Early Holiday Wine Party For Young/Mid Professionals at Rialto Cafe Gallery Featuring Wines From Europe. This is our "Cocktail Dress/Semi Formal" party in Rialto's Gallery featuring local artists. We'll tour wines from several European countries paired with appetizers. We expect 120-130 attendees (last year we limited the event to 130 who attended) 11/7/11 70% of the tickets have been sold!
PLEASE INVITE YOUR MALE FRIENDS. We will cut off ticket sales to ladies once we reach a maximum and then will require a male ticket purchase to release a ticket so we have a "balanced" crowd.
Crowd: Young/Mid Professionals (20's through 40's/early 50's)
When: Saturday November 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Time: 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Wine Party (please be prompt as we will be serving each wine and appetizer paired) followed by dinner on the Mezzanine for members who stay for dinner.
Where: Rialto Cafe (in the Gallery) 934 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202 on the 16th Street Mall
Cost: $31.99 includes tax and tip (Wine Party Only)
Dress: Party Dress/Semi-Formal This is your chance to dress up in early holiday sparkle, satin, etc. the little black dress and guys in suit and tie or jacket.
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 expect over 120 attendees (we had 130 at last year's event) and it's difficult to check folks in and handle money. Please see the Denver Wine Meetup for the refund policy.
Wines and Food Pairing: European wines paired with appetizers: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Portugal and Hungary!
VAZA CONSECHA TEMPRANILLO SPAIN
SEQURA VIUDAS BRUT SPAIN
BOUCHARD AINE & FILS CHARDONNAY FRANCE
ERIC MONTINTIN SAUVIGNON BLANC FRANCE
SCHLOSS VOLLARDS RIESLING GERMANY
ALTA LUNA PHASES ITALY
FUEDO MACCARI RENOTO NERO D'AVLOA ITALY
VOVETI PROSECCO ITALY
TAYLOR 10 YEAR TAWNY PORT PORTUGAL
NIMROD KOVACS RHAPSODY (Bordeaux Style Blend) HUNGARY
Prosciutto, mozzarella and basil in a Parmesan crisp
Bacon wrapped scallop with mango chutney and basil aioli
Crisp asparagus rolls and Romano wrapped in phyllo dough
Duck torchon seared duck breast, caramelized shallots, blueberry compote and lemon zest on crostini
Chantilly strawberries in tart shell-chantilly whip cream and strawberries
Dinner on the Mezzanine at Rialto (after the wine party On a Saturday night, 70% of our group will stay for dinner. Take the conversation further and enjoy the special deal for our group. Special three course meal for $25.00! This is not part of the wine tasting ticket. You will pay the restaurant directly.
Sample Dinner Menu for 3 Course Deal http://www.rialtocafe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Prefixe-Menu2.pdf
Door Prizes! To celebrate the upcoming holidays, we'll have a variety of cool door prizes and want to thank our door prize sponsors:
-One certificate to Rialto Cafe http://www.rialtocafe.com
-Two $75.00 gift certificates for Cabot Cheese of Vermont gift boxes (includes shipping). Please check their website for affordable personal and corporate gifts this holiday season. https://www.shopcabot.com/products/?by=category&catID=2
-Two bottles of 90+ rated wine from Beverage Distributors, Chile and Argentina
-Cool wine glasses and other fun items!
Parking: Discounted parking with the parking garage directly across the street from Rialto Café. The entrance to the 16th Street Center Parking garage is located on Champa street between 16th and 17th on the right hand side. Members can purchase a parking pass from Rialto for $3. This is discounted from the normal price of $6.
Light Rail: to 16th and Stout
Hotel: If you are traveling into Denver or are concerned about drinking and driving, there is a special rate next door at the Courtyard Marriott. Please BOOK NOW at [masked] (you can cancel a few days prior) to guarantee the "Take the Elevator Home" Rate of $79.00 plus 14.85% hotel tax. Their parking garage is $26.00 for overnight parking (valet). The Residence Inn 17th and Champa [masked]http://www.marriott.c... is also part of this chain and offers the Take the Elevator Home" Rate at their property for $89.00 plus 14.85% hotel tax. This includes a hot buffet breakfast in the morning. Their overnight parking is $20.00 Most of the other locations nearby are $140-300 a night. Please note this is a Broncos weekend and a convention is in town. This will affect occupancy and these rates will go away once they reach a certain occupancy level.
We are partnering with a global organization called Global Action, The Dream Project, who along with ministry teaches women in the Ukraine desperately needed skills for their future (to keep them out of human trafficking) along with an orphanage that has a wonderful summer youth camp. We are partnering so we can provide an opportunity for you to learn about the organization along with helping our group obtain some partner discounts/donations of additional wines for the event.
Please note that our group will not have another event until January 2012 as there are already too many holiday parties and folks skiing the first 2 weeks of December. We have a special event with an incredible dinner deal after the wine party so sign up now!
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.