Amendment 21 Wines

Leo Bortolotto

Leo Bortolotto

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.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:24

Redeeming a Gift Card

When redeeming a gift card, follow these simple steps:

1. Ring up all items 

2. Press the "F7 Gift Card" button located on the top half of the POS screen, right side OR press the F7 key on the keyboard.

3. Swipe the gift card as you would a credit card OR enter the number on the back of the card.

4. Press DONE

That's it! Easy.


A few words about gift cards:

A receipt will print when you process payment with a gift card. The bottom of the receipt will display the balance left on the card. Always give the card back to the person (unless it is exhausted) and show them the balance remaining on the receipt.

If the balance on the card is not great enough to cover the entire purchase, the customer can still use the card and make a partial payment towards their total. Simply follow the steps above and then you will have to process another payment method to cover the balance. This is basically the same procedure as when someone wants to split the bill into two payment methods (partial cash/partial credit card, for example).

We NEVER give a person cash back on a gift card.



Wednesday, 16 April 2014 20:12

Selling a Gift Card

Gift Cards are displayed on the counter with a cardboard backer and include a white envelope. When someon requests a gift card, please ALWAYS use a white envelope. Gift cards, backers, and envelopes are located on the bottom shelf below the stereo in a box labelled "gift card backers & envelopes."

To sell a gift card, get a blank gift card and find the "Gift Card" button on the POS system (bottom half of screen, right side). Follow these steps:

1. Press "Gift Card" button

2. Click into the field labelled "GC Number" - swipe the blank gift card OR enter the number of the gift card into the field

3. Click "GC Amount" button and enter desired amount - DONE

4. Enter a first and last name of recipient

5. Click SAVE

6. Gift card shows up on POS screen - take payment just as we would with any other product.

And that's it! Easy!



Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:10

Monchiero Barolo | Rocche

The Monchiero Barolo hails from Rocche di Castiglione Falletto, a single vineyard site in the heart of the Barolo region. Made from the ubiquitous Nebbiolo grape, this wine is highly structured with intense acidity and aging ability. This Barolo possesses a meaty quality with aromas and flavors of red flowers, natural rubber, spice, and cured meat.

92 Points - The Wine Enthusiast, 2005 vintage

"This is an extraordinary example of the potential of the 2005 vintage. The wine boasts a meaty, bold style with thick aromas of cured meat, bresaola, white mushroom, moist earth, natural rubber and spice. Very intense flavors of chocolate and ground espresso explode in the mouth. Drink after 2018."

Saturday, 12 April 2014 18:54

Poggio Vignoso Chianti

Fattoria di Pugliano's "wine of the people," Poggio Vignoso as it is known at home, is a simple, delightful crowd pleaser. An exceptional, food-friendly wine that can be enjoyed with virtually anything. This wine is a remarkable value, it is surprisingly firm, and admirably balanced with intense dried cherries and floral notes. With such consistent quality, it is no surprise that this is such a great seller!

This classic Chianti will pair wonderfully alongside red meat and hearty mushroom risottos; also a perfect wine for pizza.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 18:47

Macedon Pinot Noir | Macedonia

From the country of Macedonia, this stunning Pinot is named for Alexander the Great (the original "Macedon"), and hails from an area noted as the "cross-roads of the ancient world, and the birthplace of wine". It originates in Gradsko, sharing the same latitude band as Burgundy and Russian River Valley. The 40+ year old vines grow where two major weather fronts collide: the Aral Mountain continental and the Greek Aegean, yielding virtually no rain and consistent wind. The result is a wine of terrific elegance and complexity, rich yet linear; pretty, but with depth and power.

Red berry fruit aromas and flavors are present, yet this wine's earthiness reminds you that it hails from the European continent. 

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 17:28

Adding New Employee

When a new employee is added to the "User" side of the website, follow these steps to make sure he/she can see the shared calendar and employee notices.

Saturday, 29 March 2014 17:38

Lucinda and Millie Cabernet Sauvignon

The Mendocino County AVA (American Viticultural Area) in northern California is the backdrop to this organically farmed Cabernet Sauvignon.

"Aromas of red berries reveal flavors of juicy black currant and savory spices. The palate is bright and forward with great acidity and firm, balanced tannins. Echoes of cassis and bayberry mingle with cranberry and quince on the finish. This Cabernet is an elegant wine to pair with your favorite dishes." Try it with grilled beef or lamb. $13.99


Friday, 21 March 2014 22:05

Drink Pink | 2014

The snow is retreating, birds are returning, our Denver sunrises light the sky with brilliant shades of orange. This can only mean one thing: Rosé season is fast approaching!

Join us for our annual Rosé wine tasting event on May 10th, 2014 at the Forest Room 5 in Denver's LoHi neighborhood. Rub elbows with other wine lovers while you sample over 20 different Rosés - just in time for Spring!

Tickets are available at

Space is limited, so please get your tickets in advance. Wear lots of PINK. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, 08 March 2014 19:56

Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon

"The grapes come primarily from the Asti and Doña Elsa Estate, situated in Rama Caíida, San Rafael, Mendoza, around 2500 ft. (760M) above sea level. It is an ideal climate for the Cabernet Sauvignon grape because of the warm days and cool nights that are typical of the area. The soil is of sandy calcareous composition and alluvial origins. Picked by hand, the grapes went through classic crushing and fermentation, with maceration on skins. The wine was aged for six months in French and American barrels, second and third use. The wine then underwent stabilization, filtering and bottling.

This Cab shows a red-purple color and an enjoyable nose offering spicy aromas, as well as cassis and berry notes. The mouth is balanced, with the aforementioned aromas following through to the palate, enhanced by a pleasing, soft berry-vanilla finish.

Pairs beautifully with red meats, lambs and stews." $13.99

Friday, 07 March 2014 21:40

Beer Cooler Stocking Tips

Sometimes the beer cooler can get a bit disorganized and cluttered, and as such here are some guidelines to help alleviate confusion and clutter and promote the proper rotation of product and general organization.

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