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Volunteer and Receive Comp Pass to a Taste of Vail Signature Event

February 26, 2015 11:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Calling all volunteers! The Taste of Vail is looking for a number of enthusiastic volunteers to make its 25th anniversary food and wine festival the best yet. Taste of Vail is one of the hottest tickets every spring and volunteering is a great way to give back to the community while earning a free pass to an event or credit for your favorite non-profit organization. Volunteers must work a minimum of six or seven hours to receive a complimentary pass to either the American Lamb Cookoff & Apres Ski Tasting or the Mountain Top Picnic. Those required to volunteer a certain number of hours for various non-profit organizations, also can receive a credit for their time supporting Taste of Vail. Those selected to be volunteers for the event must attend a mandatory one-hour training session. Volunteers also may be required to attend meetings that are specific to their committee prior to the event. All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid e-mail address to submit an application. Taste of Vail gets a number of applicants each year so volunteers will be judged on a number of criteria including if they’ve volunteered in the past,… View Article

Taste of Vail Celebrates Milestone Anniversary Along with Participating Wineries

February 13, 2015 10:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Since its inception in 1990, Taste of Vail has prided itself not only in celebrating the Vail lifestyle, but also the passion and commitment behind its attending wineries. This is just one reason why dozens of winemakers and owners visit Vail every spring to showcase their products. More than 50 wineries are expected to attend the 25th anniversary of Taste of Vail presented by Audi; a number of which are celebrating milestone anniversaries. Klinker Brick Winery is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. About the Founders: Steve and Lori represent the fifth generation of their family to grow grapes in Lodi. They started Klinker Brick Winery and produced their first vintage of old vine zinfandel in 2000. About the Winery: Klinker Bricks are highly prized bricks that grace many of the historical buildings in Lodi, including their home. Chosen by Craftsmen architects in the 1920’s for their distinctive qualities, including unique shapes and dark, rich color, they are denser and heavier in weight than regular bricks. Rich, deep color, enormous density, unique and distinctive features are the same qualities found in Klinker Brick’s Old Vine Zinfandel and Farrah Syrah. About the Wine: 2012 Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah Received 91 points and… View Article

Five Favorite Spring Events in Vail This Year

February 9, 2015 8:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts As the days grow longer and the bluebird skies become more frequent, locals and guests of Vail are often found soaking up the last few weeks of skiing on Vail Mountain. During the months of March and April, spring skiing is accompanied by sunshine and soft snow. In addition, there are a number of great events happening on-mountain and throughout Vail Village to celebrate the change of seasons, the love of winter sports and the Vail lifestyle. If you’re looking to plan your next Vail vacation, here are some upcoming events to consider: Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships – March 2-7 The world’s best snowboarders come together to take part in the longest running, premier snowboarding event presented by MINI. Enjoy halfpipe and slopestyle competitions performed by elite athletes as well as concerts, events, demos and more. Pink Vail – March 21 The world’s biggest, pinkest ski party has raised more than $1 million to benefit the “Spirit of Survival” program at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. This unique survivorship program offers all cancer patients and survivors at Shaw the opportunity to receive free exercise training, nutrition coaching, emotional support, outdoor adventures, a nurse navigator, massages, integrative treatments and much more…. View Article