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Durango Liquor & Wine
1145 S Camino Del Rio # 101
(next to Walmart) Durango, CO
Open 8am-9pm seven days a week.
Our vast selection of Spirits from around the world will blow you away! …read more
History of Port (part 2) Which grape varieties are used to make Port? There are a bunch of grape varieties used in true Port (from Portugal’s Douro Valley), most of which are little known outside of Portugal. Several other countries — including Australia, South Africa and the United States — make fortified sweet red wines and even whites that are labeled as “port,” though they may use different grapes more common to their regions. Some of the most important grapes for red Ports...read more
History of Port (part 1) Port wine traditionally comes from the Douro Valley in beautiful Northern Portugal. The wineries are called Quintas and they line the terraced hills rising up from the mighty Douro, east of Oporto nearly reaching the border of Spain. The name Port Wine is protected by the Appellation system (Denomination of Origin), just as Champagne can only be placed on a bottle if it comes from the Champagne region of France. There are wine regions in the world producing Port style wines...read more
Oak Barrel Aging… Hi There… You know that the majority of fine wines are aged in oak barrels… But why? What are the advantages? Are there different types of oak? What do these differences mean? Aging Wine Before It is Bottled… After fermentation is completed and wine is racked several times to remove the largest solids, the young wine is usually rough, raw and green and needs to settle for a period of time. This aging can be done in neutral containers such as stainless steel, cement lined vats, old large...read more
? A question from an eWine Member… “Sometimes the back label of a wine bottle mentions ‘cool’ fermentation. What differences does the fermentation temperature make?” Answer… Fermentation temperatures affect the style and flavor of a wine. Cooler temperatures encourage a gentle, gradual fermentation that maintains the freshness of fruit. On the other hand, just a touch of warmth can add a richer, rounder mouth-feel. Excessively high temperatures can make the fruit flavors seem stewed and dull, or even kill...read more
Your Taste Buds… Consider the feedback your tongue has to offer. When you take your vino into your mouth, discover many new and different fact-gathering details on your palate in a delightful and powerful new way! For example: Taste is more than just flavor… it delivers distinctive areas of combinations and degrees by which you experience your food ‘and drink’. Might we take-for-granted the feedback our taste buds deliver, regarding the basic essential elements of: sweet, acid, salty and bitter? Next time after...read more
Favorite wines to complement a memorable occasion or for your everyday enjoyment! Our vast selection of wine from around the world, in every imaginable type of grape. Also, we have wines that are produced from certified organically grown vineyards.read more
An incredible selection of beer you won’t find anywhere …read more
An outstanding selection of champagne and sparkling wines from around the world!read more