Hospitality industry professional Leo Bortolotto has worked in the realm of fine wine and food for more than a decade. He spent several years in Europe learning the finer points of pairing European cuisine with the ideal complement of wine. He shared his passion for the culture by leading rafts of tourists in exploring renown and rare Italian wineries. Leo’s decision to relocate to his adopted home of Denver, Colorado was with the intention of realizing his vision for an eclectic and customer-focused wine boutique. This venture, a retail wine shop in the Lower Highland community of downtown Denver, is a journey every wine lover must make.
Peach Street Distillers is located in Palisade, Colorado, on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains.
This Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from 60% local corn, 20% rye, 20% two-row malted barley. The grains are open-air fermented in barrels and distilled just once. The Bourbon is aged for a minimum of two years in new American oak casks.
"The nose is sweet, with notes of vanilla and oak. An initial burst of sweet, flavorful corn, followed by notes of mellow cereal, caramel and biscuits with a hint of honey. Well-balanced with a hint of spice from the rye."
Tin Cup is a local, Colorado-born whiskey made with corn, rye, and malted barley. This 84 proof American Whiskey is aged in new charred white oak American barrels and cut with rocky mountain water. It's blended and bottled in Denver, Colorado. Legally speaking, it's bourbon, but what makes TINCUP unique is its high rye content which gives it a bold and spicy flavor. The unique tin cap (tin cup) screws on and can be used for drinking. The Mash Bill is 64% corn, 32% rye, & 4% malt. The whiskey is named after Tincup, CO., an old mining town in Gunnison County, set on the western side of the Colorado Rockies and named for the old cups the miners would drink from. $29.99
This Cabernet - Syrah blend from Washington State is produced by winemaking team Charles Smith and Charles Bieler.
"Tightly focused and precisely defined, with dark berry, chocolate, and rose petal flavors on a supple frame, lingering easily on the polished finish."
Wine Spectator's 'Best Value'
Sourced from several vineyards throughout the Yakima Valley and the Horse Heaven Hills, the 2012 Lenore Syrah shows the more opulent and balanced 2012 vintage with its fruit forward attack and rounded, rich mid-palate texture. Aging in predominantly neutral French oak maintains the bright berry and savory aromatics of this wild, gamey varietal.
Pair this crowd pleasing wine with barbecued babyback ribs, a hearty lamb stew or your favorite burger. Of course she's a beauty on her own as well. $14.00
The Keeper is an incredible value; it's plush and full-bodied, and is approachable now but will age beautifully. Perfectly ripened grapes give this wine notes of savory spices, cigar box and black fruits. On the palate, a rich mouthful of blackberry, cassis and black tea commingle with a velvety, luscious mouthfeel and a long, generous finish. $18.00
Armand de Brignac 'Ace of Spades' Champagne is the darling of celebrities, sports stars, and entertainers alike. And for good reason!
The classic Brut Gold Champagne is marvelously complex and full-bodied, its bouquet is both fresh and lively, with light floral notes. On the palate, the Brut Gold has a sumptuous, racy fruit character perfectly integrated with the wine's subtle brioche accents. The Champagne's texture is deliciously creamy, with great depth paired with a long, silky finish. Our Brut Gold is pressed from a perfectly balanced blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier wine. Armand de Brignac is an extremely small production Champagne and very limited in quantity.
From now until New Year's Eve, Amendment XXI is happy to offer this exclusive champagne for $299.99 /750ml. This is a pre-order item only; if you would like a bottle or two for your Holiday celebrations, please call or email us and we will have it for you the next day. If you need some Ace of Spades for New Year's Eve, please contact us by Monday, December 30th at the latest!
303 477 5646
This 2009 Extra Brut Vino Spumante di Qualita consists of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. The Pinot Noir comes from the Oltrepo Pavese vineyard and the Chardonnay is from Costigliole d’Asti. This crisp sparkling has aromas of stone fruit and hazelnuts with a hint of honey. Well-integrated acidity on the palate, complemented by a fresh scent of green apple and an elegant and delicious white flower finish. 7,500 cases made. $35.99
The Contratto winery has over 140 years of winemaking history and was the first in Italy to make a Metodo Classico. The "For England Brut Rosé" 2009 was highly sought after in the 1920's and 30's by the Vatican and many royal houses of Europe and as far as the British Empire. It is the perfect wine for your forthcoming holiday celebrations. Light salmon color and the promise of millions of tiny bubbles, this sparkler is great with appetizers and fish. The nose is crisp and reminescent of oranges and apricots while the wine itself is complex with minerality, freshness and a long finish. Only 1,375 cases made. $49.99
What are YOU bringing to your Holiday party?
Amendment XXI proprietor Leo Bortolotto and Chris Parente of KDVR's The Everyday Show review a few Holiday libations.