'Tis the Season

Celebrate the holidays at home with your favorite person and favorite wines from Boulder Wine Merchant

Article by Catherine Walker | Director of Hospitality for Highland City Club 

Photography by Ladd Forde

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

Marcel Proust 


1871 - 1922 

I carry an old square chit of paper colored with my paternal grandfather’s calligraphy and the above words. Something about the crinkled paper, his writing, and those words resonated deeply with me the day he let me take it from his study many years ago and now more than ever during this unusual time in history. 

In thinking about the approaching winter and holiday season and how one might go about finding some normalcy and celebratory camaraderie with friends and loved ones, all the while respecting the need for social distancing, Boulder Lifestyle Magazine asked Brett Zimmerman, MS, owner of the Boulder Wine Merchant, and me to ponder how we as hospitality and wine professionals would suggest setting the scene. 

While the days of large gatherings complemented with tables overflowing with food and open bottles of wine are not on the menu this year, heed the words of Marcel Proust and consider Brett’s festive and thoughtful advice to celebrate this season with Zalto Glassware and Coravin. With a beautiful set of Austrian glassware to transport you with just one whiff of wine from its delicate rim and a wine preservation system that allows you to simultaneously access and preserve a bottle of wine for months, you may buy that special bottle just for yourself, taste a couple bottles virtually with friends, and celebrate the moment with fresh eyes. 

Perfect Picks for an At Home Wine Tasting 
Boulder Wine Merchant 
2690 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Coravin Wine Preservation System | Burlington, Massachusetts 

Zalto Stemware | Neunagelberg, Austria

KOW Steaks - American Wagyu Beef | Southwest Iowa 

Paniole Olive Oil | Tuscany, Italy

OmNom Chocolate | Reykjavik, Iceland 

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