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Results from Tasters Guild International reached The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey (3011 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, Cañon City) earlier this month: 13 for 13. The Abbey scored for every wine entered, garnering four golds, five silvers, three bronzes and one Double Gold Medal. Of 1,900 entries, only 79 wines won double golds.

"I was just astounded," says winery GM Sally Cookson. "I stood and stared at the list while [husband and winemaker] Matt just grinned. I counted and recounted ... then I went crazy."

Crazy? A Borat-inspired "high-fiiive," perhaps? Not exactly.

"I'm a real thumbs-up, 'woo-hooer' kind of person," she says. Call 719/276-5191 to offer congratulations or to order wine.

Hard beans to loose leaf
Laura Nelson recently opened Laura Lee's Teas at 2367 N. Academy Blvd., where she offers more than 130 loose-leaf teas and also accessories. Nelson, former owner of downtown's Colorado Mountain Beanery, closed that business when the building's owners decided to renovate, though she still offers her customers' past coffee favorites in her new location.

"I just want people to know where I am now," she says. You know ... for the quick fixes. Call 634-5922 for more.

Chopsticks in the olive grove
Jake and Telly's Greek Cuisine (2616 W. Colorado Ave.) is holding its next wine dinner at 7 p.m. on May 31. The theme is "Tastes of Japan," featuring sushi, sake and Sapporo spread across four courses. A peek at the planned menu reveals a "Jake Roll" of salmon and red snapper, a seaweed salad and tempura crab, but no creative fusion items involving Mediterranean fare. Pity. The cost is $60, not including tax and gratuity. Call 633-0406 for more or visit

Have I shown you my ribs?
Texas T-Bone (2070 S. Academy Blvd.) recently opened a BBQ joint called Lazy Bones around the side of its main restaurant's building. The new operation, which required purchase of an additional smoker, shares a kitchen with the main restaurant. Manager Jeff Lawrence cites two reasons to visit: "phenomenal" St. Louis-style ribs and a lunch special including sandwich, side and drink for $7.49. Call 380-8455 for hours and more. Compiled by Matthew Schniper and Monika Mitchell Randall Send the word on new menus, upcoming special dinners or events, and general food-related news to

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