Wine Tastings Return to CAE in 2023
Featuring a distinctive selection of varietals at each event, our Art of Wine Tasting Series is sure to delight even the pickiest of connoisseurs! Led by multi-certified Executive Sommelier, Carrie Garczynski, these 2-hour informational and entertaining events make for the perfect client gift, date night, or ladies night out. Space is limited to 35 guests so register early to guarantee your spot – these events have historically sold out quickly!
- 7 – 9 pm in the CAE Gallery
- $45 per person
- 3-5 Wines per event
- Light hors d’ouevres provided
- 21+ Only event
Upcoming Art of Wine Tasting Dates:
Shimmering ruby, glistening garnet, and other palate-pleasing jewel-toned wines are perfect for this amorous season. Not only do these shades pair well with this season of endearment, but each wine also has a romantic story that will tug at your heartstrings. We will swirl a Napa Cab, delight in a luscious Chianti, melt into a lovely Pinot Noir, and be absolutely enamored with a boisterous Bordeaux. Swoon over these crimson wonders and the love-struck lore of these wines.
SPRING’S ESSENCE OF BLOSSOMS & BRIGHTNESS
Spring is popping up along with the essence and softness of the season’s flora. Dance in a wine’s bouquet, letting it dazzle your nose and your palate. Each offering a unique zip and zest, explore the efflorescent tie with some whites, reds and rosés of the season that sing of floral, bramble, and fruity notes. A real Steven Spurrier/Constance Spry blend to swirl in spring’s delight.
Not a rosé. Not a spritzer. Explore this not-so-new, yet modern, orange wine adventure with its roots dating back to 6000 BC. Yes, it is still made from grapes! Lip-smacking with a twist. Compare these ocherous, coral-hued wines with their traditionally known wines made with the same grapes, yet completely different flavors and aromas!
MYSTIC MOON MAGIC… OR MYTH
Swirl into how the moon cycles and encourages lambs to frolic through vineyards creating wines worth howling with joy up to the stars. Pour into how these biodynamic wines make an impact, not only for the environment but for those who enjoy a little enchantment in their glass, too. Compare them to conventional wines to see if you can swirl into the difference!
About our tasting guide:
Carrie Garczynski, wine specialist/owner of Carried Away, creates and facilitates wine classes/dinners for public, private, and corporate events focusing on the beauty, essence, and verve wine brings to life, creating memorable experiences. With a Masters in Corporate Training and Organizational Development, she has developed numerous programs for a variety of organizations ranging from a billion-dollar privately-owned construction company to a quaint non-profit arts venue started in 1883. Shifting into the wonderful world of wine, she has achieved her Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 3 and is an International Spirits and Wine Guild Certified Executive Wine Sommelier and Certified Senior Wine Cellar Manager. In addition, she has started ‘Wining With Wisdom’, an educational blind wine tasting group, and is the American Wine Society National Director of Membership and Regional Ambassador for Colorado. She is a member of Women of the Vine & Spirits; Women’s Wine Guild of Colorado; Les Dégustateurs; Master Gardeners; Evergreen Moonlight Gardening Club; and P.E.O. When not dabbling in wine, Carrie enjoys skiing, gardening, golfing, traveling, and learning French.