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Wine Stores Fort Collins CO

Wine classification goes by both the grape (Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc…) and by region (Bordeaux, Champagne, Chianti, etc…). Each type has its own unique set of characteristics that may or may not sound appealing to you, but ultimately the trick is try a bunch of wines and figure out what you like. There are various types of wines including many different red and white wines. Wine tasting at wine bars will help you experiment and figure out what’s best for you. Please scroll down for more information and access to the wine and spirit stores in Fort Collins, CO listed below.

Otie's Wine & Spirits
(970) 204-1759
4630 Royal Vista 103
Windsor, CO
 
Campus West Liquor Depot
(970) 484-1107
1107 City Park Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Saddle Up Liquors
(970) 221-3722
1015 South Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
City Park Liquors
(970) 490-1710
2016 Laporte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
 
Ram Liquor
(970) 223-3633
1119 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO
 
Old Chicago
(970) 482-8599
4709 South Timberline Rd
Fort Collins, CO
 
Cantina Liquors
(970) 568-9596
8310 6th Street
Fort Collins, CO
 
Wilbur's Wines & Spirits
(970) 226-8662
2201 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Verns Liquor
(970) 482-4082
4200 West County Road 54 G
Fort Collins, CO
 
South Taft Liquor CO
(970) 226-4932
4015 South Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO
 

Understanding Wine and Spirits

By Arielle Sachar
Dr. Vino and Wines.com to up your wine IQ.
  • Ditch the house alcohol - Nothing ruins a drink and worsens a hangover more than house alcohol. Give specifics when ordering a mixed drink. Ketel One and tonic, not vodka-tonic. While premium may be a few more bucks, it’s worth it if you’re aim is enjoyment. If you’re aim is blackout, then by all means save money by sticking with the well options.
  • Pick a signature drink - Making drinks at home for friends? Find a signature drink, whether it’s a mojito or a margarita. Perfect the recipe and soon friends will fawning over your bartending skills. You can also make it the drink you default to at a bar.
  • The pain of graduation leads many to drown their sorrows in drink. But while beer-chugging contests and sake bombing were considered power moves in college, they begin to lose

    their mystique after graduation. Now’s the time to add a little class to your alcoholic endeavors. To help you out, here’s a primer on some more refined tipples to add to your artillery, from good red wine to the finest tequila. Stay classy, graduates, at least until the next reunion.

    Wine Savvy

    You don’t have to be that annoying d-bag from Sideways with his Merlotphobia, but knowing a thing or two about vino is a must in the competitive world of dating. Besides, it’s one of the few things that can get you tipsy and still be good for the ticker . Here are the ABCs of wine, from red to white, merlot to chardonnay.

    Discovering Types of Wine

    Wine classification goes by both the grape (Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc…) and by region (Bordeaux, Champagne, Chianti, etc…). Each type has its own unique set of characteristics that may or may not sound appealing to you, but ultimately the trick is try a bunch of wines and figure out what you like.

    Many wine stores also have tasting bars, such as Vintage New York where customers can taste the wine before buying it. Go to Citysearch and enter “free wine tastings” to see what each specific city has to offer. Also, check out these sites for more local wine events and help finding a winery .

    Red vs. White

    Deciding on red or white often depends on what you’re eating . Generally, you should go for white with light, subtle foods like fish or most pastas, and reds with heavier dishes like meat or pasta with a cream or meat sauce. Luckily, most restaurants and bars serve the following staples :

    Red

    • Cabernet Sauvignon - Generally full-flavored with a smooth and lingering finish.
    • Shiraz (or Syrah in France) – Tastes full-bodied with flavor notes of anything from violets to berries, chocolate, espresso, and black pepper.
    • Merlot – Has a medium body with hints of berry, plum, and currant, and a buttery finish.

    Whites

    • Chardonnay – As one of the most versatile wines, often oaky but it can also be soft with fruity flavors or smoky with flavors of vanilla, caramel, or butter.
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