Denver Wine Radio

Paul Bonacquisti

Winemaker Paul Bonacquisti and Radio Host Cha Cha Chavez talk about wine and music in Colorado.

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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 https://jackhadleymusic.net/ or stop by Bonacquisti Wine Company. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Aug 2020

25 min 41 sec

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     --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2020

12 min 10 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Nov 2019

16 min 43 sec

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Oct 2019

12 min 47 sec

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.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Jun 2019

11 min 27 sec

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.   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

May 2019

31 min 26 sec

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) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Nov 2018

21 min 5 sec

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. https://goo.gl/7PqZEv 17:38 Who was your favorite rock star you met --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Nov 2018

23 min 14 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Nov 2018

20 min 1 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Oct 2018

13 min 41 sec

Paul and Cha Cha talk Prosecco with Jelena Meisel from Zonin International. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Jul 2018

15 min 44 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Jun 2018

17 min 7 sec

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Jun 2018

42 min 21 sec

We're tasting three box wines that are great for weekend barbecueing. Kingman from Colorado, Bota Box from California and Capoeira from Portugal. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

May 2018

19 min 33 sec

Cha Cha picks out some wine based on the label and we tasted them. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

May 2018

28 min 44 sec

In our final segment Kyle opens a half-botlle of 2007 Rossj-Bass Langhe. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Apr 2018

9 min 9 sec

In this segment we taste the 2014 Plum Creek Colorado Chardonnay and we take a phone call from Ray Ray! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Apr 2018

10 min 59 sec

In this segment we taste 2015 Joseph Drouhin LaForet Chardonnay and 2015 Folie a Deux Russian River Valley Chardonnay. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Apr 2018

9 min 47 sec

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 https://www.winemag.com/content/40-under-40-2017-kyle-schlachter/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Apr 2018

10 min 20 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 21 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 20 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 29 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

9 min 59 sec

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! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

13 min 46 sec

Tasting two more Malbecs and a Bruno Mars Breakdown. And Congratulations to the Bookcliff Vineyards, named Colorado Grape Grower of the Year. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 18 sec

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. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 57 sec

John Garlich from Bookcliff Vineyards talks about Malbec in Colorado. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

8 min 50 sec

Wine and Music: That's what Denver Wine Radio is all about. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

13 min 20 sec

Paul and Doug talk about grapes grown in Colorado and how Paul aproaches those to fit his winemaking style. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 16 sec

Grand Valley, Colorado is named one of the top ten wine getaways in the world by Wine Enthusiast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

10 min 24 sec

Doug Caskey, Executive Director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board is our guest in the studio. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/denverwineradio/message

Feb 2018

9 min 18 sec