Palisade, Colorado

Wife and I have been in Palisade Colorado all weekend.  Here’s the aftermath of one tastings:

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One advantage of coming out here frequently is we get to know people, not just as tourist-host but as people.  For example, I’ll be trading a case of homebrew for some grapes – Colorado-grown Rieslings – for SWAMBO to make wine from.  We shared beer and stories with the state viniculturalist, drank way too much wine with way too many vintners and made plans to comeback in October for ripe apples.  Tomorrow we’re homeward bound but not before capitalizing on Palisade’s first claim to fame, peaches.  I doubt that any of them will wind up in fermenters, more likely on the breakfast table and in bread.  Next trip is apples and likely, some more wine.

Time to buy that Speidel fermenter – will have grape juice to carry back next trip.

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