addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Third Annual Taste of Europe Pre-Holiday Wine Party Sat 11/17 Rialto Gallery

11/17/12  Our event is sold out with a long waitlist   Ticket Confirmations have been sent out to attendees with only a handful of cancellations due to illness/conflict which have been filled from the waitlist.

Please note, we are at CAPACITY and FIRE CODE and unable to sell tickets at the door. If you don't have a ticket we ask that you not come to the event location as we will have to turn away folks without a pre-paid ticket.

Please watch for our January event to be announced soon. Thanks!

Pre-Holiday Wine Party at Rialto Cafe Gallery Featuring Wines From Europe and Fundraiser For Sense of Security

  • 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 and more wines: We will have 24 wines from some of the top European wineries with some of the importers in attendance.
  • Wines From Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland
  • 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.

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

Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm (Wine Party Only) We are extending the time frame of the event as we have a large number of wines to sample, door prizes, and more..

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!

Appetizers will be paired with 5-6 of the wines. We will be presenting over 24 wines at this event.

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


France: Gerard Bertrand European Winery of the Year

Gérard Bertrand Chateau Hospitalet Rouge-AOP Coteaux du Languedoc - La Clape

Gérard Bertrand Terroir Minervois AOP Minervois Red wine

Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2009

Gérard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut AOP Limoux Sparkling-desert

France/Switzerland Dreyfus Ashby Importers

Dopff and Irion Riesling 2010 Alcase

Maison Joseph Drouhin Laforet Chardonnay 2011 Burgundy, France

Maison Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir 2009/2010 Beaune, France

Robert Gilliard S.A. Fendant Les Muretties 2010 Switzerland

Italy-Empson Importers
Canella Prosecco Brut DOC
Toscolo Chianti DCOG (Empson owned)
Monte Antico Toscana IGT (Empson owned)
Il Molino di Grace “Il Volano” Toscana IGT

Santadi Carignano del Sulcis “Grotta Rossa”

Spain: Steve Miles Selections

Beso de Vino Seleccion 2010 (Syrah & Garnacha - from Carinena)
Gran Sarao Brut Cava (Penedes)
Matiz Tinto 2009 (Ribera del Duero)
Sicoris 2009 (red wine blend from Costers del Segre)
Pasion de Bobal 2009 (Utiel Requena)
El Hada 2010 (Rueda)

Germany: Rudi Wiest Selections

Becker Estate Pinot

Wirsching Silvaner

von Buhl JAZZ

Mönchhof Estate

Portugal-Premium Port Wines

Smith Woodhouse Lodge Reserve Port

Smith Woodhouse 10 YR Tawny Port

Ukraine Khortytsa Organic Vodkas

Khortytsa Ultimate

Khortytsa Honey Hot Pepper Vodka

Food Pairing

Spain: Crab stuffed wonton with coconut pineapple glaze

Italy: Bruschetta with olive tapenade and roasted red bell pepper coulie

France: Bacon wrapped pan seared scallop with blood orange coulie

Portugal: Seared beef tenderloin with roasted red bell pepper and rosemary aioli on pepper crisp

Switzerland: Proscuitto wrapped shrimp with lemon buerre blanc

Germany: Smoked salmon tartar on crack pepper crisp

After the Wine Party: 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 Accesories 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


We are partnering with a Colorado organization called 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 for November with an incredible dinner deal after the wine party so sign up now!

Join or login to comment.

  • Anna

    Great selection and classy event

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a fun evening, Thanks Stacey!

    November 18, 2012

150 went

Your organizer's refund policy for Third Annual Taste of Europe Pre-Holiday Wine Party Sat 11/17 Rialto Gallery

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: The member is sick and notifies the organizer the MORNING of the event. Once payment is made to the restaurant from your ticket, we cannot refund.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Regardless of the refund policy set by the organizer, Meetup may issue refunds on an organizer's behalf if we determine that Meetup's Payment Policies have been violated.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy