2018 DENVER INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTVIAL
2018 SEMINARS AND GUIDED TASTINGS


VIP Ticket Holders are entitled to attend up to 2 *complimentary educational seminars based on availability. Note: Seminars are limited to 60 guests and last 45 minutes.

VIP Ticket Seminars 2pm to 6pm


DIWF 2018 Educational Series
Friday, November 2, 2018, 3:15 to 7 pm
Denver Marriott Westminster

VIP Attendees may register for up to 2 seminars for free. Registration begins on October 22, 2018. All VIP attendees will be sent an email with a link to our registration page with a code to register for free. Seminars and guided tastings are limited to just 60 attendees. Register early!



Session One: 3:15 to 4:00pm
Rosé Wine In The Winter?
By Christopher J. Davies, Co-Founder of Wine Country International Magazine
With special guest: Former White House Chef and Author, John Moeller

Yes! Why not enjoy Rosé all year long?
Did you know that the French now drink more Rosé than white wines?
Today’s Rosé is dry to bone dry in style and are incredibly versatile in pairing with just about any foods.

Enjoy a tasting of the top winning Rosé from the 2018 Drink Pink Vino International Rosé Wine Competition.
Cost: $30
Fee waived for VIP Ticket Holders (Promo code required)

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Session Two: 4:15pm to 5pm
Ledson Winery Cab Vertical Tasting
By Mark Thomas, Wine Club Director, Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Ledson Winery & Vineyards is located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, a short one-hour drive north of San Francisco. Emerging like a gothic blast from the past out of acres of rolling vineyards and pastoral calm, the 16,000 square foot French Normandy winery is known as "The Castle" around the world.

Ledson specializes in small varietal lots that reflect the genuine diversity of their select vineyards and appellations. Ledson wines are sold exclusively at the winery in Kenwood, online, and at the Ledson Hotel in Sonoma.

Attendees will enjoy a rare vertical tasting of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley.
Cost: $30
Fee waived for VIP Ticket Holders (Promo code required)
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Session Three: 5:15 to 6 pm
Discovering Primitivo From Southern Italy
By Adriano Pasculli de Angelis, Consorzio di Tutela del Primitivo.

Zinfandel is considered to be a big red American grape. DNA traces its roots to Croatia and Italy. Primitivo is Zins “Brother ” from Southern Italy. Manduria, Italy is the epicenter for Primitivo, located at the heel of the boot. It has one of the warmest growing conditions in Southern Italy's Apulia region. The region is also responsible for producing 40% of Italy’s Olive Oil.

Enjoy a guided tasting of in your face, Big Red, Super Ripe Primitivo’s from Italy’s Puglia region. The presentation will be lead by the Director of Consorzio di Tutela del Primitivo, featuring wines that are now available or will soon be available in the US.
Cost: $30
Fee waived for VIP Ticket Holders(Promo code required)
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Session Four: 6:15 to 7pm
Torres Brandy Guided Tasting
By Adriana Soley, Spirits Manager for Familia Torres

Spanish Brandy has a long tradition dating back to the 13th Century. Torres brandies are made with the utmost respect for tradition and begin their life as traditional and international white grape varieties. Attendees will enjoy an entertaining seminar covering Spanish brandy history, the brandy making process and a guided tasting of 3 different Torres brandy expressions; Torres 15, Torres 20 and Jaime I. The seminar concludes with a tasting of two classic brandy cocktails will be: Old fashioned and Sidecar.

Spanish Brandy has a long tradition dating back to the 13th Century. Torres brandies are made with the utmost respect for tradition and begin their life as traditional and international white grape varieties. Attendees will enjoy an entertaining seminar covering Spanish brandy history, the brandy making process and a guided tasting of 3 different Torres brandy expressions; Torres 15, Torres 20 and Jaime I. The seminar concludes with a tasting of two classic brandy cocktails will be: Old fashioned and Sidecar.

Cost: $30
Fee waived for VIP Ticket Holders (Promo code required)
Register Now!
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