Colorado Wines to be Featured at Taste of the Broncos

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Colorado Wine Board proud to announce partnership with the Denver Broncos for the charity event on June 14 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

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"This event is an exciting opportunity for Denver Broncos fans to celebrate their Super Bowl Champions with a glass of local Colorado wine,” Doug Caskey, Executive Director of the CWIDB.

The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) announced today that it will partner with the Denver Broncos to provide a selection of locally produced Colorado wines for the second annual Taste of the Broncos presented by Nationwide Insurance, a gourmet tailgate for a cause, taking place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Tuesday, June 14, from 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m. with VIP access beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Taste of the Broncos, held at the Noble Energy Sports Legends Mall on the south end of the stadium, will allow patrons to enjoy food and drink from approximately 35 Colorado restaurants. Proceeds from the event will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies, a Broncos flagship community partner, as well as Denver Broncos Charities.

The CWIDB and the Denver Broncos carefully selected six Governor’s Cup Gold Medal-winning wines for patrons to pair with food from Denver’s most highly regarded chefs. For the second year, revered Denver Chef and restauranteur Troy Guard will serve as the lead chef for the event. Wines from Bookcliff Vineyards (Boulder), Boulder Creek Winery (Boulder), Creekside Cellars (Evergreen), Guy Drew Vineyards (Cortez) and Plum Creek Cellars (Palisade) will be available by the glass. Leading members of the Colorado wine industry will also be available to discuss food and drink offerings with patrons as well as pour samples of Colorado’s diverse wine landscape.

"This event is an exciting opportunity for Denver Broncos fans to celebrate their Super Bowl Champions with a glass of local Colorado wine,” said Doug Caskey, Executive Director of the CWIDB. “The wines that have been selected for this event showcase the wonderful caliber of Colorado wines, and I am eager to see the results of this year’s Governor’s Cup competition which will take place in July.”

9News’ Cheryl Preheim will emcee Taste of the Broncos on behalf of the event’s media partner and there will be opportunities to meet Broncos players, coaches, alumni, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot. Entertaining guests throughout the evening will be the Blue Canyon Boys.

“Taste of the Broncos represents the best of what Colorado has to offer from a culinary perspective and we are thrilled to showcase Colorado wines at this year’s event,” said Cindy Kellogg, Vice President of Community Development for the Denver Broncos.

For more information or to purchase tickets for Taste of the Broncos, please visit http://www.denverbroncos.com/community/tasteofthebroncos.html.

About the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board
The Colorado Wine Industry Development Board (CWIDB) is part of the Colorado Department of Agriculture dedicated to promoting and furthering the development of Colorado’s grape growers and vintners. The CWIDB supports the efforts of more than 140 wineries throughout the state, producing an increasing array of premium-quality wines. For additional information, visit http://www.coloradowine.com. “Like” ColoradoWine on Facebook and follow Colorado Wine on Twitter.

About Denver Broncos Charities
Denver Broncos Charities impacts our community in many diverse ways with highlighted focus on ten Be A Champion in the Community flagship partners including Food Bank of the Rockies, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver Rescue Mission, Bonfils Blood Center, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Project PAVE, Rose Andom Center, Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, Susan G. Komen Colorado, Colorado Youth and High School Football.

About Food Bank of the Rockies
Food Bank of the Rockies, a non-profit organization, distributed nearly 44 million meals last year through their direct service programs and partner agencies, serving clients in Northern Colorado, including Metro Denver, and the entire state of Wyoming. One in seven Coloradans, including nearly one in four Colorado children, struggle with hunger. Since 1978, FBR has provided more than 519 million meals to people in need in our community. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America. For additional information, please visit http://www.foodbankrockies.org. “Like” FBR on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to their blog.

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