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, Doug Reed, Riedel ambassador, 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. After the seminar you will take home your own 4 glass Riedel kit valued at $120 with one glass for each varietal.
When and Where is it?
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 6:00 PM
Metro State University Tourism and Events Building
* Must be 21 & over. No children or pets allowed. *
Mari Beth Baumberger– In January 2014, Mari Beth Baumberger became the Regional Territory Manager for Crystal of America representing Riedel and Nachtmann for the Northwest USA Territory. Her territory has expanded and includes 15 states across the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. She is based in Dell Rapids, SD.
Mari Beth’s background is in the wine and spirits distributor business where she most recently served as the Fine Wine Team District Manager for Republic National Distributing Company of South Dakota. She managed the Sioux Falls area sales representatives for on and off premise and served as the Riedel, Spiegelau and Nachtmann brand manager statewide. Immediately prior she was a District Manager for a Wine and Spirits sales team as well as the Merchandiser/Point Of Sale Manager. Mari Beth also served as a Wine Specialist with Republic National Distributing Company for nearly two years.
Mari Beth graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science (business option) with minors in Economics, Agriculture Business and Agricultural Marketing. She began her career in agricultural sales. She has experience in entrepreneur coaching, venture capital relations, fundraising and a work history in non-profit management. Mari Beth has also been a small business owner conducting independent consulting for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture as well as various ag-related groups and private industry. She has led statewide projects and events focusing on building and promoting the local winery, brewery and specialty foods industries in South Dakota. Her background also includes active involvement with her family’s multi-generational farming operations near Platte & Dell Rapids, South Dakota.