Saturday, October 24, 2015

2015 Denver International Wine Festival Discount Ticket Deal Blotter

The 2015 Denver International Wine Festival happens next week! 
The 11th edition will take place from Wednesday October 28 to Friday October 30, 2015…just in time for Hallowine! 

Wine Country Network has vowed to eliminate conducting promotions with deal sites like Groupon, Travelzoo and Amazon.Com. Instead they offer generous promotional incentives to serious folks who join the Denver International Wine Festival Newsletter list:

They also publish monthly incentives on the DIWF Facebook page:

DIWF Deal Blotter:
If you have been holding off and waiting for a deal, there are a couple of promotions that might entice you!

Pairsine Chefs Fine Food and Wine-October 29, 2015- Westword75
This event is like Iron Chefs meets really amazing wine. 11 top chefs will create 22 gourmet pairings. There will be more than 40 Gold Medal wines from the 2015 Denver International Wine Competition.

There is a new deal promotion with Westord.
Purchase 1 ticket for Pairsine: $100
Receive a General Admission Ticket For The Grand Tasting on 10/30- Value $75

So that’s two days at the Denver International Wine Festival for $100 bucks!

How to Order:

Click this link, which has the discount code pre-set.
Order the Two-day DIWF GA Package ($175 reg) for $100

Grand Tasting General Admission Ticket- Pay only $45
Enjoy 3 hours of wine tasting with limited food sampling.
Regular price: $75
Facebook special $30 discount
Pay $45

Visit the festival website for schedule, list of exhibitors and restaurants!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Burgundy Heavyweights Roll Into Denver on October 6, 2015 With A Rare Dinner at Mercantile

The 5th Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival officially happens October 22-25, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. But Brett Zimmerman, festival founder and Master Sommelier, welcomes two Burgundy heavyweights at a bucket-list level Burgundy wine dinner at Mercantile Dining and Provision (Union Square), Denver on Tuesday October 6th. This dinner is clearly the Denver first-taste of The Boulder Burgundy Festival.
Chef/Owner Alex Seidel has created a mouth-watering 5-course menu suitable for heads of state!

I am pinching myself with disbelief that I am one of the lucky 16 that will be enjoying this feast! Check out the menu below, which is being published for the first time on this blog. Check back next week for a review and photos of the dinner.

Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier

Wilson Daniels Presents

Domaine Leflaive and Olivier Bernstein Burgundy Wine Dinner
Thursday October 6, 2015
1701 Wynkoop Street, Suite 155, Denver, CO
6:30 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Start
Cuisine by Chef/Proprietor Alex Seidel

Presented by Jack Daniels of Wilson Daniels, Brett Zimmerman, Master Sommelier and owner of Boulder Wine Merchant, Brice de Morandiere, General Manager of Domaine Leflaive and Olivier Bernstein of Maison Olivier Bernstein

2002 Gosset Celebris

1st Course
Burgundian Escargot & Clams
Celert Root, Preserved Meyer Lemon, Green Apple

2013 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru "Le Clavoillon"
2013 Domaine Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru "Suos le Dos d'Åne"

2nd Course
Butter Poached Lobster
Coconut Panna Cotta, Roasted Beets, Toasted Almond, Pineapple

2013 Domaine Leflaive Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
"Les Pucelles"
2009 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

3rd Course
Lightly Smoked Squab Breast
Anson Mills Grits, Duck Fat Roasted Turnip, Blueberry Mustard Seed Demi

2013 Olivier Bernstein Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Lavrottes"
2013 Olivier Bernstein Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Cazetieres"

4th Course
Grilled Creekstone Strip Loin
Bone Marrow Agnolotti, Confit Sweetbreads, Black Truffle Vinaigrette

2013 Olivier Bernstein Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru
2013 Olivier Bernstein Chambertin Grand Cru

5th Course
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Sheepskyr Sorbet, Preserved Mission Fig, Honey, Farro, & Amaranth Cereal

2007 Royal Tokaji Essencia

Fare: $400 ++

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