Wine Seminars this Weekend at River Run Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival

Wine Seminars at River Run at Keystone: Tasty and Educational! The Wine and Jazz Festival at Keystone Resort this weekend features a multitude of seminars on a variety of topics.  Check out the descriptions below to see if there are any you might be interested in attending, they all sound great! All seminars are $20 to attend and take place at Warren Station in River Run in Keystone.

Saturday Seminars

Saturday, July 14 // 12pm
Frank C. Seidl, Advanced Sommelier, CMS
General Sales Manager, Trinity Fine Wines

An enjoyable and informative foray into the wide world of “Meritage” wines. What is a Meritage wine? How did they get this strange name? Where do they come from? Why are they expensive? What do they taste like? How are they related to the great wines of Bordeaux? All will be revealed – and tasted – during this entertaining session.

Saturday, July 14 // 3pm
Scott Thomas, Wine Specialist
Republic National Dist Company

Join us in learning more about the fine art of blind tasting wine. This interactive seminar will explore key components of common varietals and learn how to deduce the difference between old world and new world wines taking in account the varietal characteristics. Hosts will guide you through the steps and philosophy behind blind tasting and allow the opportunity to practice for yourself. This is a great seminar to increase your wine knowledge and improve your sensory skills.

Sunday Seminars

Sunday, July 15 // 11am
Diane Kressley, General Sales Manager – Grand Vin

Bubbles shall no longer be limited to just those special celebrations, holidays, or weekend brunches…You can find the perfect bottle of “bubbly” to suit every occasion and every budget, big and small! Once considered to be reserved solely for the rich and royal, we will uncover the mystery of Champagne and Sparkling Wines to tempt and tantalize even the most amateur of taste buds.
Discover how wine making techniques, grape varietals, and the region where the grapes are grown affects the price of every special bottle. Whether your bubbles preference is sweet or dry, foreign or domestic, you will learn how to find some of the best values on the market, as well as learn what to look for when splurging for that special occasion.

Sunday, July 15 // 2pm
Ashley Rowe, Luxury Wine Specialist, Constellation Wines, U.S.

Belly up to the wine bar with Jelly Belly jelly beans.
Demystify your palette with the tasty sensations of six different wines paired with dozens of jelly beans. Looking for what flavors you find in Zinfandel? How about a couple of raspberry jellybeans, a black cherry, and mocha? Perhaps you’re looking for the flavors that best compliment a Chardonnay? Maybe add a pear, a pineapple, some green apple.

Keystone Resort – River Run Rocks Concert Series for Ski Season 2011 2012

The River Run Rocks Concert Series kicks off for the winter on Saturday, December 3rd from 3:00-6:30 pm with The Drew Emmitt Band and New Monsoon.

The free concert series features plenty of food vendors and beverage carts, and prime seating on the decks of Wolf Rock, 9280’ TapHouse, and Luigi’s. A kids’ fun zone also keeps the young ones busy while you enjoy the music.


• 3pm – 3:10pm: Emcee mentions, crowd giveaways
• 3:15pm – 4:30pm: The Drew Emmitt Band
• 4:30pm – 5:00pm: Emcee mentions, crowd giveaways
• 5:00pm – 6:30pm: New Monsoon

Beverages, alcohol and food will be sold á la carte.  River Run Rocks is located in River Run Village in the Events Plaza.  Free parking is available at the River Run Village’s Montezuma lot, which is located off of Highway 6 East on Gondola Road.

Be sure to look for additional River Run Rocks concert dates throughout the 2011/2012 ski season!  SummitCove is proud to be your Keystone Resort lodging provider as you head to SummitCounty!

Warren Station in River Run Village Show Thursday

Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Warren Station in River Run Village

The Warren Station is hosting a presentation from the Lake Dillon Theatre company Smokey Joe’s Cafe.

Smokey Joe's Cafe in River Run Village Keystone

Description from the Lake Dillon Theatre Co.

“Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized ’50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre.”

River Run Village at Warren Station

Warren Station is going to be hosting several exciting events in River Run Village and the best part of the show is that if you are staying in the River Run Condos you can go from your Keystone Lodging, to dinner in River Run, and then back to your River Run Condo all with out driving.  Come and enjoy what Keystone River Run Village is all about.