Posts in Champagne

Where to Drink this Week: Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge

April 8th, 2014 Posted by Beer, Champagne, Cocktails, Culinary Connectors, Denver, Uncategorized, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet

According to Denver Westword, “Crave makes getting buzzed on caffeine and liquored up at the same time seem downright classy.”  Westword gave Crave “Best Hot Booze” for Denver 2014.  Located downtown by the Colorado Convention Center, crave offers a unique blend of savory, bitter, hand crafted, sweet and everything in between.

Crave offers brunch/lunch options and is also vibrant at night to pair homemade sweets with hand crafted cocktails.  Crave offers anything you crave with sweets from alcohol to coffee, and sometimes the two mixed together like the Irish coffee.

On the savory side, dinner and snack options like meat/cheese plates, bacon wrapped pheasant or brie and fig ravioli.  If you want something sweet and sassy, try the chocolate trio, Guinness chocolate cake or Rocky Mountain Semifreddo.

Crave offers an assortment of wine, beer, champagne, cocktails, non-alcohol drinks and hot coffee, so anytime of the day or night you are bound to find something you are “craving” for.

Crave is located at 891 14th St. Denver, CO 80202.


Tuesday-Sunday 11am-close

Lunch hours: 11am-4pm

Dinner hours: 4pm-close

Brunch is Saturday and Sundays 11am-2pm.


Culinary Connectors Restaurant Tours Denver: Epernay

April 1st, 2014 Posted by Champagne, Chefs, Cocktails, Culinary Connectors, Denver, restaurants, Uncategorized, Wine No Comment yet

Restaurant Tours DenverOne of the stops of Culinary Connectors Restaurant Tours Denver is the contemporary sushi bar Epernay.  Epernay is a unique concept that focuses on raw sushi and hot sous-vide items with an Asian flair mixed with European influences.  Chef Nick Shankland brings his diverse background in cooking to combine flavor and cooking styles unlike anywhere else.  A must try from the menu is Chef Nick’s banana bread pudding.

Choose to drink at Epernay this week and you won’t be disappointed.  They have an extensive wine and cocktail list, and they have the largest champagne menu in Colorado.  Epernay was also voted best lounge of the year for 2014 by the Night Club Hall of Fame.

Happy hour prices are 1/2 off wine and champagne glasses, $5 cocktails, hot sake is 2 for 1, and there are discounts on the appetizers.

Restaurant Tour DenverCulinary Connectors Restaurant Tours Denver offer an inside look into some of the top restaurants in town, like Epernay.  Top restaurant tours offer sample bites from the chef, sometimes creations not on the menu, drinks to pair the tastings, and the opportunity to hear the chef/owner’s passion and expertise.

Epernay is located at 1080 14th St. Denver, CO 80202.

Hours are: Tuesday-Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 4pm-2am, Sunday 4-11pm.

Where to Drink: Denver – Epernay Lounge

March 19th, 2013 Posted by Champagne, Cocktails, Denver, restaurants, Where To Drink This Week, Wine No Comment yet
Epernay Lounge at Night Courtesy of 303 Magazine

Epernay Lounge at Night
Courtesy of 303 Magazine

Denver’s Newest Hot Spot for the Golden Bubbly

At Epernay Lounge in Denver, it does not have to be New Year’s Eve or any other special occasion to drink champagne. Named after the largest champagne producing region in France, Epernay Lounge offers the most extensive champagne menu in Denver. From vintage to non-vintage, to rose champagne, Epernay has the ideal champagne for every occasion. While the list includes many champagnes from Epernay, France as one might expect, there are also many champagnes from other regions of France as well as from the U.S.. From the most well-known Moet & Chandon, to the lesser known Iron Horse Vintage Brut Classic from California, Epernay Lounge offers you the experience to indulge in champagne on any given day, no matter the occasion.

For those who are not as fond of the golden bubbly, Epernay offers a Sake menu that challenges the champagne menu in depth and length. Every style of sake popular in Japanese culture is offered including sweet and mild “nigori” sake, the bold and classic “aj,” the clean and pure “kire,” and the fruity and floral “kaore” among others.

Beyond champagne and sake, Epernay also serves specialty cocktails that reflect its groovy, inventive character. The “Breakfast of Champions” was made for those who wish to dance on Epernay’s dance floor through the night and into the morning. This cocktail features a citrus-inspired medley of seville marmalade, amaretto, orange, cream, prosecco, grand mariner, and a splash of orange-flavored cointreau as the finishing touch. Of course, for those avid wine lovers, such as myself, Epernay will have your eyes sparkling with desire when you get a glance at their enticing wine menu.

With drinks that will appeal to every palate and circumstance, it is no wonder that Epernay’s Lounge in Denver is the hottest new spot for drinking in Denver. If you cannot find a spot at the bar, you will surely find a spot and possibly even a new friend on their dance floor.

Epernay Lounge is located at 1080 14th St. Denver CO 80202, Tel: 303-573-5000. Dinner & Drinks are offered Tues-Sun beginning at 4 pm.