Each year, for the past 5, the University of Denver has hosted the DuVin Festival, as both a celebration of wine and food, as well as a scholarship fundraiser for the hospitality program within the The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality in the Daniels College of Business.
This year is the first in which they’ve added seminars so attendees can take a break from all that wine wandering [the exhaustion!], and learn from industry experts about interesting topics.
I’ll be leading the panel – Dishing on the Restaurant Scene – from 3:15p – 4p on Saturday, during the Grand Tasting.
Joining me are Ruth Tobias of Zagat Denver, and Andra Zeppelin, Denver Editor of Eater.
The other session is on champagne – something we all can use more knowledge of, right?
And there’s also a cooking demo with chef Tal Ronnen in the mix.
You get to bring your wine with you into the sessions, and from what I’ve heard, they’ll also be coming around with refills, so you actually won’t be missing any of the wine action.
This may be the very definition of win-win.
Your ticket of $52.80 – every penny of which benefits the hospitality scholarship fund – gets you food pairings from some great Denver restaurants, including Atticus, Bones and 1515 Restaurant, all the wine you can drink [you may want to call Uber for a ride home!], plus access to both sessions.
There’s also a multi-course dinner, prepared by DU alum Frank Bonanno, happening on Thursday, the 15th.
See the schedule for the day, and get tickets here:
You can learn more about both sessions and each of the panelists here: