Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Colorado Wine Company:
2114 Colorado Blvd

I was trying to figure out which establishment would be the subject of my first post, but luckily the Colorado Wine Company was having their First Year Birthday bash on February 18th. The place was packed! A live DJ, some cheese, some sandwiches, and plenty of wine. Everyone was imbibing, smiling, and socializing. People with purple teeth chatted the night away about tanins and licorice & dark chocolate flavors...etc. I enjoyed a glass of these wines: Villa Wolf Pinot Gris (2004), Proyecto 4 (Spain 2000), and Leyda Reserve (Napa, CA 2003).

Colorado Wine Company is a great addition to the Eagle Rock area. It's a low key, non-intimidating wine shop that has wines of excellent taste and value. John and Jen, the newlywed couple who runs the shop are super-friendly. They have a cozy wine tasting bar at the back of the store where you can taste wine by the glass most nights.

You won't find a huge selection of the expensive top wines of the world here. What you will find are wines of good value. I'm not a wine connoisseur, nor do I intend to become a sommelier. But I do enjoy learning more about wine when I can, and love a good meal paired with a good wine. And I enjoy sharing a good find with friends.

Even with more information about wine readily available on the Internet, I still find it information overload. So it's nice to have a comfortable friendly place to go that can act as my filter and gives me a chance to experience a lot of different wines.

Cheers to many more birthdays to come...

Colorado Wine Company
2114 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041 323-478-1985 -
Tues-Sat: 11am-9pm; Sun: 11am-5pm


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