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Davis Phinney, a true American hero

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Davis Phinney (above, left, with his wife Connie Carpenter) is a true American hero.

He’s one of the most successful competitive cyclists in U.S. history.

And he’s also the man behind the Davis Phinney Foundation, which strives “to help people living with Parkinson’s to live well today.”

From the Davis Phinney Foundation website:

In 1993, after almost 20 years of nearly unprecedented success as a cyclist, Davis retired from pro cycling. His last professional win set yet another record that is still unbroken; he finished the legendary “Hotter Than Hell 100″ in Texas in an amazing 3hrs. 23 minutes. To this day, no one has ridden faster.

After his retirement from cycling, Davis’ career continued as a well-known sportscaster for ABC, CBS, NBC and OLN. In 2000, after years of feeling not quite right, and an almost endless round of tests, Davis was diagnosed with Young-onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD). Finally, the years of battling constant fatigue, the mental fogginess, the muscle cramping and bouts of sudden numbing weakness had a name.

Shortly after his Parkinson’s diagnosis, Davis, his wife (Olympic medalist Connie Carpenter) and their two children moved to Italy, in part to adjust to the disease and in part because many of their Bike Camps were based in Italy. While living in Italy, Davis was contacted by a former Bike Camp client Kathleen Krumme who asked Davis to lend his name to her ride in Cincinnati to benefit PD. And from those beginnings, the Davis Phinney Foundation was born.

Realizing that there are ways to improve the quality of his day to day living, Davis started the Davis Phinney Foundation as a way to promote and fund innovative research that demonstrates the effects and importance of exercise, speech and other elements that are critical to quality of life. In 2008, Davis underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery to control his Parkinson’s symptoms.

Today, Davis lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife of 25 years, Connie Carpenter-Phinney, and their children Taylor and Kelsey. Davis continues to celebrate the daily victories in his life and inspires others with his message of optimism and encouragement.

The Davis Phinney Foundation is one of the Boulder Burgundy Festival’s official causes.

Proceeds from select festival events will be donated to the foundation and the event organizers hope to raise awareness of its mission through the festival’s social media campaign. Thanks for being here and for letting us share Davis’ story.

Image via HeyDay Creative.

SOLD OUT: Marquis d’Angerville Dinner 11/22

We regret that seats are no longer available for this event.

Marquis d’Angerville Dinner with Guillaume d’Angerville

Saturday, November 22, 6:00 p.m.
Frasca Food and Wine
$325 per person, 75 seats available
Dinner includes the menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity

To purchase your seat, please contact Erin Pommer, Director of Events, at erin@frascafoodandwine.com or (303) 442-0608.

Join Guillaume d’Angerville from Domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay at Frasca Food and Wine.

Continuing with our tradition for the past four years, we will transform Frasca into a French restaurant for an evening with a Burgundy inspired menu and one of Burgundy’s greatest producers, Guillaume d’Angerville.

The D’Angerville Volnay wines come from a collection of the greatest Premier Cru vineyards in the commune, which happen to also be among the most sought-after bottles in Burgundy. Guillaume is one of today’s star producers of Burgundy. He took the reigns of the family domaine in 2003 when his father, Jacques, passed away. After many years in banking, Guillaume immediately rose to the challenging expectations of a fine-wine audience who had come to know the accomplishments of his talented father. Guillaume has exceeded these expectations and now runs a domaine that produces some of the most sought after wines in France. The D’Angerville wines are refined and precise – a perfect example of Volnay at its finest.

Bobby Stuckey and the Frasca team will host an amazing evening of food, wine, and service for a limited number of guests. We will be honored to include a few special guest sommeliers from around the country for the evening as well. The wine team has selected an extremely rare offering from the D’Angerville winery to accompany the fall inspired Burgundy menu.

2014 Participating Sommeliers

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Above, from left: Robert Bohr and Rajat Parr at last year’s festival.

