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Confirm with Payment Now: Highly Rated Alexander Valley Vineyards with Kevin Hall at Inverness Resort June 13-Pairings Posted!

From: Stacey
Sent on: Saturday, June 9, 2012 10:51 AM

Denver Happy Hour Members: Confirm with payment NOW!  Meetup RSVP's that are non paid will be moved shortly.

Denver's best Happy Hour is on the Patio at Denver's top resort with 100 new friends!

Payment Link: Eventbrite - Alexander Valley Vineyards Highly Rated Wine Party at Inverness Resort with Winemaker Kevin Hall

Our next patio wine party is in a few days on Wednesday June 13, 2012! The wines and the food pairing have been posted.

Inverness Resort  has one of the top restaurants in Denver, Baca which has agreed to do a 5280 Restaurant Week-like 4 course menu for $26.00! You can RSVP on the eventbrite form when you pay for the wine tasting. For those of you who would like to stay after the event....please see below. If you have already obtained your wine tasting ticket and want to attend, please email me so we can get a head count.

80% of tickets for the Alexander Valley Vineyards event have been sold and we have more ladies than men....please invite your male friends

  • This is our PREMIER Event for 2012, with Alexander Valley Vineyards highly rated wines and Winemaker Kevin Hall and Regional Manager Stewart Vandenberg who will be talking about the wines and growing wine in the most prestigious Appellation Alexander Valley and they will join us for dinner at Baca for those of you who choose to stay.

  • Win some wine!  We will have a drawing for a bottle of their Chardonnay and a bottle of Sin Zin

  • Enjoy a culinary delight with highly rated wines paired with fabulous appetizers from the Baca Restaurant chef

  • A fabulous evening getaway to Denver's top resort with a PATIO wine party overlooking the golf course

  • Optional 4 course dinner for $26.00 at Baca after the event (see menu link below)

  • Mark your calendar for the next wine party in July! Scroll down below.

Sign up now and confirm with payment on eventbrite. Please note: We do not sell tickets at the door and this event will sell out. Meetup RSVP's not paid by Sunday night will be removed from the Meetup RSVP or as we sell out. Thanks

Payment Link: Eventbrite - Alexander Valley Vineyards Highly Rated Wine Party at Inverness Resort with Winemaker Kevin Hall

Scroll down below for all the good stuff on the wine party and upcoming events!




What: Premier Winemaker Event with Kevin Hall, Alexander Valley Vineyards Winemaker at the Inverness Resort, Denver's largest wine group for Young Professionals invites you to meet Kevin Hall, the award winning winemaker for Alexander Valley Vineyards for a wine and food pairing event featuring their highly rated estate wines and Cyrus. Mr. Hall will answer questions, and discuss specific characteristics of each of his hand crafted wines.

When: Wednesday June 13, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Where: Inverness Resort Denver Tech Center on the Patio overlooking the Golf Course (if weather is inclement we will be in one of the fabulous banquet rooms overlooking the golf course)

Address: 200 Inverness Drive West Englewood, Colorado 80112

Crowd: Mostly Young/Mid Professionals late 20's through 40's/early 50's (we will split tickets for females, males and couples to have a balanced social mix). Once a ticket type sells out, please get on the waitlist.

Dress: Business/Dressy Casual to Business/Dress to Impress

Cost: $29.99 includes tax and tip (Wine Party Only) Eventbrite - Alexander Valley Vineyards Highly Rated Wine Party at Inverness Resort with Winemaker Kevin Hall

Directions and Parking: I-25 to Dry Creek exit, East on Dry Creek, turn right on Inverness Drive (outer road). The restaurant has FREE parking in front of the hotel and is a few blocks from the Light Rail to the Dry Creek Station (take the walkway over the I-25)

Wines and Food Pairing

Apertif/Reception Gewurz 2011 2011 Gewurztaminer is harvested exclusively from two small "organically certified" vineyards in Mendocino County Prior Vintages: 92 Points - Best Buy - Gold Medal: Beverage Testing Institute

With Food Pairings:

2010 Estate Chardonnay
with Ancho Grilled Shrimp on Cucumber, Summer Peach Relish Double Gold - 2010 Sonoma Harvest Fair

2009 Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Merlot with Chilled Grilled Flank Steak on Blue Corn Pancake with Boursin Cream Cheese 91 points Beverage Testing Institute March 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon (estate Cab or Reserve Cab?)

