Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival goes high-tech with new app
Ryan Summerlin July 9, 2014
If you go
What: Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival
When: Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20
Where: River Run Village, Keystone
Cost: One-day passes are $60, and weekend passes are $100; seminars and reserve wine tasting are priced individually
Think rose is passe? Think again. Pink wine is back and more popular than ever, and it’s going high tech at the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 19, and Sunday, July 20. Through a new mobile phone app, you can find out what’s trending, “favorite” your preferred wines and easily locate and navigate wine tastings, wine seminars and food booths at the festival.
Sample more than 250 different wines from red to pink and white to sparkling wines and champagnes at Keystone’s River Run Village. Learn about cabernet wine regions at the “World Cup of Cabernet” seminar or the surprising ways to mix champagne into your everyday life at the “Bubbles … On the Rocks” session. Then, there’s the “Pink is the New Yum” seminar to debunk those myths about rose.
While sipping your wine and champagne, enjoy the perfect pairing with eight different jazz bands on stage throughout the festival.
“This is the perfect place for everyone to sample a new wine — from the casual wine drinker to the connoisseur and everyone in between,” said Maja Russer, event organizer and Keystone Neighbourhood Co.’s event and marketing director.
Track wines with the app
Don’t miss a beat or your favorite wine with the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival app. The app allows you to track the music performances and wine seminars, and guides you to the best wines on the interactive map. And you can also create a list of your favorite samples.
“With 300 different types of wine to sample in one place, we also wanted to make it easy for people, which is why we developed our Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival app,” Russer said. “It gives you the tool, in the palm of your hand, to find the right wines for you, to keep track of the wines you taste and like or don’t like and to locate the right wine seminar, food or activity for you and your group of friends or family.”
The fun begins with a pre-festival kickoff on Friday, July 18, with a reserve wine tasting and a performance by Will Donato Trio at the Warren Station Center for the Arts in River Run Village at Keystone.
The festival begins Saturday, July 19, and wraps up on Sunday, July 20, with 250-plus wines, wine seminars and live performances by Dotsero, Gregory Goodloe, Christof Brownell, Chieli Minucci Band, Stanley Jordan, Oli Silk Band, Matt Marshak and Marcus Anderson Band. A portion of the proceeds from this festival will be donated to Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts.
For more information, visit www.keystonefestivals.com or call (970) 496-4386.
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