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23 Ratings

There was a huge variety of wines to choose from and the lines moved relatively quickly. The crowds were pleasant and controlled, not a rowdy event, just everyone enjoying the day. The music was enjoyable and there was some room for dancing. I would go again and take guests, recommend to my friends. The food vendors that were there were tasty, perhaps some easy snacks like pretzels/popcorn would be good also as some people brought children. My only suggestion....Set up some big coolers of water, the kind with a spicket where people could pour water for themselves into their wine glass for hydration in between tastings.
Elaine C. · September 8, 2016
This is our second year attending the Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival. It is a really fun, interesting afternoon out. I do recommend scouting out the wines you are most interested in and sticking only to those, otherwise it can get overwhelming. I'm also a little sad that for a "Food and Wine" festival, there is surprisingly little food there. I wish there was a greater food attendance to go with all the amazing wines.
Kristen M. · August 14, 2017
the music was great. Very upbeat and had the crowd entertained. The wine glasses were cute, but maybe they should be made out of silicone instead of glass. A few people broke them later on in the evening.
Sam M. · August 1, 2017

What You'll Get

The Deal

$35 for ticket for one on July 30, 2016 ($50 value)

Deal includes:

  • One ticket
  • One tasting goblet
  • Unlimited wine samples

Portion of proceeds from the event benefits the Breckenridge Rotary Club. For more information, view the event page.

Port: Dessert Within a Draft

Although cakes and pies demand the most attention at dessert, a glass of port can be just as sweet. Join Groupon for a snifter of knowledge as we examine this famous wine.

Named for its birthplace near the city of Oporto in Portugal’s Douro River Valley, Port is characterized by its rich sweetness underpinned by notes of everything from dark fruits to butterscotch. Traditionally, vintners achieve these nuanced notes with the help of five grape types, including the tannin-rich touriga nacional, the fragrant tinta barroca, and the crisp tinta cao. After blending the quintet into a hearty red must, they fortify it with brandy, which halts the fermentation process, killing the yeast before it can finish breaking down the grapes’ sugars into alcohol. This infusion allows the wine to retain much of the fruit’s natural sweetness. But Port’s flavor doesn’t just come from its ingredients: it also comes from the aging process. Batches aged briefly in oak vats become full-bodied ruby ports, whereas those aged for decades in smaller oak casks mellow into subtle, airy, tawny ports.

Although authentic Portuguese port is fastidiously monitored by the country’s ministry of agriculture, many wineries around the world produce their own versions. In California, for instance, producers such as Ficklin Vineyards and St. Amant bottle dazzling port-style dessert wines crafted from grapes sourced straight from Portugal.

Port might’ve remained a regional curiosity if not for the reliably hostile relationship between Britain and France. After an 18th-century spat cut off the British from their beloved bordeaux and burgundies, they turned their thirsty gazes toward Portugal’s steep hillside vineyards. Soon, port was literally the toast of Britain, appearing everywhere from the Royal Navy’s Loyal Toast to the punches and potions described in the works of Charles Dickens. Even today, vestiges of Britain’s love affair with the wine remain; many traditional port houses still bear British names, including Sandeman, Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman, and Cockburn’s.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Must be 21 or older. Limit 4 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who miss an event. In the event of a cancellation, your voucher will be fully refunded. Each voucher is good for 1 person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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