The Highlands Ranch Community Association and Davidsons Beer, Wine & Spirits bring a fan favorite wine event back for our 2019 beverage tasting line-up! Join us on March 2 as we take you around the globe trying different wines!
Let your senses take a journey as you join us for an evening celebrating wine from around the world. From the sunny climes of Argentina, to the cold, wet regions or France and Germany, this tasting expedition will explore the grapes and vineyards that started it all. You definitely won't want to miss this exciting adventure partaking in the global community of wine! Stamp your passport as you make your way around the globe trying outstanding wines!
Tickets are $50 in advance, $55 week of the event. Ticket price includes a commemorative wine glass, appetizers and unlimited tastings of wines from across the globe! All ticket sales are final, no refunds will be given. Must be 21+ to attend. No Children or Infants.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
You may also purchase tickets at any HRCA recreation center or call 303-791-2500. Tickets will be available at the door, if not sold out. All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued. For general information call 303-791-2500.
The 2019 Tasting Series:
February 9 - Spirit Tasting: Tiki Cocktails
March 2 - International Wine Tour
April 13 - Tequila and Tacos
May 3 - Taste of Highlands Ranch
June 1 - Beer Festival
July 13 - Rosés in the Ranch
August 3 - Oaked & Smoked-American Whiskey and BBQ
November 2 - Sip & Savor
Did You Know...European Wines Are Named for Region, Not Grape Varieties?
Unlike American wines, most European wines are named for the region where their grapes grow rather than for the grape variety itself. Many of these European wines come from precisely the same grape varieties as American wines (like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc.), but they don’t say so on the label. Instead, the labels say Burgundy, Bordeaux, etc.: the place where those grapes grow.
In Europe, winemakers have had centuries to figure out which grapes grow best where. They’ve identified most of these grape-location match-ups and codified them into regulations. Therefore, the name of a place where grapes are grown in Europe automatically connotes the grape (or grapes) used to make the wine of that place. The label on the bottle usually doesn’t tell you the grape (or grapes), though.