Quintessential Wine Tasting Event – This Friday at the Boulderado

If you have ever traveled domestically or Internationally on a wine tasting vacation – or wanted to –  then, don’t miss this event being put on by our good friends at Hazels Beverage World and Quintessential Wines.

As a family-owned business, Quintessential’s mission is solely focused on importing wines made by multi-generational, family owned & operated wineries. In support of this mission, they have invited representatives of their greatest wine-making families on a 5-city tour of America. The final stop is here in Boulder on Friday, April 22nd.

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Joan Kautz – having just returned from a recent trip to Cuba, I’m hoping Joan will share her thoughts on pairing Cuban cuisine with California wines

There will be 20 wineries with over 60 wines you can taste at the event – Spain, France, Australia, South Africa, Chile, Argentina, Portugal as well as Lodi California will all be represented. This is a rare opportunity to sample wines that wouldn’t regularly hit the shelves of a local liquor store due to the highly personalized attention to quality and low production yields compared to that of a global conglomerate. If you find a wine that you love at the event, you can order it there and pick it up at Hazels in a couple of weeks.

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Alexandra Pinot – from the renown region of Provence can share her experience with Rose Wines for the upcoming season

You’ll be able to meet the winemakers in person and share a mutual passion for wine while discussing the history, methodology and essence of the terroir and wines they produce.  Here’s just a a few of the winemakers that will be attending

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Javier Murúa –  generating a rebirth of a spectacular 250,000 bottle cellar, a unique collection spanning the 20th century, in the beautiful town of Elciego, Rioja

Who knows? Maybe you’ll be inspired to travel to one of these places and meet the winemaker – again! The cost of the event is $30 – call or stop by Hazels to pick up your tickets.

 

Jennifer ONeil

About Jennifer ONeil

Jennifer covers the Gunbarrel beat for all things food, wine and beer related. Having immersed herself in many different cultures over the years, Jennifer is a passionate traveler with an uncanny ability to look into the heart of a city or town and find authentic places to eat, drink, and hang out -- or simply pass time blissfully. She has recently earned her status as Sommelier through the International Wine Guild but, even so, she knows her personal journey exploring wine has only just begun.

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