2019 FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen – Exclusive Media Invitations & News Roundup
| MARK OLDMAN at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen |
Oldman’s seminars – Friday, June 14 & Saturday, June 15 at Paepcke 1 Tent:
Wines for Quadrillionaires 10:00 AM -10:45 AM
Grilling Gods: Perfect Wines for BBQ 3:45 PM-4:30 PM
‘WINE FOR QUADRILLIONAIRES’ FEATURES STAG’S LEAP
CUSTOM-MADE, UNPRECEDENTED 27L BOTTLE (36 BOTTLES IN ONE)
Wine speaker Mark Oldman will debut an unprecedented 27 liter bottle — which is 36 bottles in one — and the largest bottle even opened at the Classic. Called a Primat or Goliath — this Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 is considered equal to the very best Bordeaux. Normally priced at $300 for a regular (750 ml) sized bottle — multiply that by 36 for this goliath! Sent from Italy to Napa, then etched and filled — the vessel will be transported to Aspen in a special refrigerated truck exclusively for Oldman’s seminars. Weighing in at a mind boggling 120 pounds — be sure to get a sip and a pic while you can!
Exclusive: the secret theme of the Quadrillionaires seminar is ‘Drink Back the Concorde’ — wine that was served on the glamorous supersonic jet or wine that is “Concorde-worthy” if “The Bird,” as it was called by insiders were still flying today. Along with California’s iconic Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23, six other rarefied wines that bring a “sonic boom” will be served. If one person were to purchase the seven bottles served in Oldman’s seminars, it would cost more than a round-trip ticket on Concorde (~$12,000 in 2003, the last year of operation.) Each attendee at Mark’s seminar will receive a commemorative Concorde luggage tag based on the British Airways design of the late 1970s.
| ASPEN SHAKTI |
DENVER-BASED STILLWATER BRANDS
LAUNCHES ‘CALIPER’ – A NEW CBD-ONLY PRODUCT AT ASPEN SHAKTI
Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16 – 9 AM-10:30 AM – Aspen Shakti studio
Fight the dreaded FOOD & WINE hangover with some morning zen and a touch of plant healing. Affectionately called the Madonna of yoga, Aspen Shakti founder and yoga/meditation teacher Jayne Gottlieb will lead two special CBD hangover healing classes designed around the opportunity to try Caliper before it hits store shelves. Caliper offers 20mg of hemp-derived CBD without any THC — in each dose. Launching this summer, Stillwater is giving this sneak peek with an exclusive CBD-enhanced “hangover helper” yoga class. www.Stillwaterbrands.life
RSVP to katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
| PROXIMUS TEQUILA | | PROXIMUS ‘PALOMA IN A CAN’ |
GHOST POP UP: TAKE HOME TEQUILA AND TASTE
PREMIUM PALOMA IN A CAN – VIP BOTTLE GIFTING
Friday, June 15, Saturday, June 16, Sunday June 17
Proximus Tequila was founded in 2008 by an unlikely duo: analytically-minded Carlos Gonzalez, a physics engineer from Guadalajara, Mexico and Aaron Forman, a Chicago-born sommelier-restauranteur with a superb tasting palate. Proximus is a premium blanco tequila made with 100% blue agave grown in the highlands above Arrandas, Mexico. Ten years later the duo dreamed up the unthinkable: putting Mexico’s most beloved cocktail — the paloma — in a portable, easy-to-serve, stylish can. Proximus ‘Paloma in a Can’ is the only all-natural, sparkling craft paloma on the market. The beverage contains just six all-natural ingredients with a hint of effervescence. An artisanal cocktail with no fuss, no clean up and no high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, or artificial ingredients. www.tequilaproximus.com
RSVP to Lea if you would like to receive a bottle of Proximus Tequila and/or ‘Palomas in a can’: email@example.com
| bar helix | | KENDRA ANDERSON |
FOOD & WINE EXCLUSIVE EVENTS: YACHT ROCK AFTER DARK | ALL THINGS NEGRONI
Friday June 14 – late night
Kendra Anderson, owner of bar helix www.insidethehelix.com in Denver and the host of #YachtRockAfterDark — one of the most highly anticipated private parties at the FOOD & WINE weekend, has added a second event to her annual pilgrimage to the Classic: a super-secret soiree dedicated to her well-documented obsession with the Negroni cocktail. Her very own bar helix is the only Negroni bar in the western United States, featuring more than a dozen variations on the classic combination of Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth. In celebration of the iconic drink’s 100th birthday, Anderson has partnered with Campari America to host a late-night pop-up on Friday, June 14 featuring all things Negroni. RSVP to Kendra with why you like Negronis: firstname.lastname@example.org
| MARBLE DISTILLING CO. |
FOOD & WINE EXCLUSIVE EVENT: HIGHBALL HOOTENANNY – Highballs, Bites & Beats
Friday, June 14, 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Marble Distilling Co., Laws Whiskey House & Q Mixers are hosting a special VIP and media event to show off their goods. RSVP to Carey: email@example.com
Marble Distilling Co. is an award-winning, zero-waste craft spirits distillery, luxury boutique ‘Distillery Inn’ and tasting room located in the heart of historic Carbondale. Husband and wife founded, and run by the wife — a female head distiller, Marble Distilling Co. is the only distiller filtering spirits through crushed, 99.5% calcite Yule marble, from the quarry in Marble, Colorado. This is the same quarry where they sourced the stone for columns of the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This all natural, one of a kind filtration system allows the flavor of the 100% Colorado grains to shine through yet affords a smooth, creamy finish. Marble Bar Aspen is the newest tasting room located in the Grand Hyatt in downtown Aspen. www.marbledistilling.com
| ASPEN ART MUSEUM |
AN ART & LUNCH (OR TEA/COFFEE) OASIS DURING FOOD & WINE
Should you need a break during the busy FOOD & WINE weekend, the Aspen Art Museum’s roof deck SO Cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM & Sunday 11AM-5PM. Enjoy a deliciously artful lunch, a glass of wine, a coffee or green matcha latte. Take in the best view of town with Aspen mountain as the backdrop.
AAM celebrates three major milestones in 2019:
- 2019: AAM’s Fortieth anniversary as a Public Institution
- AAM’s 15th anniversary of the inaugural ArtCrush – Aspen’s annual marquee art and social event of the year hosting artists, gallerists, and social elite each summer – August 2, 2019.
- The Whole Celebration – AAM Fifth Anniversary of the Opening of Shigeru Ban–Designed Building & Fortieth Anniversary as a Public Institution – Saturday, August 10, 2019, 5 PM–Sunday, August 11, 5 PM – there will be a full spectrum of artist talks and performances, oral histories from founders and community members, a lecture by AAM-architect Shigeru Ban, workshops for all ages, a dance party, midnight film screening, sleepover, sunrise yoga, and more.
Media contact: lea Tucker, 3030.641.4370, firstname.lastname@example.org