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Colorado Uncorked 2018

Next week, the brightest and best of the state’s wine industry will gather in #Denver to celebrate the very best of Colorado winemaking

Oenophiles and gourmands will come together in Denver on Thursday, November 8 to eat, drink and be very merry as they sample the 2018 Governor’s Cup Collection, a group of wines that have been given two enthusiastic thumbs up by a panel of wine professionals from across both the state and the country. The event will also see the Best of Show winner announced by the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board.

The 16 #wine industry professionals (sommeliers, winemakers and wine writers) had the daunting yet delicious task of whittling down a field of 325 wines from 35 wineries to the 13 wines that ended up becoming the Governor's Collection for 2018. At the event, attendees can sample each of the 13 wines along with small plates prepared by some of the state’s top chefs.

The delicious (baker’s) dozen, and their culinary companions, are:

BookCliff Vineyards (Boulder) - 2015 Cabernet Franc Reserve with Black Cat Farm Table Bistro

BookCliff Vineyards (Boulder) - 2016 Tempranillo with Sheraton Denver Downtown 16Mix

Carlson Vineyards (Palisade) - Plum Wine, 100% Grand Valley plums with Uchi Denver

Carlson Vineyards (Palisade) - 2017 Sweet Gewürztraminer, Grand Valley AVA with Indulge

Bistro & Wine Bar - SouthGlenn

Colorado Cellars Port (Palisade) - 1999 Port with Enstrom Candies

Colterris (Palisade) - 2016 “Estate Selection, Riverside Vineyard” Merlot, Grand Valley AVA with Julep Restaurant Denver

Colterris (Palisade) - 2016 Petit Verdot, Grand Valley AVA with Pinehurst Country Club

Colterris (Palisade) - 2017 “CORAL” White Cabernet Sauvignon, Grand Valley AVA with Angelo's Taverna Littleton

The Infinite Monkey Theorem (Denver) - 2016 Cabernet Franc, Grand Valley AVA with Old Major

Monkshood Cellars (Minturn) - 2016 Syrah, Grand Valley AVA with River and Woods - Colorado Comfort Cuisine

Red Fox Cellars (Palisade) - 2016 Teroldego, Grand Valley AVA with Hearth & Dram

Snowy Peaks Winery (Estes Park) - 2016 Elevé (Rhône-style red blend), Grand Valley AVA

with Ad Hominem

Whitewater Hill Vineyards & Winery (Grand Junction) - 2017 Riesling, Grand Valley AVA

with Sazza Pizza + Salads

The event takes place at History Colorado Center, Denver on November 8th, from 7pm- 9:30pm. Tickets are $45. Visit

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