If you want more wine with your cheese, you’re in luck: Dedalus is partnering with Cured to open a shop in Boulder. With a piqued palate and a corky curiosity, they’re mixing the Flat Irons and fermentation and giving the Front Range a front seat to how wine is supposed to taste.
Cured is a mainstay of Boulder and a nod to the mom-and-pop shops that once lined the city streets. Will and Coral Frischkorn, the husband-and-wife team behind the vision, opened the shop to focus on preserving the connection between people and food. Cured sells carefully selected cheeses, wine, local beers, charcuterie, and the kinds of grocery items you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. It’s also a great place to stop for lunch, dinner, or an afternoon hankering; feast on pastas, sandwiches, and salads made in-house.
Before heading to Colorado, Dedalus made a name for itself in Vermont where they opened several locations. According to the mission statement, the company strives to “create deep, lasting, and personalized connections to wine through uncompromising curation, powerful storytelling, and immersive experiences.”
Dedalus scours the globe for the most sought-after vintages and flavorful grapes. Behind the scenes, the folks uncover new regions and reinvent the classics. Inside their shop, they invite winemakers, teach classes, throw parties, and hold tastings. They also offer wine clubs based on personal preferences and drinking habits.
A Nod to Natural Wine
One of the things that sets Dedalus apart is its focus on natural wines, a subset of wine that can sometimes feel a little confusing. The exact makeup of “natural wine” is a point of contention and controversy as there is no agreed-upon definition. This has to do with the complexity of the winemaking process. While winemakers agree that natural wine is made from grapes and farmlands free of chemicals, and made with spontaneous fermentation through natural yeast, they have different tastes regarding other distinctions.
Dedalus defines natural wine as wine that is made by farmers. It doesn’t embrace some novel way of winemaking developed by technology, but rather honors a return to traditional techniques. It is also not a specific flavor, as natural wine can come in all sorts of colors with hints of everything from fruit to earth to cedar to spice and beyond.
One-Stop Wine Shop
Whether you’re looking for your favorite vintage, wanting to explore something new, or hoping to find the perfect present for the wine lover in your life, Dedalus is your partner in port and your burgundy buddy. Stop by the shop to grab a bite to eat, get a sip to drink, or check out their gift sets. And don’t forget to follow their Facebook page to stay in the know on pinot and more.