Colorado’s Premier Wine Event DAM Uncorked Annual Tasting and Auction Honors Museum Trustee Kate Paul

Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Denver Art Museum

Get ready for one of the most impressive wine-tasting events in Colorado, DAM Uncorked. The 13th annual fundraiser will take place the second weekend in April at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Whether a seasoned sommelier or a curious novice, wine lovers will not want to miss the chance to taste more than 300 wines during the Wine Tasting on Friday, April 12. The DAM Uncorked Dinner & Auction on Saturday, April 13, includes silent and live auctions and a seated dinner. DAM Uncorked has grown into one of the museum’s largest fundraisers and is presented in partnership with UMB Bank and Applejack Wine & Spirits. This year's event is co-chaired by Suzanne Farver and Susan Noble. Governor John Hickenlooper will serve as honorary chair.

Guests at the Wine Tastingwill spend Friday evening enjoying fine hors d’oeuvres from Kevin Taylor Catering, learning more about wine with helpful tasting guides and sampling exceptional vintages from prominent domestic and international vintners. Always a festive affair, guests can take a break from tasting and bid on items in the silent auction such as spa and restaurant packages or bottles of wine.

The Friday Wine Tasting will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $90 for museum members, $125 for non-members and $45 for designated drivers. All attendees must be 21 years of age. Beat the crowds and taste the best wines first with First Taste tickets, which are an additional $35 and allow access at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at Guests may also purchase tickets at the door for an additional $10, subject to availability. Early ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

The DAM Uncorked Dinner & Auction will take place Saturday, April 13. The event begins with a silent auction reception featuring cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated dinner and live auction. Guests can bid on rare bottles of wine, exclusive access to private art collections, tours with DAM curators and unique travel packages. The silent auction features a variety of luxury items with something for every taste. Guests also will have the opportunity to bid on fantastic original artworks from artists connected to the DAM through past programs or exhibitions in the Salon du Musée section of the silent auction; proceeds from the items featured in the Salon section will directly fund new acquisitions for the museum’s collections. Reservations are required for this event, which typically sells out early. For Dinner & Auction tables or individual tickets, contact Gravely Wilson at 720-913-2763 or

This year DAM Uncorked honors Kate Paul, president and CEO of Delta Dental. A museum trustee since 1998, Kate Paul offers ongoing support of the museum’s interest in community outreach and champions the museum among local businesses and organizations. In addition to serving on the DAM Board of Trustees, Paul has chaired the DAM Development Committee since 2007. Throughout the years, Paul has shared her time and thoughts with the DAM for fundraising endeavors including DAM Uncorked and Collectors’ Choice. As Development Committee chair she is constantly working to bring new supporters, both individual and corporate, to the museum.

A respected leader in the Colorado business community, Paul was recently honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber as one of Colorado’s 25 Most Powerful Women. She also serves on the boards of numerous community organizations.

Presenting sponsors for DAM Uncorked are UMB Bank and Applejack Wine & Spirits. Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Catering at the Denver Art Museum.