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Confirm With Payment: Patio Wine Party Chilean Winery of the Year De Martino at Indulge Sun Sept 16, Wines Posted!

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Our next wine party with is on Sunday September 16, 2012: Chilean Winery of the Year De Martino at Indulge Wine Bar with Matt Sharpe. The wines are posted!  The food pairing will be posted for it on the eventbrite and meetup pages!

  • Several 90+ rated wines.  This is the land of the Malbec and Carmenere. We'll also try some Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, a Red Blend and a Chardonnay.
  • Wines of Chile Association named De Martino Winery of the Year on November 17, 2011 during its traditional Wine Gala.
  • In the latest edition of the prestigious English magazine, Decanter, Viña De Martino was selected as one of Chile's 15 most outstanding wine producers.
  • Private Patio Party at one of Denver's Award winning wine bar and with a mostly Young/Mid Professional Crowd.

Please note: Meetup RSVP's are not a ticket..... please confirm with payment on eventbrite.

Buy Tickets and get all the details: $28.99 http://uncorked-demar...­

I do want to apologize in advance but you will be seeing more frequent emails between now and Oct 5 as we have 2 events that are spaced apart by 3 weeks each and we won't have an event in December due to all the holiday events that we would be competing with.    You can change your meetup settings at any time for any group by logging in and going to your account settings at the top of the page.  Thanks.

Our pre-holiday party in November has a number of door prizes. We are looking for wine related door prizes for our event. Please contact me through the meetup.    Please mark your calendar for our fall events and below. Thanks.



Join, Denver's largest Wine Group for Young Professionals for a Patio Wine Party with Highly Rated DeMartino of Chile, Chilean Winery of the Year!

What: Chilean Patio Wine Party: De Martino Winery of Year at Indulge with Regional Manager Matt Sharpe

When: Wednesday Sunday September 16, 2012 at 5:00 PM  (we'll start an hour earlier on a Sunday afternoon!)

Where: Indulge Wine Bar and Restaurant 1601 Mayberry Drive   Highlands Ranch, CO 80129  (303) 991-1994     (corner of Lucent and Highlands Ranch Parkway, south of C-470) Easy to get to, and no traffic/weekend afternoon! No Broncos game

Cost: $28.99­

Crowd: Young/Mid Professionals

Dress: Dress to Impress/Business Casual


List of De Martino Wines

“Legado” Tier (De Martino’s top focus):

  • 2011 Legado Chardonnay “Limari Valley” (no press yet on 2011)  2009 vintage: * Wine SpectatorScore: 90  A nicely ripe, yet very fresh white, with a taut star fruit frame to the core of green plum, Jonagold apple and heather notes. The long, racy finish has ample fruit in reserve. Drink now through 2012. -J. Molesworth, November 30, 2011 100 OUTSTANDING VALUES OF 2011    *Also 90 pts / Best Buy from Wine Enthusiast)

  • 2010 Organic Cab Malbec – The purple-colored 2010 Cabernet (50%) – Malbec (50%) is certified organic. The wine was aged for 14 months in new and used French oak. Notions of pain grille, earthy minerals, tobacco, spice box, black cherry, and black currant inform the nose of a savory, ripe, full-flavored, beautifully proportioned wine that is an outstanding value meant for drinking over the next 5-6 years. * 90 pts Wine Advocate/RP

  • 2010 Legado Cabernet Sauvignon “Maipo Valley”: (no press on 2010 vintage yet) 2008: 88pts RP

  • 2010 Legado Syrah “Chopa Valley” – Only commercial wine producer in this appellation!!

(No press on 2010 yet) 2009 vintage: 90 pts Wine & Spirits; 2008 90pts RP, 90 Pts & Best Buy Wine Enthusiast; 2007 90+ Pts RP, 90 Pts Wine Spectator – on the cover of Wine Spectator Oct 15th 2010 – Best Values

Single Vineyard Range

  • 2009 “Altos de Piedras” Carmenere: The 2009 Carmenere Alto de Piedras Single Vineyard spent 14 months in new French oak. Aromas of dried herbs, exotic set the stage for an elegant, fleshy, plush wine that delivers outstanding concentration, depth, and balance. It has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years but can be approached now. 91 Pts RP 90 Pts Wine Spectator: This dark red is nicely framed with roasted tobacco and loam notes, with a core of crushed plum, steeped black currant and sage in reserve. The finish is muscular, but rounded and integrated, with the loamy edge lingering. Drink now through 2013. 1,100 cases made.    90 Pts Wine Enthusiast: A big, earthy type of wine with a ton of ripeness and heft. Smells like pure black olive, earth and smoked meat. The palate is tight but friendly as it delivers big doses of herb, tea, chocolate and black fruit flavors. About as deep and long in the mouth as this variety gets; proof that Maipo can produce the occasional excellent Carmenere.

