Six thousand Champagne flutes (glasses) in the Brown Palace Hotel lobby waiting to be filled.
What beats one hundred bottles of beer on the wall? How about 6,000 glasses of champagne! The 31st Annual Champagne Cascade presented by the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa kicked off the holidays with centuries old Napoleonic traditional sabering of Champagne magnums to the pouring of the effervescent bubbly into and over a pyramid of glasses. Now it would be impossible to fill all 6,000 glasses, since the weight alone would collapse the cascade of Champagne flutes and it would also lose a lot of tasty and pricy Champagne. Not to worry though there was plenty of Champagne for the guests on all seven floor that were open for the viewing of the event. In the spirit of the holidays and the giving season with the holiday Champagne cascade kickoff, the Brown Palace donates to charitable organizations and this year Historic Denver was the recipient. The donation was presented by the new general manager Timothy Wolfe, which was accepted by Historic Denver Executive director Annie Levinsky. The contribution was matched by Roger Hutson.
The Grand Chandelier in the Brown Place Hotel lit up for the holidays.
In the centuries old Napoleonic tradition Dennis Dinsmore and his son Mat Dinsmore use sabers to uncork the magnum bottles of Moet Chandon Champagne.
The new GM of the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa Timothy Wolf carefully pours Champagne into the top glass of the pyramid.
The new GM of the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa Timothy Wolf carefully pouring the cascade of Champagne into the pyramid of 6,000 Champagne flutes.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Roger Hutson
The new GM of the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa Timothy Wolfe along with Historic Denver Executive Director Annie Levinsky and Roger Hutson with the dontation check to Historic Denver that was matched by Roger Hutson.
Executive director of Historic Denver, Annie Levinsky, getting the final top off the Champagne cascade at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Ginnie and Scott Eldredge with Ann DeForest
Daniel Kopinsky with Steve Edmonds.
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