Grant Reynolds, Charlie Bird, NYC
Eric Railsback, Les Merchands, Santa Barbara
Jordan Salcito, Momofuku, NYC
Robert Bohr, Grand Cru Selections, NYC
Rajat Parr, Sandhi and Domaine de la Cote Wines, Santa Barbara
Mark Bright, Saison, San Francisco
Jay Fletcher, MS, Director of Fine Wine for Southern Wine and Spirits, Aspen
Carlton McCoy, MS, Wine Director of the Little Nell Hotel, Aspen
Chubby Oveges, Assistant Food and Beverage of the Little Nell Hotel, Aspen
Matt Mather, Sommelier with Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder
Carlin Karr, Sommelier with Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder
Bobby Stuckey, MS, Owner of Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder
Richard Betts, MS My Essential Wines, Sombra, Scratch & Sniff Wine Book
Carla Rzeszewski, TLU Wine Co.
Brett Zimmerman, MS, Owner of Boulder Wine Merchant, Boulder
Jonathan Pullis, Chefs Club, Aspen

Grand Tasting 11/23

Grand Tasting

Sun., Nov. 23, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Hotel Boulderado Grand Ballroom
$85 per person, limited seating

Register

Proceeds benefit The Growe Foundation.

The Grand Tasting will be a fantastic opportunity to taste over 200 different selections of amazing Burgundy wines. We have asked our suppliers to select the best Burgundy wines from their portfolio to share with our community of wine drinkers. It is rare for these wines will all be opened at the same time, and especially in the same room! Don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself on some of the great wines of the Burgundy region. The tasting will be hosted by the Boulderado Hotel on 13th Street and will start at 3:00 p.m.

D’Angerville Seminar 11/23

D’Angerville Seminar

Sunday, November 23, 12:00 p.m.
Guillaume d’Angerville from Domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay

The Hotel Boulderado
$150 per person, 75 seat capacity

Register

Proceeds benefit The Growe Foundation.

We are tremendously honored to have Guillaume d’Angerville of Domaine Marquis d’Angerville, one of Burgundy’s finest estates. His Volnay wines come from a collection of the greatest Premier Cru vineyards in the commune, which happen to also be among the most sought-after bottles in Burgundy.

Guillaume is one of today’s star producers of Burgundy. He took the reigns of the family domaine in 1983 when his father, Jacques, passed away. After many years in banking, Guillaume immediately rose to the challenging expectations of a fine-wine audience who had come to know the accomplishments of his talented father. Guillaume has exceeded these expectations and now runs a domaine that produces some of the most sought after wines in France. The D’Angerville wines are refined and precise – a perfect example of Volnay at its finest.

To showcase these stunning wines, we have chosen the grand ballroom at the Hotel Boulderado to host a seminar featuring a tour of Volnay Premier Cru. We will have a selection of top sommeliers joining Guillaume on the panel with the intention of developing an interesting and informative discussion. This will be a rare opportunity to taste these wines and listen to a seminar hosted by Guillaume. Seats are limited.

Growe Foundation

Proceeds from the 4th Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival will be donated to the Growe Foundation.

Click here to learn more about the foundation and its mission.

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Mission
The mission of the Growe Foundation is to use experiential learning to educate children about the benefits of healthy eating and environmental stewardship.

Vision
The vision of the Growe Foundation is to unite people around a shared goal of creating healthier children, schools, communities and planet.

4th Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival

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Boulder Wine Merchant is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival, to be held November 21-23, 2014.

The gathering is one of the leading Burgundy events in the U.S. today and it attracts top Burgundy producers and leading wine professionals from across the country.

“As a retailer of fine wines,” says Master of Wine and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman, “it is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy. The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough. Selfishly, we thought hosting a Burgundy Festival would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wines of the region by tasting and sharing them with some of our friends, customers, restaurateurs, suppliers, and producers. During this three-day extravaganza we will be able to drink some of the rarest wines of Burgundy due largely in part to the amazing generosity of our supplier partners.”

The three-day celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine dinners hosted by Boulder’s best restaurants.

Past speakers have included: Richard Betts, MS, owner of My Essential Wines and Saint Glinglin Wines; Shayn Bjornholm MS, Examination Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas; Robert Bohr, Grand Cru Selections and owner of Charlie Bird Restaurant in New York City; Carlton McCoy, MS, Wine Director at the Little Nell in Aspen; Raj Parr, Executive Wine Buyer for the Michael Mina Restaurants and owner of Sandhi and Maison L’Orée; Eric Railsback, Caveau in Santa Barbara as well as Lieu Dit and Vallin Wines; Grant Reynolds, Sommelier at Charlie Bird in New York, formerly of Frasca Food and Wine and named a 2013 Wine & Spirits Best New Sommelier; Sabato Sagaria, MS, Director of Food and Beverage at the Little Nell in Aspen; and Bobby Stuckey, MS, owner of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, CO and Scarpetta Wines.

