Update #7 - March 11, 2020 | 37 days until Wine Fest
Wine Fest will be here before you know it.
Wine Wisdom
Aerate: to supply with air. Do you hear that you should do this to your your wine? Why? And to which ones: Red, white, rose?

The Yuppie Chef explains it well; "w hen wine is bottled, it is secured with an airtight seal in order to remain in the state the winemaker intended. Over time, the tannins break down, creating a smoother, more drinkable wine, which is one reason why older wines are more expensive and prized. Aerating a young wine mimics the ageing process, creating a smooth, delicious wine in just a few minutes."

The Wine Folly also has good tips on how long you should let a wine breathe.

You can also get some more in-depth information on the Science Behind Letting Wine Breathe.

And overall, breathing/aerating wine pertains to red wine. Whites don't really need it. Cheers!
This Year's Event


Here’s a sampling of recent items donated
to our 2020 silent auction, with MANY more to come. And our live auction will feature new and memorable experiences…to be featured in future newsletters.
Smoking Loon Bike
Dragon Bottle Holder
Magnum Phantom Wine Bottle
Vino Sign
New This Year
at Wine Fest

Brewmaster Marni Wahlquist from Odell Brewing will discuss the art and science of brewing while serving:

  • Limited pilot release — TBD
  • Pina Agria pineapple sour
  • Brazzle sour golden raspberry
  • 180 Shilling barrel aged scottish ale
  • Lugene barrel aged chocolate milk stout

Attendees will receive a t-shirt and crowler from Odell ($30 value).

The Private Beer Tasting takes place from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This exclusive tasting is limited to 24 guests. Tickets are going fast, get yours ASAP!

Private Beer Tasting & VIP Admission – $155, cost includes processing fee. This ticket includes VIP entry into the main event following the tasting.
🍷 BUY YOUR WINE FEST TICKETS TODAY 🍷
Friday, April 17th | 6-10 PM | Hilton Fort Collins

Tickets are available at winefestfc.org or by calling 970-482-2700.
(group discount for six or more)
processing fee included in all ticket prices
Cheers to Our Sponsors
A big thanks to just a few of our Cabernet Sponsors (more to come next week!)
Want to book a hotel room at Wine Fest? Click here .

Find out about our other sponsors on the Wine Fest website .

Interested in sponsoring the event? Please visit our sponsorship page for more info.
Why Your Support Matters
Disabled Resource Services (DRS) focuses on assisting people with all types of disabilities gain, regain or maintain their independence.
To learn more, please visit our website .

Starting this year, Coloradans can give all or part of their state income tax refund directly to DRS , thanks to the ReFUND CO project.   Find out more .


We value any donation you make to DRS. 
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