July 23, 2009
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Wine - Food - Travel - A&E

The Colorado Open: Can you imagine the possibilities?
No state boasts a finer collection of public and private, mountain and prairie, links and traditional golf courses than Colorado. Why not establish an eight or 10 course rotation for the Colorado Open and highlight the state's brilliant collection of courses? By Bart Taylor

Cirque du Soleil brings Kooza to Denver
The concept is "circus in a box" but Kooza, Cirque du Soleil's traveling show slated to open in Denver on Aug. 20 for a six-week run, will be anything but small. By Mary Butler

Seaweed wine: Seriously
A German marine biologist is making 16 percent proof wine from something called laminaria saccharina seaweed – and she's not the only one. There's a whole industry gearing its marketing loins for convincing us all that any fruit or weed or vegetable-like plant can be fermented and bottled for our Friday afternoon enjoyment. By Cathie Beck

Dave on film: BOOM go the IEDs and about your other mother...
Reviews of "The Hurt Locker," an intense war film set in Iraq that follows a bomb disposal specialist, and "Coraline," an amazing – and dark – animated film that's released this week on DVD. By Dave Taylor

Butler's choice: Food talk, To Kill a Mockingbird & the Urban Assault Ride
Westword food writer Jason Sheehan discusses his new memoir, "Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen" at the Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue; The Colorado Shakespeare Festival stages "To Kill a Mockingbird;" and the Urban Assault Ride bicycle scavenger hunt hits the streets of Denver. By Mary Butler

Entirely homegrown

ColoradoBiz managing editor Mike Taylor plans to plans to subsist entirely on his Denver backyard garden this August. Follow his journey, which includes interviewing local business owners for tips and tools. Read his latest column about the trials of raising urban chickens. Watch his videos about his garden's progress, growing potatoes and making potato vodka; or read about it here.


On ColoradoBiz TV

ColoradoBiz Update

The Palm Bay International Wine Event: Wines of Argentina
The Wine Wench Cathie Beck talks to Matias Bauza of the Bodegas Salentein vineyard in Argentina and tries the winery's high-altitude Malbec and 2004 Cabernet Savignon.


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