Tasting with America’s top sommeliers

Please click here for event/registration/reservation info.

Boulder Wine Merchant is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Boulder Burgundy Festival, to be held November 21-23, 2014.

The gathering is one of the leading Burgundy events in the U.S. today and it attracts top Burgundy producers and leading wine professionals from across the country.

“As a retailer of fine wines,” says Master Sommelier and Boulder Wine Merchant owner Brett Zimmerman, “it is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy. The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough. Selfishly, we thought hosting a Burgundy Festival would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wines of the region by tasting and sharing them with some of our friends, customers, restaurateurs, suppliers, and producers. During this three-day extravaganza we will be able to drink some of the rarest wines of Burgundy due largely in part to the amazing generosity of our supplier partners.”

The three-day celebration of Burgundy wines includes tastings and seminars with winemakers and top U.S. wine directors, as well as wine dinners hosted by Boulder’s best restaurants.

Past speakers have included: Richard Betts, MS, owner of My Essential Wines and Saint Glinglin Wines; Shayn Bjornholm MS, Examination Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas; Robert Bohr, Grand Cru Selections and owner of Charlie Bird Restaurant in New York City; Carlton McCoy, MS, Wine Director at the Little Nell in Aspen; Raj Parr, Executive Wine Buyer for the Michael Mina Restaurants and owner of Sandhi and Maison L’Orée; Eric Railsback, Caveau in Santa Barbara as well as Lieu Dit and Vallin Wines; Grant Reynolds, Sommelier at Charlie Bird in New York, formerly of Frasca Food and Wine and named a 2013 Wine & Spirits Best New Sommelier; Sabato Sagaria, MS, Director of Food and Beverage at the Little Nell in Aspen; and Bobby Stuckey, MS, owner of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, CO and Scarpetta Wines.

SOLD OUT: Chablis Brunch 11/23

Chablis Brunch

Sun., Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A Tasting Tour of The Finest Producers in Chablis

Kitchen Upstairs
$50 all inclusive

Register

Proceeds benefit The Growe Foundation.

The wines of Chablis are among sommeliers favorites. The richness of Chardonnay cut with the bracing acidity and delicate, but firm mineral notes make these wines some of Burgundy’s finest food-pairing wines. It is not often that people get the opportunity to taste the finest producers of the appellation. Most of the time the wines of Raveneau, Dauvissat, and Pico can only be acquired from select sources and available only in bottles.We are fortunate to have a few great contacts in the business that have helped us source some special offerings for this tasting. We will be showing three vintages of Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre 1er cru: 2001, 2004, and 2005.

Additionally, we should have a few offerings from Dauvissat, Thomas Pico, Louis Michel and many more. This will be the value event of the weekend. Join us for this special tour of Chablis wines while enjoying the delicious savory brunch cuisine of The Kitchen Upstairs. This will be a cocktail reception format and limited based on the size of the space.

Paulée-Inspired Lunch Nov. 22

SOLD OUT
Paulée-Inspired Lunch

Sat., Nov. 22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Hosted at the Flagstaff House
with collaboration from
The Little Nell Restaurant
and a team of the Country’s Finest Sommeliers

Flagstaff House
$155 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Please contact the Flagstaff House for reservations at (303) 442-4640.

A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Davis Phinney Foundation.

The Paulée in Meursault is traditionally a celebration that takes place at the end harvest in Burgundy among friends and family. This soulful tradition combines hours of dining enjoyment with plentiful offerings of wine from each attending producer.

Inspired by this tradition, the Flagstaff House lunch will feature a “dream team” of the nation’s finest sommeliers to host and guide you through hours of Burgundy tasting. This humble, professional group will be your wine concierge squad for the day.

We have carefully selected a wide range of amazing Burgundy wines to enjoy with the Burgundy inspired menu. A selection of over 50 different wines will be chosen to highlight great villages, vintages and producers. The parade of wines will accompany a delicious combination of regional dishes prepared by chefs Mark Monette from the Flagstaff House and Brian Moscatello from the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado.