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Announcing: 3rd Annual Taste of Europe Wine Party/Fundraiser Sat Nov 17 for Sense of Security. Check Out Taste of GV and DIWF

From: Stacey
Sent on: Sunday, October 14, 2012 10:57 AM

Denver Happy Hour members:
We are please to announce our Primo event for 2013 with, Pre-Holiday Wine Party: Third Annual Tour of Europe Saturday Night November 17, 2012 and are proud to be raising money this year for Sense of Security, a 501c that raises money for ladies going through breast cancer treatment.

It's our last event for 2013 and we have sold out the last two years in advance of the event so you want to get your tickets early.

  • This is our "Cocktail Dress/Semi Formal" party in Rialto's Gallery featuring local artists. We'll tour wines from several European countries paired with appetizers. We expect[masked] attendees

Our ticket price is a few dollars more than last year due to:

  • Trade style setup with "country tables" and more wines: We will have 25-30 wines from some of the top European wineries with some of the importers in attendance.
  • Fabulous door prizes-Over 20 chances to win!
  • Fundraiser for Sense of Security (A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Sense of Security which helps Breast Cancer patients going through treatment pay their everyday bills while they can't work.
  • A great opportunity to shop for holiday party/hostess gifts and gifts for your clients and staff.


Also, since we don't have another event for one month, lease check out the Taste of Greenwood Village on October 15, Monday Night football, RNDC portfolio and light rail next to the Doubletree and the Parisiene Chef's Pairing and Grand Tasting at the Denver International Wine Festival the 8th and 9th of November, details below.

Photos from the Yalumba Winery event are posted at:



This is our primo event to end 2012!

What: Pre-Holiday Wine Party at Rialto Cafe Gallery-Third Annual Tour of Europe Featuring Wines From Europe and Fundraiser For Sense of Security

When: Saturday November 17, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Wine Party We are extending the time frame of the event as we have a large number of wines to sample. Appetizers will be paired with a 5-6 of the wines.

Where: Rialto Cafe (in the Gallery)[masked]th Street, Denver, CO 80202 on the 16th Street Mall

Cost: $38.00 includes tax and tip (Wine Party Only) Eventbrite - 3rd Annual Tour of Europe: Pre Holiday Wine Party at Rialto Cafe (the price is just a few dollars more than last year's pre-holiday party to raise money for Sense of Security-Please help us to provide funds to help ladies going through treatment pay their everyday bills while they can't work)

Crowd: Young/Mid Professionals (20's through 40's/early 50's)

Dress: Party Dress/Semi-Formal This is your chance to dress up in early holiday sparkle, satin, etc. the little black dress and guys in suit and tie or jacket.

Please Note: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR/NO WALK UPS!....sorry but we will have to turn away anyone who doesn't have an advance ticket as wine and food has been allotted based on the ticketed attendees and we do not handle money at the door. We expect over 120 attendees (we had 130 at last year's event) and it's difficult to check folks in and handle money. Please see the Denver Wine Meetup for the refund policy.

Wines and Food Pairing: European wines paired with appetizers: France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal!


Huge List Coming Soon!

Food Pairing

Appetizers will be paired with 5-6 of the wines. We will be presenting over 25 wines at this event. Coming Soon!

Dinner on the Mezzanine at Rialto (after the wine party On a Saturday night at 7:30pm, 50% of our group will stay for dinner. Take the conversation further and enjoy the special deal for our group. Special three course meal for $25.00! And you may also order off thier menu. This is not part of the wine tasting ticket. You will pay the restaurant directly.

Sample Dinner Menu for 3 Course Deal

Door Prizes! To celebrate the upcoming holidays, we'll have a variety of cool door prizes and want to thank our door prize sponsors:

  • One certificate to Rialto Cafe
  • One bottle of 90+ rated wine from Buried Cane Chardonnay from Middleton Family Wineries
  • 2 sets of Food Network Wine Glasses (4 stems)
  • One set of Food Network Carafe and Wine Glass set (carafe and 2 stems)
  • 3 Food Network Wine Accessories sets
  • Wine bottle stoppers from Houdini
  • Other door prizes to come

Parking: Discounted parking with the parking garage directly across the street from Rialto Café. The entrance to the 16th Street Center Parking garage is located on Champa street between 16th and 17th on the right hand side. Members can purchase a parking pass from Rialto for $4. This is discounted from the normal price of $6.

Light Rail: to 16th and Stout

Hotel: If you are traveling into Denver or are concerned about drinking and driving, there is a special rate next door at the Courtyard Marriott. Please BOOK NOW at [masked] (you can cancel a few days prior) to guarantee the "Take the Elevator Home" Rate of $79.00 plus 14.85% hotel tax. Their parking garage is $26.00 for overnight parking (valet). The Residence Inn 17th and Champa [masked] is also part of this chain and offers the Take the Elevator Home" Rate at their property for $89.00 plus 14.85% hotel tax. This includes a hot buffet breakfast in the morning. Their overnight parking is $20.00 Most of the other locations nearby are $[masked] a night. Please note this is a Broncos weekend and a convention is in town. This will affect occupancy and these rates will go away once they reach a certain occupancy level.


We are partnering with a global organization called Sense of Security We are partnering so we can provide an opportunity for you to learn about the organization. Our charity for the pre-holiday event is Sense of Security which provides a sense of security from financial hardship and enhance the quality of life for Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment. Sense of Security has served more than 850 Colorado breast cancer patients while in treatment by providing over $1.4 million towards housing, utilities, groceries, transportation, COBRA or insurance premiums and other basic living expenses over the last 12 years. Sense of Security has served grantees from 48 Colorado counties statewide.

Please note that our group will not have another event until January 2013 as there are already too many holiday parties and folks skiing the first 2 weeks of December. We have a special event with an incredible dinner deal after the wine party so sign up now!



Upcoming/Mark Your Calendar:

Taste of Greenwood Village Monday October 15, 2012: Join your friends, and enjoy your own away game Skybox experience for Monday Night Football when the Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers in San Diego. Come celebrate and cheer with catering provided by 40 of the best restaurants in South Denver with an evening of exquisite food and outstanding wines from Republic National. There will be large screen TVs broadcasting the Broncos vs. Chargers game, football themed contests and events and an outdoor pool party complete with specialty liquors and cigars. Come get your game on! THE BOX SUITE $35 each or 2 for $50 advance purchase - $45 at the door ULTIMATE SKYBOX EXPERIENCE Tickets: $75 each or 2 for $100 advance purchase - $85 at the door See info on the website about ticket options:

Denver International Wine Festival is November 8 and 9th with the Chef's pairing on the 8th and the Grand Tasting on November 9, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in Downtown Denver. Order your tickets before October 20, 2012 and you can save 20%! Use code: winelove20

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