Oct 242011

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The Denver International Wine Festival is a must for Colorado Wine Lovers. Bigger & Better this year! The Chefs Food & Wine Competition on Thursday is like none other, giving you the chance to pair award winning wines with delicious dishes from the best chefs in the Denver area. The Grand Tasting on Friday offers over 400 wines from the US and abroad. We love the “Zin Zone,” sponsored by ZAP will showcase Zinfandels from 12 different producers. Don’t miss out on the guided Vertical Tastings by Chris Avery of Jordan Winery and meet Andrew Quady, The Muscat King Moscato, for Surrender to the Sweet.

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Press Release:

Wine Country Network, Inc, producer of the 7th annual Denver International Wine Festival presented by Key Private Bank, has announced a major expansion for this year. The festival is moving to The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base. The main hangar floor space offers over 44,000 square feet of open event space surrounded by an extensive collection of historical aircraft and aerospace exhibits.

The 2011 Pairsine-Denver Chefs Food & Wine Pairing Competition (Formerly The Taste Of Elegance) takes place on Thursday November 3, 2011 from 6 to 9pm. This delicious event will be hosted by Top Chef Season 5 Winner Hosea Rosenberg. More than 15 Colorado Chefs will compete to create 30 custom-paired dishes with the gold medal winning wines from The Denver International Wine Competition. A prestigious panel of food industry judges and all consumer attendees will vote for the Best Chef, Most Creative and People’s Choice Chef Awards. New for 2011 is an early-access VIP ticket benefiting the Eat Denver Independent Restaurant Association.

Denver’s premier International Wine & Food Grand Tasting on Friday November 4, 2011, showcases more than 400 International wines from 18 countries. A “Zin Zone” sponsored by ZAP will showcase Zinfandel from 12 different producers. Other beverages include selected spirits, Sake, and a Belgium Beer Garden featuring food samplings and cooking demonstrations featuring the latest Thermador Kitchen Appliances by Belgium Chef Daniel Joly of Mirabelle, Beaver Creek, paired with Stella Artois, Hoegaarden and Leffe beers, served in their custom glassware. There will also be food samplings, produce and food products by Colorado Proud producers and Wisconsin Cheese, exhibits by Luxury Travel Destinations, Lifestyle products, fine art and wine paraphernalia. Several food vendors will also offer food for sale.

A portion of ticket sales and 100% of all auction proceeds benefit The Foundation For Sight and Sound‘s Help America Hear Program.

Tickets now on sale at Denverwinefest.com


Pairsine/ Taste Of Elegance Chefs Food & Wine Competition
Thursday November 3, 2011
Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, CO
VIP Access: 4:30 to 9:00pm Tickets: $175
General Admission: 6 to 9pm Tickets: $100


  • Paul C. Reilly- Encore on Colfax
  • Geoffrey Groditski- The Fort
  • Robert N. Corey- 12 Seasons
  • Tim Payne- Terroir Restaurant
  • Elise Wiggins- Panzano
  • Daniel Joly-Restaurant Mirabelle
  • David Oliveri- Farraddays’ Isle Casino Black Hawk
  • Daniel Asher- Root Down & Linger
  • Matt Mine- The Oceanaire Seafood Room
  • Joseph Hsu-Simms Steak House
  • David Harker & Mario Clapes- The Meritage at The Omni Interlocken Resort
  • Michael Long-Aria Restaurant
  • Lon Symensma-Cholon Modern Asian Bistro
  • Jensen Cummings-Row 14
  • Will Cisa-The Corner Office Restaurant & Martini Bar
  • Jeff Bolton-Second Home Restaurant & Bar
  • Jeremy Thomas- Le Grand ­ Bistro & Oyster Bar

Grand Tasting Of International Wine & Food
Friday November 4, 2011
Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, CO
VIP Access: 2:00 to 9:00pm Tickets: $150
General Admission: 5 to 9pm Tickets: $ 85

*Trade & Media Only: 4 to 5pm- Free admission
*Trade & Media Access: 5 to 9pm- Free admission
* Pre registration required


  • Educational Seminars 45-60 minute educational programs / Guided tastings provided by top Experts in their fields Friday November 4, 2011, 2 to 7pm Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver Note: Seminar admission requires a ticket to The Grand Tasting.
  • Cheese 101- Liz Thorpe, VP of Murray’s Cheese
    2 to 3pm: $30
  • Jordan Vertical Tasting by Chris Avery
    3 to 4pm: $40
  • Hungary’s Wine Evolution by Nimród Kovács
    5 to 6pm: $40
  • Grand Cru Beer by Keith Villa of Blue Moon Brewing
    6 to 7pm: $30
  • Moscato, Surrender to the Sweet, By Andrew Quady, The Muscat King
    7 to 8pm: $30

  3 Responses to “Denver International Wine Festival – November 2-5, 2011”

  1. I hope everyone enjoyed this great event…put it on your schedule for 2012!

  2. The wine festival will be fantastic! I’m visiting Denver this weekend, and can’t wait for the fun :)

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