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 tasting, sommelier Shelley Sale will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a wine glass and our perception and enjoyment of the wine within. Experience first-hand the effect that the shape of a wine glass has on each unique varietal, and how stemware translates and delivers the bouquet, taste, balance, and finish of a wine to the senses. After the seminar, you will take home your own 4 four-glass Riedel kit, valued at $138, with one glass for each varietal.
When and Where is it?
Date: September 6 + 7 | 6 – 7 p.m.
Tickets: On sale now!
MSU Denver, Hospitality Learning Center
1190 Auraria Parkway, 2nd floor (behind SpringHill Suites by Marriott)
* 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 benefit the Colorado Restaurant Foundation’s mission of service to support worker education, training, and Colorado 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.