OUR FOOD AND WINE CRITICS

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Riane Menardi Morrison

DENVER 5280

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Riane Menardi Morrison is 5280's digital strategy editor and former associate food editor. She writes about Denver's food scene and has contributed to notable features like  the Ultimate Guide to Chinese Food in Denver and 5280's 25 Best Restaurants list. When she's not on the hunt for the best hot chicken and green chile in town, she's likely hiking with her black lab or hitting the slopes with her husband.

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Maia Parish

THE WINE SUITE LLC

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Colin Wrenn

 

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Born and raised in Colorado, Colin has spent many years navigating the excellent Denver dining scene. Food, books and beverage occupy most of the man's time.

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Jeffrey J. Richards, Esq

 

HONORARY CONSUL OF FRANCE FOR COLORADO

THE RICHARDS LAW FIRM

Maia Parish is a Denver-based sommelier, wine writer, wine educator, wine judge, and award-winning events producer. 

She owns and operates The Wine Suite LLC and produces wine-educated inspired events.

She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier Colorado Chapter. Her work has been featured in Ebony MagazineWine Enthusiast MagazineWall Street JournalFood and Wine MagazineThe Somm JournalThe Zoe Report, Denver Luxury Magazine5280 MagazineDining Out MagazineCherry Creek Magazine, the Wine Business Journal.  

She is a recurring writer for 5280 Magazine and Vine Pair, the world’s largest online drinks platform.  Her wine writing includes stories on wine and food pairings, educational hacks, wine luxury travel destinations, and winemakers, emphasizing diversity and inclusion within BIPOC/LGBTQ cultures.  

Recently, she was selected for Daniel Boulud's 21/22  &  22/23 Sommelier Team for La Fête Du Champagne, La Tablee, and the La Paulee.

Ms. Parish has spoken at the Wine Media ConferenceAssemblage Symposium, and Battonage Forum. She is a recurring wine judge for the Denver International Wine CompetitionDrink Pink Vino, and the Canned Wine Competition.

You can find Ms. Parish on all social media at @thewinemistress, and her website bio.site/TheWineSuite. This is her 3rd year with the RMFACC.