  • 2008 “Las Cruces”  Old Bush Vines:  91 pts RP: The 2008 Old Bush Vines Las Cruces Single Vineyard is composed of 66% Malbec and 34% Carmenere aged in new French oak barriques for 14 months. Toasty oak, earthy minerals, incense, Asian spices, lavender, black cherry, and blueberry are followed by a plush, satin textured, suave offering with lots of spice and black fruit flavors. It has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years and will deliver prime drinking from 2014 to 2023.


Directions and Parking: The restaurant has FREE parking in front of the restaurant.  Go south on Broadway to Highlands Ranch Parkway (just a mile or so south of C-470), turn right.  Go past the first entrance to Town Center on your left to Hepburn St. You'll see the Home Depot set back behind Town Center, turn right on Mayberry.

From Downtown (faster than Broadway) go South on Santa Fe to C-470 go East on C-470 to Lucent or Broadway and go South  If you decide to go straight down Broadway from Midtown get in the right lane once you pass Mineral as the left side is a back up of folks turning east onto C-470.  Stay in the right lane as you'll turn right on HR Pwky.  It you come down I-25 South, please stay away from C-470 going West after 4:30pm.  If you get past the Park Meadows mall area and there is heavy traffic, just get off at Quebec, turn right and get into the left lane, then tun left and go West on County Line (it moves fast)'s like a frontage road to C-470.  Take it all the way to Broadway, then go south on Broadway.

About De Martino: The De Martino family has been making fine wine in Isla de Maipo since the 1930s and were the first in Chile to bottle Carménère, now Chile's signature grape following the discovery in the 1990s that Carmenère had been misidentified as Merlot, they are currently the only producer of a wine from the Choapa Valley appellation, and in Elqui they farm some of Chile's highest vineyards. The winery is a strong proponent of organic viticulture. Its winemaking team has done groundbreaking work in seeking out the country's finest terroirs.

Don Pietro De Martino Pascualone left his native Italy in 1934 with the dream of starting a new life in South America. He settled in Isla de Maipo and founded the De Martino winery. After the end of the Second World War, Giorgio De Martino began an extensive modernization project. Today the third and fourth generations are keeping Don Pietro’s dream alive. The state-of-the-art De Martino Winery now encompasses 740 acres and produces nearly 1.5 million bottles of wine per year. Thanks to the skilled hand of award wining winemaker, Marcelo Retamal, their wines are considered among the best that Chile has to offer.   You can read about the winery and wines at:­

Upcoming/Mark Your Calendar:

Friday October 5, 2012 Jane Ferarri, winemaker Yalumba Winery highly rated Australian wines at Le Grand Bistro. Yes, this Australian winemaker really is flying into Denver!

Saturday November 17, 2012 3rd Annual Tour of Europe Pre- Holiday Wine Party at Rialto Cafe Gallery Room We will be sampling wines from Europe. This party is a little longer and we will have MULTIPLE door prizes!

Upcoming Wine Festivals: This one has winemakers flying in.....

Sept 8, 2012 The 8th Annual Denver Food and Wine Classic, the best of Denver's local sip and savor events, will attract more than 4000 attendees who can sample culinary delights from 40 restaurants and taste more than 600 samples of wines and spirits - September 6th-8th at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Restaurants Rock will be held on Friday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the new SpringHill Suites by Marriott and the new MSUD Hospitality Learning Center with tastes from Denver's restaurants, cocktails from top mixologists and live entertainment by Opie Gone Bad. The Grand Tasting is from noon-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8th under big top tents on the quad at MSUD - 7th & Lawrence Way (across from the Pepsi Center). The tickets are $75.00 for our group with the $20.00 off coupon code link at Discount Link:­ is the main site and tickets are $95.00 if you don't use the special link! (expectations: this is like a "trade tasting" with a large number attending. It's not a social mixer. plan on attending with friends or a date as you'll be going from table to table. Take the light rail so you are not drinking and driving and ask for small pours so you can quickly go to the next one. Bring something to write with and take notes so you can remember with the number of wines you'll be trying).

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