Peaches are big business on the Western Slope of Colorado, as is wine. So when Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Anna Maria Basquez writes a spirited defense of local peach wines, we say bravo. These are a category of dessert wines perhaps lacking in the sophistication or clarity of their grape-made cousins, but they are sweet and fun. --AND-- entirely appropriate for the peach-heavy area of Palisade, Colorado.
Under the headline, "Processing the Peach," Basquez writes, "In the world of wine, there are those who turn their noses to anything fermented that isn’t a grape.
But in the wine country of Palisade, especially during the Palisade Peach Festival, there are those that show up expecting to taste some fermented peach."
See the full article here.