Brut: Sparkling in the Old World and New

ChampagneOffering an outstanding collection of Old and New World sparkling wines can, at first, make it difficult for discriminating diners to choose. The perfect marriage of quality and variety, tradition and exploration, our collection is unlike any other.

For those who prefer crisper wines, you’ll want to consider Brut, generally regarded as the driest type of champagne. We’ll shine the spotlight on two of our favorites: Domaine Carneros Brut Rose from the Carneros appellation in Napa Valley and Gosset Brut Excellence from Champagne, France.

Consisting of 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay, the 2012 Domaine Carneros Brut Rose is described as fruity and floral, with “red berry and peach pie with a note of lime zest” followed by “plum, berries and a hint of spice.” Domaine Carneros pairs well with duck and salmon, as well as with steak or filet. Additionally, this delectably fruit-forward wine goes well with light fare such as fresh berries with cream.
Gosset has been fermenting sparkling wines since 1584, making them the oldest wine house in the Champagne-Ardennes region. Gosset’s Brut Excellence is comprised of three varietals: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, and Gosset describes this robust wine’s palate as “rich, rounded and powerful” with a “lovely development with a soft freshness.” Its refreshing tang and expressive finish is the perfect complement for earthy, substantial dishes such as flame-grilled meat and pan-fried garden vegetables.

Next time you visit us, consider trying the Domaine Carneros Brut Rose, Gosset Brut Excellence or another one of our unique sparkling wines. Your palate will thank you, and your Cork server is always available to assist.

To brut: salut!

This Valentine’s Day: Your Night of Romance Starts at Boulder Cork

Valentine’s Day: Your Night of Romance Starts at Boulder CorkStart Valentine’s Day off right with a perennial local favorite, the Boulder Cork’s prix fixe Valentine’s Day dinner.

It doesn’t get any more romantic than Boulder Cork. With our soft lighting, rustic ambiance and impeccable service, time slips away, allowing you to focus on what matters most—the person across the table.

Then, there’s our incredible three-course Valentine’s Day menu, featuring a variety of indulgent favorites like our Slow Roasted All Natural Prime Rib of Beef, Sake-Marinated Salmon, Filet Oscar with king crab meat, and special house-made desserts including crème brûlée, cheesecake with whipped cream and berries, and Italian affogato with Glacier ice cream.

And, of course, what’s Valentine’s Day without world-class chilled champagne? We’re always well-stocked with a variety of sparkling favorites, including 2004 Dom Perignon Millesime and Nicolas Maillart Brut Rosé Grand Cru out of the historic Champagne province in France, Borgoluce Prosecco di Valdobbiadene from Veneto, Italy and Gruet Blanc de Noir, a New World wine out of Engle, New Mexico.

The Cork’s prix fixe Valentine’s dinner represents excellence and exceptional value. Chef Jim’s 30+ years of experience shines as he crafts a three-course dinner made from the highest-quality local ingredients. His varied menu offers an array of elegant selections, with something for even the most discriminating palates. Personal attention is of course always included.

The Cork’s Valentine’s Day dinner sets just the right tone for the rest of your evening. Wherever you head next, there’s simply no better way to start this special night.

Please contact us for Valentine’s Day reservations; we recommend contacting us at least one week in advance. Brindiamo all’amore!