SIGNUP NOW and invite your friends for our Summer wine party at Chinook Tavern with Aurelie Botton, National Trade and Wine Education Manager Chateau de Sancerre (France) and Lapostolle Wines (Chile), a part of the Moet Hennessey Portfolio of wineries. We will be tasting wines from both of these vineyards. Please see the highly rated wines with the food pairing listed below.
Event Link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/denverwine/events/23697741/
What: Aurelie Botton, who will be visiting the Moet Hennessey Group's Wine Division will be talking about these wineries, the different styles of "old world" France and "new world" Chile.
We will have the first wine and food pairing party at the NEW Chinook Tavern, just off the light rail in the DTC across from the Palazzo and the Landmark. I had the grand tour and it's ten times the original Chinook, a beautiful interior.
When: Wednesday August 10, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Where: Chinook Chinook Tavern 6830 S Fiddlers Green Circle Englewood, CO 80111 DTC Orchard stop, just up the stairs from the light rail stop! http://chinookdenver.com/
Crowd: Mostly Young/Mid Professionals late 20's through late 40's/ early 50's
Cost: $27.99 includes tax and tip Payment Link http://uncorked-den-chinook.eventbrite.com (All tickets are advance payment only!)
Dress: Business/Dressy Casual to Business/Dress to Impress
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2007 Chile 91 Wine Specatator, 90 Wine Enthusiast
Lapostolle Casa Carmenere 2009 Chile (This is a new release-2008 had a Wine Enthusiast rating of 91)
Nice article in Food and Wine Magazine Online: http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/red-hot-chile
Chateau Sancerre Rouge 2007 Pinot Noir Sancerre France
Château de Sancerre Blanc 2009 Sancerre France (New Release-2008 Wine Spectator 88)
This is a really good article about Chateau Sancerre http://awinestory.com/2010/04/2716.html
Wine and Food Pairing:
Chateau Sancerre, Sauvignon Blanc, France Paired with ~ Almond Crusted Shrimp Cakes Roasted sweet red pepper sauce and micro greens
Chateau de Sancerre rouge Pinot Noir 2007, France Paired with ~ Classic Veal Jaeger Schnitzel Spaetzle, and wild mushroom cream sauce
Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2007, Chile Paired with ~ Grilled Kobe Tri Tip Steak Balsamic marinated, with demi glace, heirloom tomatoes, asparagus and Grbmolata
Casa Carmenere 2009, Chile Paired with ~ Duck Confit Pizza Sake hoisin glaze, port wine poached pears, scallions, hot pepper drizzle and brie
This event will sell out as with our guest, two wineries (New World and Old World) and everyone wants to check out the new Chinook!
Dinner after our event: We will have a group staying for dinner after the event, usually 20-30 people. Please RSVP on eventbrite for this portion of the event so we can get a headcount for staffing. We are working with the chef to set up a dinner special and of course Second Home's bar area will be open after the event. We encourage you to stay and order a sandwich, appetizer or dessert if you want to and detox.
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 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 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.
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.
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.