UncorkedDenver.com/Denver Wine Meetup is Denver’s largest wine group with over 1500 members hosting monthly wine and food pairing social events for young/mid professionals 20′s through 40′s/early 50′s at upscale restaurants. Our group is very friendly and it’s easy to make new friends!
We had a sold out crowd over 1 1/2 ago when we hosted Bill Whiting at the Warwick. He is the National Education Manager for Banfi and third generation Banfi so he travels between the US and Italy all the time. We will cap this event at 100 attendees and we will be indoors in a beautiful banquet room as it will be the most brutal part of the summer heat in July. Maggiano’s does a superb job at the food pairings that go with the Banfi wines.
What: Wine Party with Banfi Winery and their highly rated wines from Tuscany at Maggiano’s Downtown
Special Guest: National Education Manager Bill Whiting is flying in for this event. Bio: Bill Whiting – new bio 10-18-2011 BV
Winery Link: http://www.castellobanfi.com/
Where: Maggiano’s Downtown Denver – Denver 500 16th St Ste 150, Pavilions Mall Denver, CO 80202-4265 Phone: 303-260-7707 Parking in the Denver Pavilions Garage Light Rail To the 16th Street Mall and Shuttle to Glenarm
Crowd: Mostly GenX/Y Young/Mid Professionals mid/late 20′s through 40′s/early 50′s
When: Thursday July 25 2013 at 6:00 PM Please be prompt as we will be serving each wine and appetizer paired followed by dinner for members who stay for dinner
Cost: $ 28.99 includes tax and tip (Wine Party Only) http://banfi2-uncorkeddenver.eventbrite.com
Dress: Business/Dressy Casual to Business/Dress to Impress
Wines and Food Pairing: Wines are from the Banfi Castello Portfolio including wines from Tuscany, Piedmont and Prosecco (just north of Venice) We have 6 wines to sample and details coming soon.
Event Expectations: Our events are wine and food pairings, social mixer style (it’s not a sit down event….young people want to move around and mingle). We start off with a reception wine while we check folks in. The rest of the wines are paired with appetizers. We serve the pairing in order every 15-20 minutes so you want to be on time so you don’t miss a pairing. Usually after the second or third wine we stop and make announcements, introduce our guest and have a little education about the wines and the winery.
Sign Up for Dinner after our event! Our group will have a dinner deal with a large table held for our group. You may also join us and just have an item or dessert off the menu….we encourage you to stay and detox before hitting the road One of the best menus for restaurant week:
Please Note: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR/NO WALK UPS!….sorry but we will have to turn away anyone who doesn’t have an advance ticket as wine and food has been allotted based on the ticketed attendees and we do not handle money at the door for wine and food pairing events We expect 80-90 attendees with a wine manager flying in and it’s difficult to check folks in and handle money. Our events sell out quick! Please see the Denver Wine Meetup for the refund policy.
Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.
Capturing honor after prestigious honor, Castello Banfi is a constellation of single vineyards encompassing over three dozen varying subsoils. The estate is renowned for its clonal research that allows noble grape varieties to thrive in their optimal terroir, creating not only a consistently outstanding Brunello, but the ultimate expression of Montalcino Super Tuscans.
A little about the Banfi relationship with Denver Colorado and DU: The Banfi Vintners Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Banfi Vintners. Encouraged by their success in business, the Mariani family established the Banfi Foundation and from its earnings contributes to leading national charities and higher education through scholarships, fellowships and grants-in-aid.
Each year, the Banfi Vintners Foundation provides scholarships for one faculty member and one student from fewer than one dozen hospitality programs in the country. Participants travel to Italy to study Italian wine and food culture. 2013 will mark the 12th year that the University of Denver’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management (KSHM), at the Daniels College of Business has participated in the Banfi program.
About our events: Denver Wine Meetup/UncorkedDenver.com events are a unique opportunity to socialize with other young/mid professionals and make new friends over at a wine and food pairing, with select wines paired with appetizers, sometimes with the winemaker visiting.
Our events differ from the many “happy hours” in a bar groups around Denver and high priced wine organizations, distributor/festival type events as the events are a wine social with the opportunity to meet a winemaker or wine manager and focus on learning about a winery and/or a varietal. Our events provide members a unique wine and culinary pairing event with the aspect of a social mixer at an affordable price. Although our events are not “singles” events, we try to keep an even split of males, females and couples at our events.
Please note: Our party area will be private (and blocked from the public) and we will turn away folks who do not have a ticket as we must provide the headcount to the chef and winemaker. This event will be limited to 100 attendees due to space
Refund Policy http://www.meetup.com/denverwine/pages/Payment_and_Refund_Policy/
UncorkedDenver.com in the news:
Kirk Montgomery talked about the wine and food pairing event with UncorkedDenver.com and showcasing Gauchezco wines and Second Home for a few minutes on 9news.com on June 10 in the E-block: http://www.9news.com/video/987480113001/50255257001/061111-Kirk-and-The-E-Block
Lisa Snyder with LIVE with Lisa interviewd Eric Anesi with Gauchezco Vineyards, and Stacey with UncorkedDenver.com on June 11 and gave away bottles of Gauchezco on the air along with a giveway of a gift certificate for Second Home. You can listen to the show on 1510AM and FM 93.7 on Saturday at 9:00am The archive of the interview is at: http://livewithlisa1510.com/archives.html Click on June 11 to hear our interview with LIVE with Lisa!
See the media coverage from the recent Hess Event at Strings on January 26, 2011 http://www.uncorkeddenver.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/1102-Beverage-Analyst-Hess.pdf
View Photos from recent wine parties:
Tour of Europe Wine Party at Rialto Cafe http://www.meetup.com/denverwine/photos/4491792/
Gaucho Wine Party at Second Home/JW Marriott with Eric Anesi Gauchezco Vineyards http://www.meetup.com/denverwine/photos/1892621/
Piedmont Wine Party at Russo’s May 10, 2011 with Massimo Bracco of Sartirano Vineyards http://www.meetup.com/denverwine/photos/1426441/
Rodney Strong Vineyards at Inverness April 2011 with winemaker Rick Sayre
Hess Collection Wine Party at Strings Jan 2011 with winemaker Dave Guffy http://www.meetup.com/denverwine/photos/1239730/
Bronwyn Long talks about Uncorked Denver in the Colorado Wine Examiner
Video of Our Winemaker Events:
Kevin Hall and Stewart Vandenberg talk about Alexander Valley Vineyards at Inverness Resort June 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=587McFkz6OA&feature=youtu.be
Paul Clifton, Hahn Winemaker talks about the winery at a recent UncorkedDenver.com event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9mLVeirU3k&feature=youtu.be
Ryan Waltz with Don and Son’s Portfolio May 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvf_nBq5_w8&feature=relmfu
Steve Jacobs with Eagle Vale Vineyards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzSY2klOCQ8&feature=youtu.be Part 2 http://youtu.be/MBc_Nt5BtxI and James Mazzio Chef/Owner cooking demo http://youtu.be/j0aeP8OoXDU