And now more than ever consumers are seeking authentic local culinary experiences, demanding local foods and wines with a smaller carbon footprint and giving a boon to the local economy.
The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board realizes how important your restaurant is to the continued growth of the state's wine industry and is thereby proud to announce the Fourth Annual Colorado Wine Restaurant Recognition Program. The awards given out recognize and honor those Colorado restaurants that have demonstrated support for the Colorado wine industry by actively promoting Colorado wines on their wine lists.
In addition, the Colorado Wine Restaurant Recognition Program will formally recognize two restaurants that have demonstrated extraordinary support for the Colorado wine industry. By providing a platform for recognizing Colorado wine supporters, the program hopes to encourage all Colorado restaurants to support Colorado wines.
If you are interested in participating in this year's recognition program, simply go to:
Check the "Yes, I want to participate!" check box and complete the requested information. You will be required to have included Colorado wines on your wine list at sometime during the twelve months ending December 31, 2008, and to submit a copy of your wine list verifying the presence of Colorado wines as well as records verifying purchases. Entries will be reviewed by Rocky Mountain News food writer John Lehndorff and Colorado Wine Board Executive Director Doug Caskey.
At a special reception on Monday, February 2, 2009, the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board will present awards for "Colorado Wine Restaurants of the Year" for their outstanding recognition and support of Colorado wines.