There are a lot of rules regarding alcohol that I don't follow, but using the right glass for the right wine is a dictum that I have learned -- after hundreds of hours of personal research -- is key to giving wine the only chance to taste as the vintner wanted it to taste.
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You can save yourself hundreds of hours of drunken research by going to the Tivoli Riedel Glass Seminar -- Wine & Glass Experience today at the Tivoli on the Auraria campus. The event, which runs from 5 to 6 p.m., costs $75 -- but that includes four Riedel wine glasses (worth $116 retail), along with admission to Denver Food & Wine's Art of the Cocktail & a Concert, which starts at 6 p.m.
But first, you'll taste Atlas Peak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon '05, Pine Ridge Dijon-Clone Chardonnay '07, Gary Farrell Pinot Noir Carneros '07 and the Crossings Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc '09, all in their proper glasses.