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DU Vin Festival Grand Tasting

Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Joy Burns Center

2044 East Evans Avenue, Denver CO 80208

Saturday, May 14

1—4 p.m.


As of May 9, all tickets are sold out.

The DU Vin Festival Grand Tasting showcases over 100 wines, fine food samplings from Denver area restaurants and live music. The festival admission price also includes three educational seminars and a Pairing Challenge where top area chefs team up with Hospitality Management students to create the perfect wine and food pairing. Grand Tasting guests vote on their favorite pairing combination and student/chef team and the winning team receives money toward the charity of its choice. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon!


(Included in the ticket price. First come, first served seating. Sessions will max out at 50 guests.)

1:15—2 p.m.

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Tasting
Phillip Mundt and Katrina Niemisto

2:15—3 p.m.

The Art of Champagne Tasting

3:15—4 p.m.

Brewability Lab Home Brew and Beer Sampling
Toby Gerhard and Jake Engelman

Featured Restaurants

The restaurants below will be in attendance at the grand tasting. Each restaurant is bringing in a signature food dish and have selected a wine at the festival that they feel best pairs with their selected house specialty. Guests of the grand tasting will have tabs on the wrist bands they receive at check in and have the opportunity to vote for their favorite restaurant and wine pairing combination during the event. At 3:30 p.m., the winning restaurant will be announced and will receive $500 to the charity of their choice! Come and help your favorite restaurant win!

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