Workshops

Workshops are held here at Bitto Bistro but may also be done at your work or home. They are fun ways to learn a little and taste a little. If you missed the date, don't worry just send us an email and we'll let you know when that workshop is rescheduled. Don't forget that we can also do these at your location for usually the same price (minimum participation required).


Wine Grapes 101 Workshop Wine Grapes 101 Workshop $25.00

This workshop is an intro level workshop where you will learn and taste 7 major grape varietals as well as learn a little about wine making and the different styles of wine.



Winemaking 101 Workshop Winemaking 101 Workshop $25.00

This workshop overviews the history of winemaking through current winemaking and production of different styles. Taste bubbly through Madiera and explore all the choices facing a winemaker.



Colorado Wine and Wine History Workshop Colorado Wine and Wine History Workshop $30.00

Our home state is coming into its own. Unknown to many, our wine making traditions date back over a hundred years. Come enjoy some of Colorado's best wines and explore the past and glimpse the future.



Spain Workshop Spain Workshop $30.00

As part of our New Year's Resolutions we are going to start doing the workshops you've been asking for! We'll be doing a tasting and workshop on Sunday followed by a week of special tasting flights and wine shop specials. Spain has more land under grape cultivation than any other country and has some unique styles and great bargains. From sparkling to sherry, we'll taste and study with an emphasis on tasting!



Italian Bubbly Workshop Italian Bubbly Workshop $30.00

Tour Italy from the mountains in the North to the warm plains of Sicily in this workshop featuring Italian sparkling wines. We'll be tasting the classics but also some very hard to find wines. Led by our own certified Italian Wine Scholar, Daniel Schlachet.



Piedmont Workshop Piedmont Workshop $35.00

This workshop gives a tasty overview of the classic Piemonte region. You'll be introduced to the 4 main grapes of the Piemonte: Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, and Nebbiolo. Through a spoken/slideshow presentation, accompanied with tasting each of the wines covered, you will learn about the wine and specific areas they come from.



Wonder of Bubbles Wonder of Bubbles $35.00

Discover the rich and exciting history of sparkling wines and how they came to be. Learn about the different methods of producing sparkling wines and how they differ.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Bonavita Red

    #1 Bonavita Red

    Made from four grapes harvested later than usual to achieve a greater ripeness and smoothness. A deep and inky wine, with ripe plum and blackcurrant aromas. Nice ripe fig and cherry with chocolate and licorice flavors. Just enough oak to give it some backbone.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Gran Passione

    #2 Gran Passione

    From the land of Amarone comes a delicious Merlot based blend. To perfectly ripe Merlot (60%) is added juice from dried Corvina grapes ala Amarone. Rich, deep and smooth, this is a remarkable Merlot that may just change your Merlot worldview! (behind by 4 bottles)

  • Laya

    #3 Laya

    From Castilla-La Mancha in Central Spain, a unique blend made with the Garnacha Tintorera grape. Not only is the skin red, but so is the flesh. This provides a sturdy structure and noticeable tannins. Aged only 4 months in oak, this wine has luscious red and black fruits with hints of spice. Definitely one you should try, especially at this price! (behind by 14 bottles)

  • Tintero Moscato

    #4 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible. (behind by 6 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Miquel Pons 77 Xarelho

    Paying homage to Miquel Pons who has 77 harvests under his belt is this delicious Xarel·lo. Handpicked and aged in French barrels with generous lees treatment, this is Xarel-lo like none we ever had. Gorgeous earthy acidty wrapped in creamy texture and ample oak. If you are a Cali chard drinker, prepare to have your heart broken by this Spanish seductress!

  • Porron Decanter

    Porron Decanter

    The porron wine pitcher is a festive way to serve wine. Either use as a decanter or just pick up the porron and tilt it so that a thin stream of wine pours directly into your mouth! It takes some skill, but it is fun at a party to see how well you and your friends master the technique. Each porron holds 1 liter, which is a perfect size to hold a bottle of wine.

  • Obsidian Cab

    Obsidian Cab

    A wonderful classic CA Cab with solid structure from the altitude and Hungarian oak. Reserved and dark on the nose with aromas of blackberries, hints of black licorice and coffee. Really nice and elegant. Touch on the masculine side with no jammy, jelly jar junk here. Wonderfully different.

  • Chateau Redortier Beaumes de Venise

    Chateau Redortier Beaumes de Venise

    Wine geeks know of Gigondas and Vacqueras that show off Grenache like no other. Bordering both is Beaumes de Venise which is known for fortified Muscat. On a steep hillside (at 1500 ft!) twin sisters Sabine and Isabelle make this earthy, spicy blend of Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. A gorgeous wine.