Mar 5, 2013

Interview with Wine Auctioneer Matthew Chung

Matthew Chung bringing his charisma and high energy to a wine auction
(image source).

Wine from the Bordeaux region is one of Chung's
favorites. His other favored French wine-producing
region is Burgundy. Click on the links to read more
 about these wine regions! (image source)

"Wine is just one of those things that people just love to be a part of, to drink, to buy, to sell, to read about, to think about, to enjoy. It's a social, living thing."
—Matthew Chung

This 6-minute podcast introduces you to Matthew Chung, Guest Auctioneer of the Wine Festival of Colorado Springs. We asked him out his wine favorites, a typical day as a wine guy, and the theatrics of auctioneering.

Chung originally became interested in wine after waiting tables in college, and now has started his own wine business called MCC Wine Advisory, based in Santa Barbara. He's excited to be returning to Colorado Springs year after year to help in the Live Auction, especially since French wines top his list of favorites! 

"The whole point of the auction... it's theater and it's entertaining. If you can heighten what's happening on the floor and get people involved ... then I think it's just better for everyone."
—Matthew Chung

Wine Fest horiz
Wine Festival of Colorado Springs
March 7 - 9

Grand Tasting and Wine Market Auction

Friday, March 8, 7p | The Broadmoor | 1 Lake Avenue
$65 FAC members; $85 non-members | Become a FAC Member and save $20 per ticket! | Invite friends!
Buy Tickets Online Here!

Gourmet Winemaker Dinner & Live Auction

Saturday, March 9 | Garden of the Gods Club | 3320 Mesa Road
Dinner at 6:30p; Live auction at 8:30p; Dress: Cocktail Attire
$125 per guest | Invite friends!
Buy Tickets Online Here!

For a complete listing of events, please click here and go to Tickets + Events. 

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