsmanship and taste, but also in value. "By tasting my wines, you can actually hone your palate way quicker because [the wines are] technically correct" in the way they are selected, shipped, and stored, she says. "If you're not tasting something that's proper, you won't know what chardonnay is supposed to taste like."

A strong belief that wine should be enjoyed and shared with others inspires VinBoutique's tasting classes, where Cross and other wine experts share insights into different varietals, food pairings, and wine-making techniques. Using an approach designed to be both fun and unintimidating, Cross also includes a question-and-answer section, as well as easy-to-follow tasting notes, making her classes accessible to everyone from the casual wine fan to the connoisseur who can uncork a bottle using only their mind. As Dani continued to try new wines and savor her favorite French vintages, she became dismayed. Often, the wines she bought had been stored improperly or for too long, destroying the bouquets and noses that she loved. "Born of frustration, I decided to start my own [wine boutique]." And thus she curated a selection of French wines for VinBoutique. "By tasting my wines, you can actually hone your palate way quicker because [the wines are] technically correct" in the way they are selected, shipped, and stored, she says. "If you're not tasting something that's proper, you won't know what chardonnay is supposed to taste like."

In addition to bottles of red, white, and bubbly, Dani and a team of instructors offer wine classes suitable for everyone from the casual wine fan to the connoisseur who can uncork a bottle using only their mind. Each class comes with notes and take-home materials, and is taught by a teacher who can both go into great technical detail or give thorough overviews so that student's don’t "get cross-eyed."

19308 East Cottonwood Drive
Parker,
CO
US

Traditional and contemporary recipes reign at India's Kitchen, where chefs sheath chicken, lamb, seafood, and vegan entrees in a flurry of freshly ground exotic spices. They sizzle naan and kebabs in a tandoor clay oven and flood kormas and masalas with housemade yogurt, cream sauces, and coconut milk. Chefs can customize spiciness levels or swap in gluten-free ingredients for the handful of dishes that aren't already gluten-free, adeptly maintaining each dish's intricate flavors and inspirational coming-of-age story. An extensive daily lunch buffet lines up some of the kitchen's greatest hits for guests to sample, and the restaurant also extends its culinary services to the catering realm.

Cylindrical light fixtures dangle amid the dining room's vibrant red-orange walls, which contrast charcoal-hued floors and furnishings. A trickling faux rock fountain beckons patrons to venture to the full bar, where staffers sling Indian beers that harmonize with the aromas and flavors of the cuisine.

18701 East Mainstreet
Parker,
CO
US

A year after Scott Kerkmans created the role of Chief Beer Officer for the Four Points by Sheraton hotels, it began to get around that Denver was the "Napa Valley of Beer." As NPR later reports, the rumor is a culmination of a life spent steeped in beer culture. Before creating Colorado Beer Week and beating out more than 7,000 applicants for the title of CBO, Kerkmans was on the production side at Alaskan Brewing Company. He’s since authored articles for Draft Magazine, taught at Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, and judged burped renditions of the Pledge of Allegiance at the Great American Beer Festival. He shares his taste in microbrews with more than 140 hotels and restaurants worldwide through the Four Point's beer program, but keeps his feet planted firmly on his home turf during his nine-day spring festival, which highlights the finest pours from Colorado breweries including New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Ska Brewing Company.

5225 Raintree Drive
Parker,
CO
US