Book + Bottle Pairing
From 2008 until her untimely death in 2012, Kathy Jordan delighted history buffs with her weekly Daily Sentinel columns. Whether detailing the adventures of legendary black cowboy Charlie Glass or the story of Dalton Trumbo’s fall from grace in his hometown, Jordan extensively researched and wrote about how this community was built and the drama surrounding the leaders that built it. Brimming with eccentric characters and good old-fashioned scandal, her columns include interesting tidbits that will surprise even the most knowledgeable local historians. In memory of his late wife, Teddy Jordan recently compiled her columns into a book, making it easier for all of us to indulge in a little historical fun and information. Remembering Grand Junction History: The Daily Sentinel Columns of Kathy Jordan was published in September and is available at Out West Books and Grand Valley Books in downtown Grand Junction. Go pick up a copy and start learning! After all, how can we know where to go if we don’t know where we’ve come from?
No wine is better suited to the topic of local history than one from Palisade’s DeBeque Canyon Winery. Owners Bennett and Davy Price have played a pivotal role in Colorado winemaking for more than 35 years. From designing, installing, and consulting on vineyards throughout western Colorado to refining their own winemaking, their influence is everywhere. For this book and wine pairing, Davy recommends the winery’s 2015 Malbec, a full-bodied and versatile red. “It goes well with just about anything,” she explains — from local wild game to fish dishes. An approachable price point of $21 encourages adventurous pairings and sharing with friends. Available through the winery; details at debequecanyonwinery.com.