Saturday, November 16, 2013
Champagne Rising At The 2013 Denver International Wine Festival
The 9th Annual Denver International Wine Festival was our best ever!
Wine loving ticket holders booked 167 rooms on Friday November 8th enthusiastically supporting the move of venue to the luxurious, Four-Diamond, award-winning Omni Interlocken in Broomfield. All ticket events were sold-out in advance.
The five day festival stepped-up the focus on wine education and culinary greatness.
Three educational seminars were moderated by Brandon Tebbe, Master Sommelier. Seminars included :
Artisanal Cheese & Wine Pairing Adventure Seminar by: Barrie Lynn – The Cheese Impresario and Mike Andrews of Coyote Canyon Winery
Champagne Styles by Madeleine de Jean, “Madam Champagne”.
Riedel Vinum XL Glass Tasting by Price Kitchem, National Sales Manager, Riedel Crystal America
A 4th seminar was presented by The International Wine Guild
Wine and Food Pairing Seminar
Instructor: Claude Robbins, GWM, MWE
The stars of this year’s festival included former White House chef John Moeller and “Madam Champagne” who helped wine lovers expand their knowledge of Champagne.
The final event, The Julia Child Champagne Tribute Luncheon delighted attendees with 6 different amazing champagnes from G.H Mumm, Gosset and Taittinger, backed up with a delicious redux of Julia Child’s own Champagne Picnic Lunch menu (Sans Aspen Food & Wine Classic). See menu here: http://denverwinefest.com/juliachild.html
Attendees enjoyed watching Madam Champagne teach Omni Executive Chef Mario Clapes how to saber a bottle of Champagne nearby an empty chair that was dedicated to Julia Child. Ladies participated in the fun by speaking in Julia’s voice!
The 10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival returns to the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, November 20 to 22, 2014. www.denverwinefest.com