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Join winemaker Paul Bonacquisti as he interviews Colorado musicians, taste-tests the best wine on the shelves, tells you about amazing tourist destinations, and plays great music- all recorded from the cozy Bonacquisti Wine Company in Denver.
Taught by his father, who was a passionate winemaker himself, Paul has been a passionate Sommelier since 2006. His wines have earned several bronze, silver and gold medals in the Colorado Wine Governor's Cup Competition, as well as international recognition. Paul's wines- and the Denver Wine Radio show- are all about changing the way people experience wine.

Denver Wine Radio Paul Bonacquisti

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Join winemaker Paul Bonacquisti as he interviews Colorado musicians, taste-tests the best wine on the shelves, tells you about amazing tourist destinations, and plays great music- all recorded from the cozy Bonacquisti Wine Company in Denver.
Taught by his father, who was a passionate winemaker himself, Paul has been a passionate Sommelier since 2006. His wines have earned several bronze, silver and gold medals in the Colorado Wine Governor's Cup Competition, as well as international recognition. Paul's wines- and the Denver Wine Radio show- are all about changing the way people experience wine.

    A Latino Story: Puerto Rican Nocturne with Angel Mendez-Soto

    A Latino Story: Puerto Rican Nocturne with Angel Mendez-Soto

    First of all, a disclaimer: No wine bottles were opened in this week's episode, but you certainly don't need a drink to enjoy this week's guest.

    Angel Mendez-Soto grew up in New York City’s East Harlem (El Barrio), and he's a man with a storied career in theatre. He has been a member of Su Teatro, directed by Anthony J. Garcia, for over 40 years. In the 1980’s he was also a member of the the Black theatre company Eulipions, directed by Jo Bunton-Keel. Angel is a former recipient of the Mayor’s Excellence in the Arts Award. Earlier this year he portrayed Grandpop in the Theatreworks production of Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue at the ENT Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs.

    Paul has known Angel for years, but the reason he's coming on the show now is because he's currently in Puerto Rican Nocturne, a powerful historical drama which will be at The Bug Theatre in North Denver from August 11th to the 21st. To grab your tickets, click here.

    Paul and Angel dive into Angel's background on-stage, his experiences with telling Latino stories, and the importance of the story behind Puerto Rican Nocturne.

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    • 13 min
    A Surprise Visit with Dan and Michelle of Continental Divide Winery

    A Surprise Visit with Dan and Michelle of Continental Divide Winery

    Fate and a combined passion for the wine industry brought two families together to create Continental Divide Winery.

    • 15 min
    Jenne Baldwin-Eaton

    Jenne Baldwin-Eaton

    Jenne Baldwin-Eaton started her career in winemaking with Plum Creek Cellars in 1994. For 22 years, Baldwin-Eaton made award-winning wines from 100% Colorado grown grapes and was involved in all aspects of running a commercial winery.

    • 36 min
    Brad Page: The Colorado Cider Company

    Brad Page: The Colorado Cider Company

    This week, Brad Page from Colorado Cider Company in Denver joins Paul to try ciders from his esteemed cidery. Colorado Cider Company is the oldest operating cidery in the state.

    • 41 min
    Colorado vs The World Sauvignon Blanc Tasting with Jacob Harkins

    Colorado vs The World Sauvignon Blanc Tasting with Jacob Harkins

    This week on Denver Wine Radio, Jacob Harkins joins Paul to taste four wines from around the world (of course one is from Colorado) in another episode of Colorado vs. the World. Jacob Harkins is a self-described wine geek, former wine journalist, and recovering ski bum. His current gig is running the marketing efforts of VintageView, the world leader in metal wine rack manufacturing. Paul has a VintageView set up in his winery!




    The first wine tasted is the 2020 L'ESCALE SAUVIGNON BLANC, which is ripe, fresh and thirst-quenching. Showing notes of ripe stonefruit, gooseberries, nettles, and dried grass with hints of stony minerality. Click here to purchase.

    The second wine tasted in this episode is the 2020 Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. It's a very green-forward, flinty wine that goes well with greens. Click here to purchase.

    The third wine on the docket is Colorado's Buckel Family 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, made in Gunnison. The Buckel Family Wine Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp white wine with notes of Palisade peach, grapefruit, melon, and apricot with hints of green pepper and a long mineral finish. Click here to purchase.

    The final wine of the episode is the Manu Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. Powerful, exotic and varietal aromas of Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruits of mango and passion, then apple and grapefruit. Click here to purchase.

    Click here to view the documentary Jacob Harkins had a hand in making that was mentioned in the episode!

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    • 27 min
    A Visit with Cassidee Shull

    A Visit with Cassidee Shull

    After graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Human Resource Management from Colorado Mesa University in 2011, Cassidee was hired in 2012 as the executive director of Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE), the only non-profit dedicated to the winemakers and grape growers in the state.

    • 28 min

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