2009 Sin Zin with Warm Chorizo and Potato Empanada Sin Zin is one of the most recognizable wines in the country. From the beginning Sin Zin was an elegant style of Zinfandel due to the region and winemaking style. AVV harvests grapes from throughout the Alexander Valley Prior Accolades: 93 points - BTI "A great, hedonistic and seamlessly balanced Zin for every occasion." Gold Medal - 2010 Sonoma Harvest Fair,
Gold Medal - 2011 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition, Gold Medal - 2011 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

2010 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon with Braised Brisket on Crostini with Micro Arugula 2009 vintage had 90 points & Editors Choice Wine Enthusiast

CYRUS 2007 with Lamb Sate with Red Curry Palm Sugar Glaze 3 lots of Cabernet Sauvignon with exceptional concentration, purity & lush texture, two lots of Cabernet Franc with finesse & depth and one lot each of Merlot & Petit Verdot for vivid color and richness. After blending, the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak to meld the flavors. Once bottled the wine was aged for an additional 14 months to develop into a seamless blend. 95 Points - Gold Medal - Best of Appellation California State Fair 2011, 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast, 93 Points - Gold Medal Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2011, 93 Points - Gold Medal Cellar Selection Beverage Testing Institute 2011, 91 Points Two Puffs Connoisseurs Guide to California Wines (this wine will have a smaller pour).

JOIN US FOR DINNER AFTER THE EVENT: Did you miss out on 5280 Restaurant Week? We have a DEAL for you.......BACA RESTAURANT-5 star at the Inverness has agreed to do a 5280 Restaurant week dinner for our group. 4 courses for $26.00 plus tax/tip Menu You can also order off the menu

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 are limiting this event to 100 attendees with a winemaker due to capacity of the room. Our events sell out quick!

About Alexander Valley Vineyards "Appellation": Established in 1984, the Alexander Valley is one of Sonoma County's most distinguished wine-growing regions or AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). Situated in the northeastern corner of Sonoma County, the Alexander Valley runs 22 miles long and averages about 4 miles wide, effectively hosting 15,000 acres of quality grapes

Alexander Valley Vineyards produces 100,000 cases annually, 17 varietal wines and proprietary blends. Seventy-five percent of AVV’s production is red wine. Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon constitute roughly half of total production. Other varietals include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Gewurztraminer, Syrah, Sangiovese, Viognier, and Cabernet Franc.

CYRUS, a limited production, proprietary red wine, named in honor of the pioneer Cyrus Alexander, is AVV’s benchmark, honoring the past while signaling the future. Hank Wetzel explains, “Cyrus is a statement, our ultimate achievement. With this wine, we express our history, tradition, and excellence.”

About Kevin Hall, Winemaker:

About Wine Meetup is Denver's largest wine group for Young Professionals with over 1400 members. The group hosts monthly wine and food pairing "wine social events" for young professionals 20′s through 40′s at upscale restaurants. Our group is very friendly and it’s easy to make new friends!

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About our events: Denver Wine Meetup/ events are a unique opportunity to socialize with other young/mid professionals and make new friends over at a wine and food pairing, with select wines paired with appetizers, sometimes with the winemaker visiting.

Our events differ from the many "happy hours" in a bar groups around Denver and high priced wine organizations, distributor/ festival type events as the events are a wine social with the opportunity to meet a winemaker or wine manager and focus on learning about a winery and/or a varietal. Our events provide members a unique wine and culinary pairing event with the aspect of a social mixer at an affordable price. Please note, our events are NOT business networking events. This is a wine social mixer. Leave your "pitch" at home. Thank you.


Saturday July 21, 2012 Yes, a SATURDAY NIGHT WINE PARTY! We will be downtown with an Australian Wine Company owner with highly rated wines from the west end of Australia at one of Denver's top new venues. So mark your calendar...this will probably be our only weekend event other than our pre-holiday party in November.

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