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The Alexander Dawson School is pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for the 2nd annual ‘Through the Tasting Glass’ event showcasing Colorado Wines, locally sourced gourmet food and featuring Colorado Artists. The event will be held on February 21, 2014 from 6:30 pm 10:30 pm at an exclusive private residence and airplane hangar located at the Erie Airport.

Wine and food aficionados from across the state will attend and take part in the annual event benefiting Alexander Dawson School. Five unique wines, each from a different Colorado winery will be featured at the event and paired with an epicurean delight prepared by Executive Chef Ted Strauch of Greens Point Catering.

“In our second year, we are honored to be featuring some of Colorado’s most distinctive wines and helping to educate wine enthusiasts to better understand what makes Colorado wine unique and competitive”, states coChair and sponsor Barbara Somerville of Printnovation. “We want to spread the word and dispel the myths about Colorado wines”, adds coChair and sponsor Miche Bacher of mali b sweets. “Our line up this year is exceptional” says coChair and sponsor Pam Dupont of The Beauty Within, a local interior design firm. She expands by adding “the food, the wine and the art all combine for an event unlike anything Boulder County has seen”. Participating wineries include: Bookcliff Vineyards, Garfield Estates, Helluva Wine, Ten Bears Winery, and Ruby Trust Cellars.

The event begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres served while guests view some of Colorado’s exceptional art masterpieces and interact with the artists. Live Jazz featuring saxophonist Matt White will set the mood for this unprecedented event. Winemakers from each of the featured Wineries will be on hand to talk about their wine, processes, and experiences in the growing Colorado wine industry. Winemakers will be onsite throughout the event to chat with guests and answer questions.

When asked which wineries will be showcased and what bottles will be tasted, Somerville responded by saying “you’ll just have to purchase a ticket...we’ve procured some exclusive bottles and in some instances, the last bottles available in the state. We can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.”

‘Through the Tasting Glass’ is an event benefiting the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette Colorado. Sales from the Art Show will benefit Dawson School’s Art Department and features some of Dawson’s community artists. Other event sponsors include Sunflower Spa of Longmont and Gross Cutler Sieler Dupont of Boulder.

Tickets for the 2nd Annual ‘Through the Tasting Glass’ event are available on For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit the event website at or contact Dawson’s Director of Development Susan Miller at or 3033810436.


Alexander Dawson School is more than a school it's an experience. Dawson is an exceptional place where students are recognized as individuals and valued for their distinct personalities and abilities.Students not only prepare for college here – they prepare for life. They gain invaluable skills and insights through authentic learning. They grow creatively, socially, in character and intellect. Dawson stokes their curiosity and shows them how to satisfy it. They discover ways to uncover answers, to cherish and support the world around them and find new ways to view it. They learn to live with integrity, passion, and genuine joy? to be themselves and do their best.