This week, Pat Tully has another guest who knows a thing or two about live events, and even more about wine. Noble Riot co-founder, natural winemaker, and Denver’s own, Troy Bowen.

In 2005, Troy was working as a touring stage manager, and when he was back home in Long Island City, he worked at a local cafe. The owner of that cafe later opened a wine store, and bought Troy in to work there. This is where he gained his love for small production, organic, natural winemaking. Working at this small wine shop allowed Tony to build up his knowledge on the winemaking processes that would help him grow into the winemaker he is today.

His appreciation and love for wine continued to grow, until finally, Troy set out on his own. Troy, a member of the Sommelier Society of America, started Noble Riot Wine Bar in Denver, Colorado. Troy and his team are very proud that Noble Riot has become a great success, and a staple of the Colorado wine scene. It all started with Troy’s passion and dedication to his craft, and a resiliency and desire to not cheat the process. His mission to bring organic, quality wine to his customers is inspiring.

Making and selling wine aren’t the only things that Troy has going on these days. He is the co-founder of Colorado Natural Wine Week, an event that he feels will make a big comeback in 2021, post COVID-19. Noble Riot is going strong after making adjustments during the global pandemic. They’ve added outdoor dining, and are looking to do more virtual wine tastings in the near future. So, if you are in the Denver area and need a break, you can either order your wine to-go, or you can safely enjoy a glass on their socially distant patio.

Pat and Troy share some awesome stories about visiting vineyards across the United States, their favorite wines, and thoughts about the term, “oenophile”. You do not want to miss this one. Having a glass of wine while you watch or listen is definitely encouraged!

“My idea is that wine shouldn’t be, (always) something that is a processed food item.” - Troy Bowen

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