March 2024 Letter

March is always an interesting time in Colorado. Spring starts to tease us with its elusive warmth and the passing of the Spring Equinox, but that is coupled with frequent snow storms and a ski season still in full swing. This March we’ve been balancing the changing seasons by embracing the chilly weather with cozy events such as our Colorado Wine FED Workshop, while starting to plan for summer gatherings such as our Annual Slow Food Farm Dinner. What else have we been up to? We awarded a new Snail of Approval, launched tickets for our April FED Workshop, prepared to host our March FED workshop, prepared to welcome Slow Wine to Denver, and more!

 This coming weekend we will host the second installment of our FED program. We’re heading to the Highlands neighborhood with six Colorado winemakers and advanced sommelier, Logan Silbert, to introduce attendees to the frequently underappreciated wines of our chapter’s home state. The event will begin with an intimate blind tasting, offering the opportunity to try CO wines side by side with wines from around the world. Furthermore, the hour and a half long exclusive tasting will give guests an opportunity to dig deep into the industry with Logan. Following the VIP experience, we will invite all general admission ticket holders to join us at the Grand Tasting. Taking over a warm, sunny space with our winemakers, their unique bottles ready for tasting, and a spread of locally procured charcuterie, it is sure to be an incredibly special afternoon. There are still a few tickets left, so snag yours if you’d like to join us!

Last week we also launched the tickets for our April FED Workshop, which we will be co-hosting with Patagonia Denver and Ruby’s Market. Both partners have been instrumental in organizing this panel discussion on food and culture, and we’re eager to learn alongside you on April 10th from our ten panelists. This coming month we will also be hosting an Earth Day event with McGregor Square and the Rockies. We will be joined by various food equity partners in handing out seeds and engaging with our community. It is sure to be a lovely afternoon as we prepare for the upcoming growing season and continue important conversations around sustainability in our city. 

If you have not yet tried Convivio Café, we highly recommend putting it on your to do list. This brand new Snail of Approval awardee is joining us as a women and immigrant-owned local cafe that is bilingual and Guatemalan inspired. Having the opportunity to learn first hand about the behind the scenes work of this local gem was a true gift. The two women behind Convivio have put incredible intention and effort into building a welcoming, inclusive space that is truly built on values. 

In the next few weeks, keep an eye out for the release of tickets to our May FED Workshop – How To: Foraging, which will be taught by instructor Kate Armstrong The Urban Forager and Andy Conners of Foraged. April will also bring the start of our volunteer season, so please check out the upcoming opportunities if you’d like to lend a hand. Lastly, if you are in the food and beverage industry, Slow Wine is bringing its global tour to Denver this coming Monday. If you’re interested in attending the event, click here to purchase your tickets.


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