6/13/12 Ticket sales have ENDED. We will NOT be able to accomodate people at the door as we are sold out and at capacity for this event.
Please mark your calendar for Saturday July 21, 2012 our next event
What: Premier Winemaker Event with Kevin Hall, Alexander Valley Vineyards Winemaker and Stewart Vandenberg Regional Manager at the Inverness Resort
UncorkedDenver.com, Denver's largest wine group for Young Professionals invites you to meet Kevin Hall, the award winning winemaker for Alexander Valley Vineyards for a wine and food pairing event featuring their highly rated estate wines and Cyrus. Mr. Hall will answer questions, and discuss specific characteristics of each of his hand crafted wines.
When: Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM
Where: Inverness Resort Denver Tech Center on the Patio overlooking the Golf Course (if weather is inclement we will be in one of the fabulous banquet rooms overlooking the golf course)
Address: 200 Inverness Drive West Englewood, Colorado 80112
Crowd: Mostly Young/Mid Professionals late 20's through 40's/early 50's (we will split tickets for females, males and couples to have a balanced social mix). Once a ticket type sells out, please get on the waitlist.
Dress: Business/Dressy Casual to Business/Dress to Impress
Cost: $29.99 includes tax and tip (Wine Party Only)
Directions and Parking: I-25 to Dry Creek exit, East on Dry Creek, turn right on Inverness Drive (outer road). The restaurant has FREE parking in front of the hotel and is a few blocks from the Light Rail to the Dry Creek Station (take the walkway over the I-25)
Wines and Food Pairing
Apertif/Reception Gewurz 2011 2011 Gewurztaminer is harvested exclusively from two small "organically certified" vineyards in Mendocino County Prior Vintages: 92 Points - Best Buy - Gold Medal: Beverage Testing Institute
With Food Pairings:
2010 Estate Chardonnay with Ancho Grilled Shrimp on Cucumber, Summer Peach Relish Double Gold - 2010 Sonoma Harvest Fair
2009 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot with Chilled Grilled Flank Steak on Blue Corn Pancake with Boursin Cream Cheese 91 points Beverage Testing Institute March 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon (estate Cab or Reserve Cab?)
2009 Sin Zin with Warm Chorizo and Potato Empanada Sin Zin is one of the most recognizable wines in the country. From the beginning Sin Zin was an elegant style of Zinfandel due to the region and winemaking style. AVV harvests grapes from throughout the Alexander Valley Prior Accolades: 93 points - BTI "A great, hedonistic and seamlessly balanced Zin for every occasion." Gold Medal - 2010 Sonoma Harvest Fair,
Gold Medal - 2011 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, Gold Medal - 2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with Braised Brisket on Crostini with Micro Arugula 2009 vintage had 90 points & Editors Choice Wine Enthusiast
CYRUS 2007 with Lamb Sate with Red Curry Palm Sugar Glaze 3 lots of Cabernet Sauvignon with exceptional concentration, purity & lush texture, two lots of Cabernet Franc with finesse & depth and one lot each of Merlot & Petit Verdot for vivid color and richness. After blending, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak to meld the flavors. Once bottled the wine was aged for an additional 14 months to develop into a seamless blend. 95 Points - Gold Medal - Best of Appellation California State Fair 2011, 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points - Gold Medal Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2011, 93 Points - Gold Medal Cellar Selection Beverage Testing Institute 2011, 91 Points Two Puffs Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines (this wine will have a smaller pour).
JOIN US FOR DINNER AFTER THE EVENT: Did you miss out on 5280 Restaurant Week? We have a DEAL for you.......BACA RESTAURANT-5 star at the Inverness has agreed to do a 5280 Restaurant week dinner for our group. 4 courses for $26.00 plus tax/tip Baca Restaurant Menu http://files.meetup.com/1344374/Baca%20Menu.docx You can also order off the menu. You can also order off their regular menu. The winemaker, Kevin Hall and Stewart Vandenberg Regional Manager will be joining us for dinner!
We expect to have 25-30 staying for dinner and we'll have several large tables for our group. Please email me through the email host function on eventbrite.
We also plan to have a drawing for a bottle of Alexander Valley Chardonnay and one Red Zinfindal
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. We are limiting this event to 100 attendees with a winemaker due to capcity of the room. Our events sell out quick!
About Alexander Valley Vineyards: Established in 1984, the Alexander Valley is one of Sonoma County's most distinguished wine-growing regions or AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). Situated in the northeastern corner of Sonoma County, the Alexander Valley runs 22 miles long and averages about 4 miles wide, effectively hosting 15,000 acres of quality grapes http://www.avvwine.com/
About Kevin Hall, Winemaker: http://www.avvwine.com/about_hall.html
About UncorkedDenver.com http://www.uncorkeddenver.com UncorkedDenver.com/Denver Wine Meetup is Denver's largest wine group for Young Professionals with over 1400 members. The group hosts monthly wine and food pairing "wine social events" for young professionals 20′s through 40′s at upscale restaurants. Our group is very friendly and it’s easy to make new friends!
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Get on the email list by going to http://www.denverwinesocial.com and joining the group
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Please note: We cannot refund "no shows" and folks who decided in the afternoon or after the event has commenced they cannot attend. Notifications the afternoon of the event for illness are too late for the organizer to refund as the headcount has been sent to the chef, it's too late to find waitlist people to take your ticket and the group is charged based on the headcount. If you are ill the morning of the event, please email immediately, before 9:00 am.
When & Where
Uncorked Denver, Denver Wine Meetup
Uncorked Denver hosts wine and culture “socials” for young professionals in Denver. Uncorked Dever events are for the individual who is looking to socialize over wine and make new friends in the process. Uncorked Denver events will focus on a handful of wines by region, varietals or a seasonal theme paired with food.