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9th Annual Denver International Wine Festival November 6-10

Date: 08/28/13

Festival offers award-winning vintners, White House and local celeb chefs, and a Julia Child Champagne Tribute this year


DENVER, Colo. (August 27, 2013) – The 9th Annual Denver International Wine Festival, a wine and food festival showcasing more than 400 international wines from 18 countries, will be held November 6-10, now in its new, more spacious location at the luxurious Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield, Colorado. Wine Country International Magazine’s multi-day festival brings to Colorado exquisite food and wine, and several special events with stars from the world of food and wine:

The festival’s first event is The Grand Vintners Dinner (Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.,) a multi-course winemakers dinner featuring a prominent wine producer or wine region. Tickets: $75 each

The signature culinary event, Pairsine Chef’s Food and Wine Pairing Competition (Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.,) pairs Gold Medal winning wines from The 2013 Denver International Wine Competition with inventive cuisine prepared by some of America's most creative chefs. This year, very special guest chef John Moeller, a member of the elite corps of chefs who have served in the White House, competes alongside nine top Colorado chefs. Tickets (include 20 wine and food pairing tastes): $100 each

The Grand Tasting of International Wines and Food (Friday, Nov. 8 at 6-9 p.m.,) is the region’s largest wine tasting event for consumers, media and trade, with more than 60 wineries, breweries and distilleries pouring, including premium spirits, sake, and craft beer – even a Belgium Beer Garden with gourmet food samplings. Attendees enjoy delectable food and wine tastings, food products, wine accessories, and fine art.

The Festival opens two hours early for VIP ticket holders, who also receive exclusive entrance to the VIP lounge with chef stations and rare beverages, and complimentary admission to educational seminars and guided tastings. Tickets: $95-$215 each

VIP Tour of the Front Range Wineries (Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) Christopher Davies, editor in vhief of Wine Country International Magazine, leads a full-day tour, taking wine lovers behind the scenes of three of his favorite Colorado wineries, and a local micro-distillery. Tickets: $150 each

Julia Child Tribute Champagne Luncheon (Sunday, Nov. 10 at 12-2 p.m.) The DIWF is honored to welcome Special Guest Host Madeleine de Jean, former Brand Ambassador for Château Mumm, and personal friend of Julia Child. De Jean will be leading an intimate Champagne Luncheon and Sabering Demonstration, featuring Julia Child's “All-American Menu,” paired with selections from many of the great Champagne houses known throughout the world. Tickets: $100 each

The 2013 Denver International Wine Festival will donate a portion of ticket sales, and 100 percent of the proceeds of all silent and live auctions, to Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America, by connecting children with the nutritious food they need to lead healthy, active lives.

DIWF host Omni Interlocken Resort has a limited number of special festival room rates available at $99/night. Click here or call 303-438-6600 for reservations.

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