A guided journey: Taste for yourself how the flavors and aromas of wines are enhanced when a glass shape is designed according to the character of the wine. You will learn how wine and glass matching plays an important role in your enjoyment. You will taste beautiful wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling, and then you'll take that experience home with a brand-new set of four varietal-specific Riedel wine glasses (valued at $138).
Hospitality Learning Center (2nd Floor)
1190 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
WHAT IS IT?
Join Riedel & Denver Food + Wine Festival for an educational and entertaining program that will change your wine life forever! In a unique and fascinating wine glass tasting, sommelier Shelley Sale will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a glass and our perception and enjoyment of wines. Experience first-hand the effect that the shape of a wine glass has on each unique varietal, how stemware translates and delivers the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of a wine to the senses.
WHEN AND WHERE IS IT?
Friday, October 1, 2021, 6:00 PM
* Must be 21 & over. No children or pets allowed. *
Trade Development Business Manager, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Colorado
Shelley Sale is a Colorado native who is celebrating 26 years with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Colorado. Her credentials include: Riedel Ambassador for the State of Colorado; 1st level Sommelier with MS program; Certified Specialist of Wine; Certified Sake Professional; and Certified Spirits Specialist.
On the beverage scene, Shelley’s passions are for rye whiskey, sake, bubbles, and roses. She loves to travel around the world, visiting the land and dirt where the grapes are grown.
During COVID, she re-found her passion in volunteering at the Park Hill food bank (which feeds 200 families every week), taking Yale University courses, and expanding her growth in Inclusion and Diversity within her community.
Shelley’s passion is to learn, share, and grow the opportunities that are advancing women in the wine and spirits industry.
Proceeds from festival events go to the CRF to support worker education, training, and ProStart, our high school culinary and entrepreneurship program; mental health and wellness resources; and the Angel Relief Fund, which provides grants for Colorado hospitality employees experiencing hardship.