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2013 Denver International Wine Festival- November 6 to 10, 2013
The 9th Annual Denver International Wine Festival is the premier wine and food festival in the Rocky Mountains, showcasing more than 400 international wines from 18 countries! This incredible event also features selected premium spirits, sake, craft beer, and a Belgium Beer Garden complete with gourmet food samplings expertly paired with famous Belgium beers, served in their custom glassware. Attendees enjoy a multitude of delectable food and wine tastings, fresh produce, gourmet food products, wine accessories, fine art, and exhibits by luxury travel destinations.
The DIWF is pleased to continue its partnership with Riedel Crystal, using Riedel and Spiegelau glassware exclusively. In addition, VIP guests may attend a Riedel Vinum XL Glass Tasting seminar that includes a souvenir Riedel glass.
The festival’s first event is The Grand Vintners Dinner (Wednesday 11/06). This multi-course winemakers dinner will feature a prominent wine producer or wine region (t/b/d). Past featured hosts have been Banfi Vintners, Silver Oak Cellars, The Loire Valley Wine Bureau, Van Ruiten Family Winery and the Vins de Pays of Côtes de Thongue.
Our signature culinary event, Pairsine Chef’s Food and Wine Pairing Competition (Thursday 11/07) pairs Gold Medal wines from The Denver International Wine Competition with inventive cuisine prepared by some of America's most creative chefs. Our 2013 edition will feature guest chef John Moeller, a member of the elite corps of chefs who have served in the White House preparing très soigné cuisine for Presidents, First Families, and their guests. Chef Moeller served three First Families in the White House from 1992 until 2005. He is noted for his trademark use of fresh, healthy ingredients in dishes inspired by his classical French training with an American twist.
While the event is sometimes referred to as "Iron Chef ™ “meets wine, participating chefs have no secret ingredient to cook. Their challenge is to create two spectacular wine pairings with just one week’s notice! They are assigned two Gold Medal wines (one white and one red) one week before the competition to taste and develop their custom paired dishes. Bravo TV’s Top Chef Season 5 Winner Hosea Rosenberg is a three-time Champion of The Taste of Elegance (2006, 2007, and 2008) and was our celebrity judge in 2009 and 2010.
Genera Admission Tickets: $100
New! Pairsine Deluxe Tickets: $135
Includes signed copy of "Dining at The White House by Chef John Moeller!
Event times: 6-9pm
The Grand Tasting of International Wines and Food (Friday 11/08) is the regions largest tasting event for consumers, media and trade. More than 60 wineries, breweries and distilleries will showcase their products. VIP ticket holders gain two-hour early access, exclusive entrance to the VIP lounge with chef station, rare beverages and complimentary admission to educational seminars and guided tastings. This year’s seminars will include:Belgian Beer 101, By Michael Kelley of Stella Artois, Magnificent Cheese Pairings by Barrie Lynn ~The Cheese Impresario, Champagne Styles by Madeleine DeJean, Reidel Vinum XL Glass Tasting Seminar (VIP Deluxe)
VIP Deluxe Tickets:$215.00 (Limit 60)
VIP Tickets: $150.00 (limit 100)
Event Times: 4-9pm
General Admission Tickets: $95
Event Times: 6-9pm
VIP Tour of the Front Range Wineries (Saturday 11/09) Hosted by Christopher Davies, Editor-in Chief of Wine Country International Magazine. Christopher is the co-founder of Wine Country Network & Long Island Wine Country.COM, a NY based tour company. In 2010, Long Island Wine Country.com was named "One of The Top Ten Tour Wine Tours in The World" by Travel & Leisure Magazine. This tour will visit three front range Colorado wineries and a distillery. Special co-hosts Barrie Lynn~ The Cheese Impresario will create cheese pairings during the day. Capacity: 40 guests
Event Times: 9:30am to 4pm
Julia Child Tribute Champagne Luncheon (Sunday 11/10). This year we are introducing an intimate Champagne Luncheon and Sabering Demonstration, featuring Julia Child's All-American menu paired with selections from the great Champagne houses known famously throughout the world. Special Guest Host Madeleine de Jean, former Brand Ambassador for Château Mumm and friend of Julia Child will lead the afternoon activities with a Sabering demonstration and stories of Julia’s love of food and Champagne. Ladies should wear something Julia-esque, or come prepared to say something in her voice. The best Julia Child impersonator will win a special prize!
A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit The Julia Child Foundation
Capacity: 60 guests
Event Times: 12 to 2:30pm
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Wine Country Network, Inc
Wine Country Network, Inc. is a multi-platform media and event company dedicated to wine, beer, spirits, food and travel. It publishes Wine Country International® Magazine, a fully digital magazine available through Issuu, the world’s leading digital publishing platform.
It also hosts a radio show at www.twcradio.com, and throughout the year organizes several professional beverage competitions, as well as the Denver International Wine Festival and the Pairsine Chefs Food and Beverage Pairing Competitions.