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Curb Appeal: Denver Winemakers Are Amphora-Aging Sparklers in a Suburban Strip Mall

Curb Appeal: Denver Winemakers Are Amphora-Aging Sparklers in a Suburban Strip Mall

A strip mall in Parker, Colorado — a quiet suburb of Denver — is about the last place you’d expect to find award-winning wines made with centuries-old technique. But that’s just what’s going on at Purgatory Cellars. Purgatory’s Marko and Ivanka Copic immigrated to the U.S. from Croatia in 2013, settling in Parker to be […]

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Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Driving down the dusty road toward the Croatian village of Konavle, Ivo Vodopić chirped excitedly at the green sea that flooded the land. The snow-haired winemaker pointed to the the grape varietals outside the car’s windows, listing off long, elegant-sounding wines as he whizzed past the eponymous rivers of grapes. The lush vines’ tendrils stretched […]

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