Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: 2008 Stories We Should Have Covered #1

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 Stories We Should Have Covered #1

The Wine Country Inn Covered in the New York Times
Not surprisingly, the Number One Story of 2008 we should have covered was the fooferaw surrounding the New York Times October coverage of Palisade and the Wine Country Inn. We mentioned it in passing, but never posted the article itself. The story was picked up by The Boston Globe, the Denver Post and countless other newspapers, magazines and blogs around the U.S. and the world.

Granted, the Wine Country Inn's mention is a passing one --but hey!-- every little bit of coverage helps. Grand Junction TV station KJCT 8 summarized the phenomenon best.

Under the headline, "New York Times Calls Palisade Rising Star in Wine Industry," KJCT 8 wrote:

"An article published Sunday in The New York Times titled "Biking Colorado's Wine Country", shines a national spotlight at Palisade's wine making industry, calling it a, "...rising star in the wine-making universe."

"The author, Stefeni Jackenthal, wrote she was, "intrigued by the idea of checking out the area," after sampling some the state's wine."

"Jackenthal toured area wineries on her bike and visited some of the peach orchards. The author describes the Grand Valley as having great views and spectacular weather."

"The article gives Palisade and it's growing wine industry national notoriety and may increase tourism in the area."

You can read the rest of the NYT article here. (You may need a free online subscription to view the story. But signing up is pretty easy).

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