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October 3, 2012
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The Liquor Shop now offers wine tasting

It's never too late to put a twist on a classic cocktail.

That's why Michelle Nestor and her husband decided to open The Liquor Shop Inc. at 600 Bertroch Lane in Gypsum, near the Highway 6 Shop and Interstate 70 interchange.

That makes four such stores that are currently open in Gypsum. Nestor said The Liquor Shop offers something unique, though.

"We have all kinds of fun stuff, not just beer, whiskey and wine," Nestor said.

To prove it, the store will have its first wine tasting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Thursday starting tonight.

The tastings will complement the store's chilled wine room.

"Our main goal is selection and competitive prices," Nestor said. "You don't have to go to Denver for something because we can get it here."

Nestor pointed to some wines that customers had been going to Denver to get and she now sells them at a slightly cheaper price. The message is if there's something you want to see in her store, just ask and she'll look into it.

"A lot of the stuff we carry comes from Colorado," she said. "We have beer from Bonfire Brewing in Eagle and soon we'll also have beer from Crazy Mountain Brewing in Edwards."

The Liquor Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The store can be reached at 524-WINE (9463).

There are also daily weekday specials. Mary Mondays feature 10 percent off all vodka, which is "perfect for bloody marys." Then there is Tequila Tuesdays, Whisky Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays. The latter is 10 percent off all wine. The Fireball Friday special is a shooter of Fireball for one penny with any purchase over $40.

To learn more about The Liquor Shop, visit its Facebook page.

"We try to have the coldest beer, the best selection and the best prices," Nestor said.

As for the fun stuff she mentioned, Nestor points to products like Adult Strawberry Milk, Loopy Vodka (Fruit Loop flavored) and Motherlode Bloody Mary Mix. There are also things like magnetic beer Koozies and Koozies for bottles of Jägermeister.

Like the building, Nestor's family has been in Gypsum for a long time.

"The building was originally an upholstery shop and it's been a beauty shop and a sewing shop," she said. "We own it and were using it for storage for a while. The plumbing business has been slow lately and we needed jobs so we thought we'd try the liquor business."

Counting herself, Nestor said the store created eight jobs.

"It's been fun and interesting to learn the business," she said.

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