TAPS

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The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24 hours a day, seven days a week through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

TAPS HAS ASSISTED OVER 50,000 SURVIVING FAMILY
MEMBERS, CASUALTY OFFICERS AND CAREGIVERS.

Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief camp has been held annually since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional Survivor Seminars and Good Grief Camps at locations across the country.

If you are suffering the loss of a military loved one, or if you know someone who can use our support, please call our toll-free help and information line now: 1-800-959-TAPS (8277).

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is a not-for-profit organization and is not part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.

Please visit www.TAPS.org

TAPS

 

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White Wines of Spring

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Keith and Kimberly welcome Jerry English / Banfi Imports

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The wines we opened…Banfi_Gavia

Bolla Prosecco  /  Bright, deep straw in color. Bouquet: Appealing ripe fruit on the nose with hints of apple, pear and peach. Taste: Fresh and fruity on the palate with a great vein of acidity and lively finish.

Principessa Gavi /  Cortese di Gavi is an historical grape variety of the lower Piedmont Region. Principessa Gavia is made from our own estate-grown grapes. Thanks to the soft pressing and the stainless steel fermentation at controlled low temperatures (always below 18°C), its typical delicate aromas and crisp flavours are enhanced.

San Angelo Pinot Grigio  /  On the palate the wine exhibits intense aromas of pear and citrus, with mouth-watering acidity and mouth-filling richness. It may pale next to some of the exceptional Pinot Grigio produced to the north in Alto Adige and Friuli, but that’s hardly an indictment. It’s fresh, crisp and delicious, an outstanding accompaniment with savory antipasti.

 

 

 

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Women of the Vine

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Deborah Brenner / Women of the Vine

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The Women of the Vine Global Symposium is the first of its kind two-day trade event enabling women across all sectors of the wine industry and across the globe to connect, network, mentor, collaborate and support each other.

It uncovers some of the personal, family and business dynamics of today’s women in wine. The Symposium aims to provide tangible strategies to help women further their careers within the ever-changing wine world.

If you are seeking to hone your business skills, gather fresh ideas and network with other like-minded women in the wine industry, this is a must attend annual event.

Please visit www.womenofthevine.com 

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Tasting Wine Blind on Radio

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Keith and Kimberly welcome Michael Wray

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Deductive Tasting Format Form

 

Our Guests Today…

MSU Denver / Prof. Michael Wray

The mission of the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department is to provide demonstrated leadership and excellence in its baccalaureate, professional and technical programs and to render service to the students, citizens, and hospitality industry of the State of Colorado. The Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department provides flexible and individualized interdisciplinary major programs with concentrations to include hotel, restaurant, and tourism events management.

Please visit at www.msudenver.edu/hospitality

The wines we enjoyed today

Picpoul De Pinet 84 points

Benziger 2012 Chardonnay 88 Points

Alimant Laurner Gewurztraminer 93 Points

La PLaya Reserve 2012 Carmenere 87 Points

Termes 2011 Numanthia 91 Points

 

U.C. Davis Wine Aroma Wheel

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Wine Conclusions

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Keith and Kimberly Tasting Wine Blind

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Tasting stages

 The results of the four recognized stages to wine tasting:
  • appearance
  • “in glass” the aroma of the wine
  • “in mouth” sensations
  • “finish” (aftertaste)

– are combined in order to establish the following properties of a wine:

  • complexity and character
  • potential (suitability for aging or drinking)
  • possible faults

A wine’s overall quality assessment, based on this examination, follows further careful description and comparison with recognized standards, both with respect to other wines in its price range and according to known factors pertaining to the region or vintage; if it is typical of the region or diverges in style; if it uses certain wine-making techniques, such as barrel fermentation or malolactic fermentation, or any other remarkable or unusual characteristics.

Whereas wines are regularly tasted in isolation, a wine’s quality assessment is more objective when performed alongside several other wines, in what are known as tasting “flights”. Wines may be deliberately selected for their vintage (“horizontal” tasting) or proceed from a single winery (“vertical” tasting), to better compare vineyard and vintages, respectively. Alternatively, in order to promote an unbiased analysis, bottles and even glasses may be disguised in a “blind” tasting, to rule out any prejudicial awareness of either vintage or winery.

Our Guest Today…

MSU Denver / Prof. Michael Wray

The mission of the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department is to provide demonstrated leadership and excellence in its baccalaureate, professional and technical programs and to render service to the students, citizens, and hospitality industry of the State of Colorado. The Hospitality, Tourism and Events Department provides flexible and individualized interdisciplinary major programs with concentrations to include hotel, restaurant, and tourism events management.

Please visit at www.msudenver.edu/hospitality

The wines we enjoyed today

Picpoul De Pinet 84 points

Benziger 2012 Chardonnay 88 Points

Alimant Laurner Gewurztraminer 93 Points

La PLaya Reserve 2012 Carmenere 87 Points

Termes 2011 Numanthia 91 Points

 

Ask for the Wines of Banfi at your Local Retailer

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